Two years in prison for hot chocolate case

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island man convicted of felony assault for throwing a cup of hot chocolate at a nurse and a police officer gets two years in prison.

Zachary Menke, 33, was convicted of assault on a police officer or health care worker.

Court records show Menke had checked himself in to CHI Health St. Francis Healthcare on November 12, 2017.

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 was also charged with felony terroristic threats. But that charge was dropped when Menke pleaded no contest to the assault charge.

In addition to the prison time, Menke will have 18 months post-release supervision when he gets out of prison.

Menke was also sentenced last month in North Platte
for assault on a health care worker. He got two years in prison on that charge. He will serve that sentence at the same time as the Hall county sentence.