The Springfield Police Department has located a woman who appeared to have been assaulted and dragged at the intersection of Battlefield and Scenic late Monday morning.

Officers say witnesses reported an assault just before 11 a.m.

A female believed, now known to be 28-year-old Alexis Perkins, fell out of a 2018 silver Ford F150. Witnesses say she had severe facial injuries.

Authorities say witnesses reported a black male was seen dragging the female back into the truck.

Citizens attempted to detain the man, but he fled the scene after ramming a vehicle. Police say citizens followed the silver Ford F150 but lost it in the area of Cox and Walnut Lawn.

Melvin Townes is described as a black male, 6 feet tall and 175 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about this incident contact 911.