Update: 2:12 pm Monday 2-27-23: The Syracuse Police Warrants Squad tells NewsChannel 9 that detectives arrested Justin Hughes Monday in the 400 block of Chemung Street in Syracuse.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse Police Department is putting NewsChannel 9 viewers ‘On the Lookout’ for 26-year-old Justin Hughes.

Police say Hughes has 18 prior local arrests and seven active warrants. He is 5’7″, weighs 160 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

On January 18, 2023, a victim reported that Hughes, who is often physically abusive to her, was accusing her of cheating.

After that, Hughes punched the victim in the face and body many times, knocking her to the ground. The victim said that Hughes then kicked her many times while she was down. As a result, she suffered from bruising, lacerations, bite marks, and a partially amputated ring finger.

Police say that as the incident was happening, the victim’s child was present.

The victim was treated at the hospital for the injuries, according to Syracuse Police Department.

As a result of the incident, police say Hughes has an arrest warrant for the following charges:

  • Criminal Contempt in the first degree
  • Assault in the third degree
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Hughes has six other warrants for the following according to police:

  • Criminal Contempt in the first degree and Aggravated Harassment
  • Criminal Contempt in the first degree and Assault in the third degree
  • Aggravated Harassment
  • Criminal Obstruction of Breath and Larceny
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Larceny

If you know the whereabouts of Justin Hughes, please contact Syracuse Police Department at 315-442-5230.