An Akron man is accused of forcing his way inside a West Market Street apartment and assaulting his former girlfriend for several hours.

Jerome Allen Johnson, 36, is wanted in connection with the early morning attack Sunday.

Police say he forced open a door to the womanís home about 4:30 a.m. and kept her inside for about five hours. During the attack, the victim was slapped and choked. She was able to free herself and pulled an alarm to alert neighbors, police said.

Johnson then fled the apartment.

The woman sustained minor injuries.

Anyone with information on Johnsonís location can call detectives at 330-375-2490.