NORTH PLATTE -- One man is in custody on attempted assault charges, and police are looking for another suspect, after an incident early Thursday.
Todd Warren, 46, was initially arrested early Thursday on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder by the North Platte Police Department, stemming from an altercation in the 2300 block of East Sixth Street around midnight.
Later Thursday, the county attorney’s office lowered those charges, filing one count of aiding and abetting an attempted second-degree assault, one count of terroristic threats and one count of being a habitual criminal against Warren later Thursday.
According to North Platte Police Officer Rodney Brown, Warren and another man tried to kill a 51-year-old man who caught them trying to break into a car.
Warren punched, kicked and choked the victim while the second man struck him several times with a “machete style knife,” Brown said.
When officers arrived on scene, Warren and the victim were on the ground struggling. Warren ran away but was arrested after a short pursuit. The second suspect left the area. Brown said police have identified the second suspect, but he is not in custody and they are not releasing a name.
Warren was initially taken to Great Plains Regional Medical Center and treated for a deep laceration in his right hand. He was then booked into the Lincoln County Detention Center.