AKRON -- Police are asking for thepublic's help in locating, Patrick M. Palmer, 28, ofAkron fordomestic violence with a previous conviction, criminal damaging and cruelty to animals.

Just about 1 p.m. on July 4,Palmer was involved in a verbal argument with his girlfriend.Palmer then kicked, choked and shoved her against an SUV parked in the driveway.

ThenPalmergrabbed a kitten in the front yard, broke the kitten's neck, then threw the kitten at his girlfriend.

Palmer then fled the area before officers arrived.

Patrick Palmer is 28, white,stands about5'11 inches and weighs130 pounds.

Anyone with information on Palmer's whereabouts is asked to contact Akron police at(330) 375-2552.