The Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a sexual battery Tuesday night at 1:20 a.m. at the Subway Restaurant located at 8744 Thomas Drive.
The 20-year-old female victim advised deputies that she was in the restaurant with her boyfriend. A male suspect subsequently identified as Antonio Lamar Dowdy, approached them from behind and forcibly placed his hand under the victim's dress and committed sexual battery. A brief struggle ensued and the suspect went into the restroom of the restaurant. The victim advised that she did not know the suspect. Witnesses at the restaurant corroborated the victim's story.
Dowdy was located in the restroom and taken into custody. Antonio Lamar Dowdy of Pittsburg, KS was arrested and charged with sexual battery by forcible fondling.
Information provided by the Bay County Sheriff's Office