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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Macy Man Sentenced to 36 Months for Assault

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Lorenzo Cook, 36, of Macy, Nebraska, was sentenced on May 21, 2020 in federal court in Omaha for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. United States Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Cook to 36 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison, Cook will be on supervised release for 1 year.

In June 2019, officers with the Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services responded to a call regarding a fight taking place outdoors in Macy, Nebraska. Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious male with injuries to his face and head. The male was taken to the hospital for treatment. A witness reported seeing Lorenzo Cook stomping on the victim’s face and head. Federal agents later learned the assault had been captured on surveillance video. The video recording showed Cook punch the victim once in the face, causing the victim to immediately fall to the ground, unconscious. Cook then continued to punch, kick, and stomp the victim in the head and face while the victim was unconscious.

This case was investigated by Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated May 22, 2020