LPD: Officers find suspect with blood-soaked towels around his hands

Authorities arrested a Lincoln man after he allegedly threw a brick at his cousin and assaulted a police officer. 
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Authorities arrested a Lincoln man after he allegedly threw a brick at his cousin and assaulted a police officer.

Shortly after 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln police officers responded to reports of a disturbance at a home near 49th and Fremont St.

When they arrived, the officers found a 42-year-old man who said his cousin – identified by police as 39-year-old David. Hefner – was trying to break into his home.

The man told officers he asked Hefner to leave, at which point Hefner began smashing out the windows of the home with his bare hands. The victim showed officers a video of Hefner smashing the windows, police said. The man also reported Hefner threw a landscaping brick at him.

Officers tracked Hefner down and found him with blood-soaked towels wrapped around his hands. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Hefner was “extremely” disruptive and aggressive toward hospital staff, and began screaming and kicked an officer in the thigh, police said.

Hefner was ultimately released from the hospital and arrested for attempted second-degree assault and third-degree assault of an officer.

 

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