BRADENTON — A man has been charged with domestic battery and false imprisonment, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
Willie James Thomas, 34, was arrested at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Second Street West, according to the report.
The victim told police she was held against her will, communication was cut off and physical violence took place during the late-evening hours Monday into the early morning Tuesday.
Thomas took the victim’s phone and beat her, police report, and they found the house in disarray.
Thomas threatened the victim and her children, according to the report. The victim left Tuesday morning for an appointment but was forced to leave her child behind with Thomas.
The child was found unharmed in a bedroom playing video games, police reported.
Thomas was being held in Manatee County jail without bond.