A 22-year-old Oklahoma man is in jail in Lincoln after police said he followed a Lincoln woman into a Haymarket parking garage early Saturday morning, assaulted her and fled after the woman fought back.
The 20-year-old woman noticed the man – who police identified as Shawn Young of Eufaula, Oklahoma – following her from the Gate 25 Bar and Restaurant around 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln Police Chief Todd Kocian said.
The woman went to the garage near Q Street and Pinnacle Bank Arena Drive, where Kocian said Young grabbed the woman and pushed her into a car before she started screaming and struggling.
She told police Young pushed her to the ground and put his fingers in her mouth before opening her rear driver’s door and attempting to pull her into the car, according to the affidavit for Young’s arrest.
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But after the woman bit Young’s hand and screamed, he fled the area, according to the affidavit.
The woman then ran out of the garage and stopped a group of people before calling the police.
While the woman waited for police, members of the group who stopped her searched the parking garage for Young and found him in his car at the exit gate with his wallet on his lap preparing to leave, the affidavit said.
A 23-year-old man reached into the car and took Young’s wallet before telling him to get out of the car and wait with him until police arrived.
Responding officers found Young dressed differently from when he allegedly attacked the woman, but he was bleeding from cuts on his hand.
He told investigators he was attacked by a blonde woman in the garage.
Police arrested Young and took him to the Lancaster County Jail.
Prosecutors charged him Monday with attempted kidnapping, a Class 2 felony punishable by up to 50 years in prison.
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Katie Marie Sparks
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