Authorities use thermal camera to find assault suspect
NORFOLK, Neb. -- Authorities used a drone equipped with a thermal camera to find an assault suspect Sunday morning.
Around 6:40 a.m., the Norfolk Police Division got an assault report for a home in the 400 block of E Prospect Ave.
NPD said the woman reported that she had been assaulted by 39-year-old Justin Bear of Norfolk.
The victim reportedly told police that Bear had struck her several times and stabbed her in the side of the face with a fork.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue had been called to the scene and took the victim to a local hospital.
NPD officers said they recovered the fork used in the assault.
Police reported that there was a child present during the assault, and the victim had a protection order against Bear.
While taking the report, NPD said additional officers as well as Madison County Deputies searched for Bear.
Authorities said they used a drone equipped with a thermal camera, to find Bear. Bear was reportedly found hiding in the construction zone near First St.
Bear was arrested for second-degree assault, assault by strangulation, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, protection order violation, obstructing a peace officer and child abuse.
He was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.