Manatee man wanted for false imprisonment

MANATEE - The Manatee County Sheriff's Office was looking for a 37-year-old man who hit his girlfriend several times and for about 30 minutes refused to let her out of a bedroom, according to a news release.

The man and the 31-year-old woman got into a physical altercation in a residence in the 3400 block of 47th Avenue West about 1:10 p.m. After being struck and thrown to the ground several times, the woman was able to escape and go to neighbors to call the sheriff's office.

The woman suffered one visible injury and there was a knot on her head. She did not require medical attention immediately after the incident, according to the sheriff's office.

The suspect fled, and was not located after a search of the area.