Crime

Man, juvenile charged with false imprisonment in Bradenton

MANATEE — A 25-year-old man and a juvenile were arrested late Sunday, after they allegedly refused to let a couple leave their motel room, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The victims drove with Raphael Bennett, 25, and the juvenile to the Michiana Motel, 3235 14th St. W. about 11 p.m. Sunday.

"Once in the room the suspects refused to let them leave. During the encounter the juvenile suspect punched the female victim in the mouth," the report states.

Responding deputies found drugs in the room, according to the report.

Bennett was being held without bond at the Manatee County jail on charges of drug trafficking, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and false imprisonment.

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