Winnebago man sentenced for scuffle with officer
OMAHA, Neb. -- A northeast Nebraska man was sentenced to probation after being convicted of assaulting an officer.
U.S. Attorney Steven Russell announced Friday that 34-year-old Gary Hunter Little Walker, of Winnebago, was given a three-year probation term.
Last June, an officer with the Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services was called to a residence near Lyndon Ave. in Rosalie, which is within the territorial confines of the Omaha Indian Reservation.
Upon arrival, the officer reported finding Little Walker seated in the vehicle having an argument with his grandmother and the mother of his children.
The officer attempted to place Little Walker in handcuffs and Little Walker pushed the officer and began running away, according to court documents. The officer unsuccessfully attempted to deploy his TASER device twice.
Little Walker ran into a house and shut and locked the door, court records state. The officer reported entering the house and finding Little Walker standing in the kitchen with his fists clenched and standing in a fighting posture.
According to court records, Little Walker stated he was not going to go to jail and told the officer, "I’m going to rack real hard.”
Little Walker reportedly swung over his grandmother struck the officer on the left side of the head. He then grabbed the officer by the head before the officer then took him to the ground, according to documented accounts.
Court records state that Little Walker then began reaching for the officer's gun. At that point, the officer then reportedly pepper sprayed Little Walker, incapacitating himself as well.
As the officer tried to take Little Walker out of the house, Little Walker reportedly lunged at the officer and elbowed him to the face.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services.