Grand Island hot chocolate assault case goes to trial

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - An assault case involving hot chocolate will go to trial in Grand Island.

Authorities say Zachary Menke, 32, checked himself in to CHI Health St. Francis Healthcare on November 12.

While being treated, he told nurses that there was a warrant out for his arrest. That's when police were called.

Menke became combative and threw his cup of hot chocolate at the nurse, hitting the officer as well.

Menke is charged with felony assault on an officer and health care worker and with felony terroristic threats. Tuesday, Menke pleaded not guilty and jury trial was scheduled May seventh.