DESTIN—A 45-year-old man, who was charged with kidnapping and sexual assault, will have a plea hearing on March 3 and face trial on April 27.
On January 12, Garfield Gordon, originally from Jamaica, drove himself and a woman to the Destin Waffle House while the woman was passed out, according to an arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
She woke up with Gordon on top of her, the report said. She reported he removed her underwear along with his own.
She told Gordon, “I do not want this,” the arrest report said.
While she was screaming for help, a group of people nearby, heard the screams and heard banging coming from Gordon’s car. One of the witnesses opened the car door and helped the victim out of the vehicle.
He drove into another vehicle while fleeing the scene, according to the report.
During a search of Gordon’s Kia Optima, a pair of women’s underwear was found, which the victim identified as her own.
He was arrested on Friday, Feb. 7.
He is currently in the Okaloosa County Jail and was denied bond for one of his charges.