LPD: Man assaults Popeye’s employee plus 2 officers

Pictured above: 34-year-old Corey Francis. Photo provided by the Lincoln Police Department

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — On Friday, May 14, just before midnight, Lincoln Police officers responded to Popeye’s, 2710 Dan Ave, on a report of an assault.

A 43-year-old employee reported that a man- identified as 34-year-old Corey Francis- had entered Popeye’s and began punching him.

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Francis said he defended himself by hitting the assailant in the head with a chair, causing an injury that required staples.

Francis fled the restaurant before police arrived, but officers were able to locate him near N 26th and Northview Rd.

Officers identified themselves and ordered Francis to get on the ground. Francis refused, which led to officers deploying a taser.

Once in custody, Francis began spitting on the police officers, kicking them in the shins, and headbutting them.

Francis was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but while there he headbutted another officer. Both officers sustained minor injuries.

He was charged for 2nd Degree Assault, two counts of 3rd Degree Assault on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrests.

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