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A Nebraska man wanted on two warrants was Tuesday arrested after he tried giving police a false name, while wearing his real one on a badge around his neck, authorities said.
Markel Towner, 26, was sitting in his car when officers looking for a suspect who matched his description for a domestic assault approached and asked for his name, the Lincoln Police Department said. The officers were aware they were looking for a man by the name of Markel Towner.
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Towner allegedly gave the name “Deangelo Cities,” but officials said they saw a lanyard around his neck with the name “Markel Towner”. Officers told Towner that he was arrested.
The police said Towner had two warrants for his arrest.
The police said Towner resisted and cried that he “didn’t do anything wrong.” The battle went on for several minutes until the police said they brought Towner on the ground.
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The 26-year-old friends and family around the officers in an attempt to stop the arrest, according to police.
Towner was eventually taken into custody without injury and charged with resisting arrest, obstructing a government operation, false reporting, child neglect and third degree domestic violence, according to police.