A manhunt is under way for a Toms River 21-year-old wanted on kidnapping and assault charges.

Rozel K. Foster (Toms River Police Department)
Rozel K. Foster (Toms River Police Department)

Rozel K. Foster of Breckenridge Place is accused of punching, strangling, biting, pushing and slapping his 20-year-old girlfriend repeatedly since October 2, keeping her locked in a bedroom to prevent her escape, police said.

Investigators obtained a $200,000 warrant for his arrest and, on October 7, began a search of woods along Whitesville Road that has so far covered the territory between Route 70 and the Jackson Township border.

He's described as 6 feet in height, 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone spotting Foster should call 911. Detective Lou Santora will accept information in confidence at 732-349-0150, extension 1276.

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