Council Bluffs Man For Assautling Ex-Girlfriend

Council Bluffs police are asking for the public's help in finding a man they say assaulted his ex-girlfriend.

Officers were called to an apartment complex on N. 6th Street around noon Saturday for an armed man. They arrived to find 28 year old Jacque Hoeck, who had just been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, 49 year old Timothy Ehlers. 

Police say Ehlers had forced his way into Hoeck's apartment and threatened her with a gun and a knife and refused to let her leave.

When the victim was finally able to get free and call police, Ehlers fled from the area.  Hoeck was treated for minor injuries at the hospital. 

Ehlers is 6-foot-4-inches tall and 240 pounds. He was wearing a blue coat, grey stocking hat, brown and blue snow boots and jeans and police believe he is transient.   Police say he may be armed with a handgun and knife. 

There are three warrants out for Ehlers for violating a restraining order, and police are trying to get warrants for false imprisonment, burglary, aggravated domestic abuse and another count of violating a restraining order. 

Anyone who knows where Ehlers is located should call 911.


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