Police are searching for a 45-year-old Harvard, Ill. man who is suspected of beating his estranged wife early Monday morning.

According to a press release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, police are searching for Jose Enriquez-Hernandez and are in the process of seeking an arrest warrant for two counts of aggravated domestic battery and two counts of aggravated kidnapping.

The sheriff’s department is working jointly with the Walworth and Harvard police departments in the case that left the victim

Jose Enriquez-Hernandez

hospitalized with injuries to the head and facial.

According to a report from the Harvard Police Department, on Monday, police were called to a Harvard residence on Northfield Court at about 1 a.m. per request from the Walworth Police Department.

The Walworth Police Department previously responded to a residence on Williams Street in the Village of Walworth at 12:24 a.m., for a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway.

According to the report, a 39-year-old Harvard woman was found alone in a vehicle nearby with injuries and was subsequently transported to an unnamed medical facility for treatment.

Police determined the abused woman had last been with Enriquez-Hernandez, who is suspected of assaulting and beating her at a 506 E. Blackman St. home in Harvard.

It is believed that Enriquez-Hernandez later drove her to the Williams Street residence in Walworth, where she was later discovered inside the car.

Police are actively searching for Enriquez-Hernandez who may be in possession of a knife and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Harvard Police is asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Harvard Police Department at (815) 943-4431, or the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office at (262) 741-4400, or 911.


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