Panama City, FL (May 24, 2019) – Police reported that a Bay County fire chief is now facing domestic battery charges after an incident that took place earlier this month involving a pregnant victim.

The incident took place on May 10th when police were called to the scene of a dispute on Jarvis Road in Panama City. When deputies arrived, they arrested 44-year-old Marcus Vigil.

Police claim that Vigil had been drinking that day and suddenly became verbally hostile toward the victim, a pregnant woman. When she tried to leave, he grabbed ahold of her shirt and shoved her head.

Vigil was charged with domestic battery and aggravated battery against a pregnant victim.

Vigil, a battalion chief, is now on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Panama City Domestic Battery Laws 

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