Man Bites Officer After Intoxicated Altercation

A Lincoln man is behind bars following an intoxicated Thursday night assault.

Authorities say just after 9:00, an officer observed the emergency phone flashing outside of the F Street Recreation center. The officer went to investigate and found two men in the alley in an altercation. 

As the officer approached, 32 year old Benjamin Prichard was observed punching the other man. The officer detained Prichard and found he was intoxicated. Prichard was placed in the back of the cruiser and began banging his head on various surfaces and spit on the partition. 

The victim did not want to press charges for the assault, so Prichard was transported to The Bridge, a detox facility, where he became belligerent with staff. Prichard made vulgar comments to female staff and threatened to assault officers. During a struggle to place Prichard in a room, he bit one of the officers on the thigh and tried to bite the officer's hand. The officer was wearing multiple layers due to the cold weather so the injury was minimal. 

Prichard was arrested for resisting arrest.


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