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LPD: Man crashes car, tries biting officers and spits on first responders

John W. Graves II
John W. Graves II(Lincoln Police Department)
Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 9:52 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A Lincoln man is facing a number of charges after the Lincoln Police Department said he crashed a car and tried biting officers and spit on first responders.

Around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to 48th and Y Streets for a report of a motor vehicle collision.

A 23-year-old woman told police she was driving with her ex-boyfriend in the car and they started arguing.

Officers said the woman explained that her ex-boyfriend, John W. Graves II, became upset and yanked the wheel to the right, causing the car to veer to the outside lane and off the road, hitting a pole.

After the crash, Graves got out of the car and punched the back driver’s side window, according to police.

LPD said as officers contacted Graves, he became enraged, started screaming and charged at the victim.

Police said several officers wrestled Graves to the ground where he continued resisting, as well as tried biting the officers. LPD said the officers were not injured.

Officers requested that LFR transport Graves to a local hospital to be medically evaluated. LPD said while Graves was in the ambulance, he continued screaming, thrashing around and spit on a paramedic.

LPD said following medical clearance at the hospital, Graves was transported to jail, where he continued being uncooperative, requiring multiple jail officers to restrain and process him for booking. Officers said Graves also spit on a corrections staff member.

Graves is facing domestic assault charges, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, obstruction of a police officer and two counts of spitting/expectorating charges.

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