LEXINGTON (WACH) â?? The Lexington Police Department is seeking the publicâ??s assistance in locating Jose Luise Ortiz who is wanted on charges following a domestic violence incident.
Ortiz, 22, is accused of forcing entry into a resident and assaulting a female acquaintance, which resulted in injuries to the female and the child she was holding.
Warrants for Criminal Domestic Violence, Child Endangerment, and Burglary have been issued for his arrest.
It is believed Ortiz is being sheltered by family members in and around his last known address of 7414 Claudia Drive Columbia.
If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Jose Ortiz they are urged to contact the Lexington Police Department at (803) 359-6260 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME SC. Tips that lead to the arrest of suspects, as well as the recovery of stolen propery and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000, which are paid to tipsters on an anonymous basis.