The Winona County Sheriff's Department is asking the pubic's help in locating a man who is a suspect in an assault that took place in Hidden Valley last Monday, May12th.
Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude said a warrant has been issued for the arrest of 23-year-old Austin James Baertsch of Minnesota City.
Ganrude is suspected of punching a 25-year-old female in the face during a disagreement. The woman sustained a cut on her face.
Baertsch is facing felony charges of false imprisonment and a misdemeanor count of assault causing harm. He is alleged to have prevented the female from leaving a residence they were in.
Ganrude said Baertsch also fled the residence.
Anyone with information on Baertsch and his whereabouts is asked to call the Law Enforcement Center or Winona Area Crime Stoppers at 457-6530, where you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.