Justin M. Wavruk, 25, Iola, was charged with false imprisonment, disorderly conduct and battery.
At 10 p.m. on Sept. 28, Iola Police Officer Paul Zierler was eastbound on State Street when he saw the passenger door open on the car immediately in front of him.
The car pulled into a driveway and a woman exited from the passenger’s side and ran to his squad car.
The woman appeared to be injured and her clothes were disheveled.
An ambulance later arrived at the scene and treated the woman for multiple scrapes and bruises on her forehead, face, chest, shoulders, arms and knees.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman said she had been riding with Wavruk on State Highway 54, south of Iola, when they began arguing.
She told Wavruk to stop the car and she got out.
He allegedly followed her, grabbed her by the hair and dragged her back to the car.
The woman told police that Wavruk forced her into the front passenger seat, but she used her feet to keep him from closing the car door.
He then allegedly grabbed her and threw her into the ditch. When she attempted to run away, Wavruk allegedly chased her, grabbed her around the neck and pushed her back into the car.
This time, the woman locked all the car doors.
While Wavruk was searching for his keys, the woman took off running again.
The criminal complaint says Wavruk tackled her, riping off her sweatshirt, Tshirt and bra in the process. He allegedly dragged her back to the car again and shoved her into the trunk and locked it.
Later, the woman was able to pop open the truck from the inside, jump out of the moving vehicle, roll on the road, then get up and run.
Wavruk allegedly chased her down again and dragged her back to the car, placing her in the front passenger seat.
When she saw the squad car behind them in Iola, the woman got out of the car to seek help.
According to the criminal complaint, Wavruk told Zierler that he and his girlfriend had been arguing and that she tried to exit a moving car.
When asked if he hit the woman, Wavruk reportedly accused her of kicking at the brakes and elbowing him and that he was defending himself.
Wavruk faces up to six years in prison if convicted of false imprisonment.