Man accused of dragging woman with vehicle

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 26-year-old driver who authorities said trapped a woman’s arm in a car window, and then used the automobile to drag the victim along a driveway, was arrested last week.

Neighbors told deputies the woman was screaming and crying as Hosnel Gary Cazeau drove “extremely fast” while the woman’s arm was stuck in the automobile, reports show. Cazeau eventually let the woman free and left the driveway.

Deputies arrested Cazeau, of the 8000 block of 105th Court, on charges of false imprisonment and battery. Cazeau was released Dec. 13 from the Indian River County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Indian River County deputies responded to a disturbance about 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in the 1500 block of 32nd Avenue. Deputies spoke with the victim, who had a bruise on her left bicep, and several witnesses.

The victim said she was sitting on the passenger side of the gold Toyota belonging to her boyfriend, Cazeau, earlier in her driveway. The victim and Cazeau, who was in the driver’s seat, began to argue about their relationship.

The victim said Cazeau went to the passenger’s side, threw her to the ground and tossed out some of the victim’s belongings, reports show. The victim noticed her purse was still inside the Toyota, so she approached the driver’s door.

The victim said Cazeau rolled up the window, causing the victim’s left arm to get stuck. As Cazeau began to drive off, the victim yelled for a relative to call 911, reports show.

Cazeau finally stopped the vehicle, let the victim’s arm free and gave her back her purse, authorities said.

Deputies arrested Cazeau Dec. 12 on a warrant. Cazeau has an arraignment at 8:45 a.m. Jan. 18, 2019.

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