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Man Allegedly Punched Woman in the Face in Newark Domestic Violence Incident


A domestic violence suspect roundup underway in Newark has police looking for three men this morning.

According to a statement released by Newark Police Director Anthony Ambrose, **Mr. Mark Hardin, 39, Mr. Ramar Harris, 44 and Mr. Kevin Gwyn, 47,** are all wanted for separate violations of the state’s domestic violence laws.

Director Ambrose said on March 29, 2018, a temporary restraining order was issued against Gwyn and on September 4, 2018, the victim, a friend he knows, reported that the suspect was calling her phone in violation of the final restraining order she had been issued.

Police immediately issued a warrant for Gwyn’s arrest for the violation of the restraining order and are expecting to charge him for harassment Director Ambrose said in the statement.

In a second incident, Director Ambrose said a warrant for aggravated assault under NJ’s Domestic Violence laws was issued for Hardin’s arrest stemming from an incident on August 5, 2018, where he violently punched a female -he knows- in her face. The victim sustained severe injuries as a result according to Director Ambrose.

Police served Harris a copy of a restraining order against him on August 7, 2018, then l weeks later, Director Ambrose said Harris violated the order when he allegedly went to the victim’s place of employment. A warrant for Harris's arrest was issued after the woman he knew filed a police report according to Director Harris.

**PHOTOS:** (l-r) Hardin, Harris, Gwyn

While police are actively searching for Gwyn, Hardin, and Harris, we seek the public’s assistance in quickly locating and removing them from Newark streets.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about Mark Hardin, Ramar Harris or Kevin Gwyn to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.