BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Panama City man is charged after dragging a female victim as she tried to flee from his vehicle, police said.

Roger Rivera

Roger Rivera, 39, was charged with false imprisonment and battery.

Officers with PCPD were alerted that a male and female were having an argument inside a vehicle near the intersection of 23rd Street and U.S. 231.

According to the release, witnesses saw the victim being “forcibly detained” as the suspect accelerated the vehicle causing the victim to have abrasions to her feet. At one point, the victim was able to exit the vehicle and flee on foot, only to be chased down and pulled back into the vehicle.

Officers located the vehicle and the two occupants near the intersection of U.S. 231 and Cato Road.

According to the Panama City Police Department Rivera also had 11 other active warrants for his arrest and was booked into the Bay County Jail.

Anyone having information in this case is urged to call the Panama City Police Department at
850-872-3100, or they can report tips anonymously via smartphone by downloading the
“Panama City PD” Tip411 app from the iOS or Google Play stores.