Tamaqua police have issued a warrant for the arrest of James Joseph Englert, 37, of Newkirk.

Englert is wanted on charges of simple assault and harassment following an incident on Dec. 29 when officers were dispatched to 324 Van Gelder St. for a reported domestic assault.

When officers arrived they spoke with the victim who said Englert punched her in the face after she told him he wasn't welcome to stay there.

Englert fled before officers arrived but was spotted running into a wooded area west of the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Despite an hour long search, officers were unable to find him.

Anyone with knowledge of Englert's location is asked to contact police at 570-668-6100 or 570-668-5000.