Marcus E. Flagg

DECATUR — A Decatur man accused of flagging down a passing motorist, asking him odd questions and then shooting and wounding him as he tried to drive away, has been arrested.

Marcus E. Flagg, 21, was taken into custody Thursday and booked on a preliminary charge of aggravated battery with a firearm, which is subject to review by the Macon County State Attorney’s Office.

A sworn Decatur police affidavit said the crime dates to July 15 when police were called at 2:30 a.m. to the intersection of North Warren Street and East Grand Avenue in response to a shooting.

The adult male victim said he was driving just minutes earlier through the intersection of North Warren and East Stuart streets when he was flagged down by a man, the affidavit said.

“He stated the male leaned into the passenger side of his vehicle and began to ask him questions,” the affidavit said. “(The driver) stated that he became concerned at the questioning. He stated the man then produced a handgun and pointed at him. The driver stated that he grabbed for the gun as he started to drive away … as he did, the man fired the handgun, striking him in the hand and bicep.”

On July 28, the affidavit said, police were called to the 300 block of East Stuart Street in response to a shots fired alert and traced the gunfire to an address in that block. They seized a .40-caliber handgun that matched the caliber of a spent shell found in the victim’s car. Police developed information that eventually pointed to Flagg, who was at the address where the gun was found, as the shooting suspect. The affidavit said he was later identified in a digital picture lineup by the victim.

Flagg remained in the Macon County Jail on Monday night in lieu of $150,000 bond.

2018 mugshots from the Herald & Review

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