LINCOLN – An All-Conference Nebraska Wesleyan Track and Field Athlete was taken into custody over the weekend, after an alleged unprovoked assault in a Northeast Lincoln neighborhood.
On Monday, Lincoln Police Officer Angela Sands said a 14 year-old called for help early Saturday evening, after she saw a man punching her neighbor repeatedly in the face. When Police arrived to the home near 71st and Morrill, they took 18 year old Lado Kose into custody.
The 37 year old victim reports that he was mowing his lawn when Kose approached him, at which point he shut off his lawn mower so he could talk. Kose asked the man, “Who the **** do you think you are”, and began to attack him. The 14 year old neighbor reports that the victim was punched up to 100 times, leaving multiple cuts on his face, and causing heavy bleeding.
He was transported to the hospital to be evaluated for vision loss, as well as a possible skull fracture. Lincoln Police say that there is no prior connection between the two men, and that drugs and alcohol are not thought to be a factor.
Kose, who attended Lincoln Pius X, is a Track and Field athlete at Nebraska Wesleyan. He was named All-Conference in Triple Jump after finishing third at the American Rivers Outdoor Conference Championship this past May, jumping 13.42 meters.