Man headbutted Lincoln officer in attempt to evade traffic stop, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Lincoln Police officer was assaulted during a traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of 14th and F Streets.

The officer initially pulled over the driver over because the vehicle’s registration was expired.  While checking the license plate information, the officer found that the driver had a suspended license, police said.

Raymond Palmer, 33, was notified of his suspended license after he got out of the vehicle.

During a struggle, Palmer headbutted the officer in the face, police said.

He ran away, and the officer tried to use a Taser but was unsuccessful.

With help from other officers, Palmer was arrested near the intersection of 18th and D Streets.

He was arrested and lodged on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.  Palmer was also cited for obstructing a police officer, driving under suspension and having no valid registration.

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