A trooper following up with someone on a previous car accident was assaulted in the Pierce County community of Plainview.
Trooper Brandon Viterna went to the home around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, and when he arrived, he was confronted by a man outside the home.
A news release from the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) reports the man, 52 year old Billy Ray Hoscheit, pulled a machete from a vehicle and yelled at Viterna.
Hoscheit reportedly put the machete back in the car and approached Viterna, who pushed Hoscheit away. A physical confrontation resulted and Hoscheit allegedly hit Viterna in the face.
Officers from the Plainview Police Department, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, and NSP responded to Viterna’s call for back up.
Hoscheit was arrested for Assault on an Officer, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction, and Disobeying a Lawful Order.