North Platte man is set for trial in alleged assault of police officer

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - UPDATE
A trial date is set for a North Platte man accused of assaulting a North Platte police officer. Walterio Seabrooks made an appearance in Seabrooks is accused of biting and punching North Platte police officer Alexander Parker in October. Parker was hospitalized due to the incident. Parker was responding to a burglary call when he was allegedly assaulted by seabrooks.

Lincoln County district Judge Richard Birch set a Seabrook's trial date for March 5th. Seabrooks remains in jail on a a million dollar bond.
he is charged with first degree assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm

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A North Platte Police officer was assaulted on the job Thursday morning, after midnight. Officer Beth Kerr says Officer Alexander Parker responded to a call of a home break in.

The officer tried to detain 27-year-old Walterio Seabrooks. During a scuffle, Kerr says Seabrooks tried to take the Parker's firearm from the holster multiple times. Both Parker and Seabrooks were injured.

Officer Parker was bitten and punched, and was transported to the emergency room. He is still in the hospital for evaluation.

Seabrooks, who is from North Platte, was arrested and went to the Lincoln County Detention Center. That's where jail staff found marijuana.

Seabrooks is facing a list of charges, including attempted second degree murder, a class 1C felony, resisting arrest, a class 1 misdemeanor, second degree criminal trespassing, a class III misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, an infraction.

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