Eufaula man arrested in Nebraska, accused of following and attacking woman

LINCOLN, Neb. — A 22-year-old Oklahoma man was arrested in Lincoln, Nebraska, after he was accused of attacking a woman and trying to force her into a car.

An affidavit from the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) said LPD was called out to a bar and restaurant around 2:20 a.m. on Nov. 19 in regards to an assault. LPD said they saw the victim sitting on a patio, surrounded by a group of people. They also said the victim had blood lining her mouth and was visibly shaking.

The victim, a 20-year-old woman, told police she was walking to a nearby parking garage to get to her car. While walking, she saw someone, later identified as Shawn Young, age 22 of Eufaula, Oklahoma, following her. She continued to the third flood of the garage, unlocked her car, a Ford Escape, and heard a noise behind her. She turned around and saw Young behind her.

The victim said Young grabbed her arms and pushed her up against the car. When she tried to scream, her put his fingers in her mouth. He then tackled her, continued to put his fingers in her mouth and pushed her head to the ground.

She also said Young tried to drag her into her car and only stopped after she bit the hand that was in her mouth.

After Young ran off, the victim said she contacted a group of people on the sidewalk.

LPD later found dust disturbances and a smear mark on the victim’s car which matched her story.

The victim told police Young was wearing a a white hoodie, glasses and dark colored shorts.

While LPD was interviewing the victim, they said one of their officers found Young near the parking garage, standing outside a Ford F150 with a group of people.

LPD said Young was wearing gray shorts, a short sleeve shirt and a broken silver necklace. They also said he had an abrasion to his left knee and both his hands were bleeding. Young told police that he had been attacked by a blonde girl and got “bit up.”

Young was then taken into custody.

Police then took Young back to the bar and the victim was able to identify him as the man who attacked her.

Police also spoke with a 23-year-old male who was part of the group the victim spoke with after the assault.

The man said the victim approached them and explained what was going on. The man and his friends checked the garage and found Young on the second floor. Young then got into the F150 and drove down the garage.

The man and his friends later found Young on the south side of the garage, sitting in the driver side of the F150 with his wallet on his lap.

The man said he reached in through the truck’s open window, took the wallet and told Young to exit the truck, which Young did.

The man and his friends then waited with Young until police arrived.

LPD later reviewed surveillance from in and around the garage, which showed Young wearing a white hoodie and following the victim on the sidewalk and up the stairs of the garage.

Surveillance video did not catch the assault, however the victim is seen running down the garage. Young was also seen throwing the white sweatshirt down a staircase, which police later recovered and found blood on. Young was later seen driving down to the south side of the garage where he is confronted by the 23-year-old-man.

The affidavit listed the following the following offenses for Young:

  • False Imprisonment - 1st Degree
  • Tamper with Physical Evidence
  • Assault - 3rd Degree

The affidavit also said Young was processed for a DUI.

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