Man accused of choking, striking girlfriend sought, Kissimmee police say

Cops: Pedro Contreras pushed girlfriend onto bedroom floor, wouldn't let her leave

Pedro Contreras.
Pedro Contreras.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Detectives with Kissimmee police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who was involved in a domestic incident.

Officers arrived Friday in the Mill Run area in reference to a domestic battery.

It was determined that Pedro Manuel Contreras, 36, and his girlfriend got into a physical altercation, police said.

During the incident Contreras pushed his girlfriend onto the bedroom floor and would not allow her to leave the room and at one point began choking her, according to Kissimmee police.

Contreras also struck his girlfriend in the face several times with a closed fist, causing severe swelling and bruising to her face, police said. Contreras then fled the scene.

Kissimmee police officers said they have obtained an arrest warrant charging Contreras with domestic battery by strangulation, domestic battery and false imprisonment. The warrant holds a zero bond, police said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office attempted to contact Contreras at his home in Orlando, but he was not found.

Anyone with information on Contreras' whereabouts is asked to call the Kissimmee Police Department at 407-846-3333, e-mail seeitsayit@kissimmee.org or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477). Police said calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips that lead to the felony arrest of the suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.