Sussex Police is hunting Daniel Bowler, after he failed to turn up to court.
Bowler, 29, from Brighton, was due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on January 12, to answer a charge of assault by beating following an incident in Hove on November 6.
Police said he has links in Brighton and Hove and is thought to be in the city.
Anyone who has seen Bowler or knows of his whereabouts should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 with the reference 591 of 06/11. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.