Authorities believe Brandon Martin kicked in the rear door of a residence then physically attacked and sexually assaulted a woman inside.
The incident happened early Thursday on Cedar Street.
Martin allegedly told the victim that he would kill her if she called police.
Law enforcement describes Martin as a black male, 6"1", 180, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing white shorts and a black pullover hoodie.
Anyone who might have information on Martin's whereabouts is asked to call the Hope Police Department at 870-777-3434.