A routine traffic stop leaves 41-year-old Dwayne Joseph behind bars on sexual battery charges.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Captain Megan Vizena says after a La. state trooper, who called for help from their deputies, pulled over Landry, the passenger told the trooper that she had allegedly been sexually abused by him. Captain Vizena says Landry admitted that he threatened his passenger to perform sexual acts or he would harm her. But right after the threat, the trooper showed up to issue the citation.

“Thankfully, the victim was unharmed and released. Not all situations end this well. I want to remind the public NEVER to ride or get into a car with someone you don't know,” Vizena added.

Landry is in the St. Landry Parish Jail on a $100,000.00 bond.