Louis Lindsey, a 50-year-old Pennington Gap man was jailed Sunday after he allegedly killed another man over a package of crackers.
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, police were called on reports of an injured man laying on the side of the road. When they arrived on the scene, they found Lindsay. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Investigators say Lindsay told police that he had gotten into a fight with a man at a nearby residence over a pack of crackers. When officers checked the home, they found 40-year-old Emery Freeman on the porch. He was deceased when officers arrived. Police stated that Lindsay reportedly choked the victim to death. His body was sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
Lindsay was booked into the Duffield Regional Jail on charges of first degree murder. He is currently being held without bond.