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Police identify alleged attacker
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The Great Bend Police Department has released the name of a Great Bend man suspected of beating his ex-girlfriend and cutting her with a knife multiple times on Sunday. They are looking for 30-year-old Tad Tylor Heath Hall, Detective David Bailey said.

Hall, who goes by the first name Tylor, is white, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds, according to information on his driver’s license. He has brown hair and brown eyes. When last seen he was wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie.

"We would like to visit with Mr. Hall," Bailey said, urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers. The telephone number is 792-1300 or 888-305-1300 for toll-free calls made outside of Great Bend.

The search for Hall began Sunday night, after a 22-year-old woman reported being attacked at her residence. The victim and Hall had lived together in Nebraska and Colorado before coming to Great Bend, Bailey said. He was not sure how long they had been in Great Bend. "Apparently they had separated a couple of weeks before," he said.

According to GBPD reports, after visiting friends on Sunday the woman returned to her residence at 1431 10th St. around 9:15 p.m. Hall was reportedly hiding inside. The woman told police that he cut her several times with a knife and struck her repeatedly with his fists for a prolonged period of time while she has held against her will. Eventually she escaped and went to a neighbor’s house. Hall reportedly left the residence on foot and crossed 10th St. northbound.

The neighbor called 911 and the woman was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital by a Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance. She was treated and released. Officers were dispatched to her residence around 11:15 p.m. and were unable to locate Hall.

While this was originally reported as a possible aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery, officers obtained warrants to arrest Hall on suspicion of criminal restraint, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery, based on the elements of the alleged crimes at this point in the investigation.