Lyman Police Officer Stabbed, Suspect In Custody


    A 36-year-old Lyman man is in custody for allegedly stabbing a police officer in that small Scotts Bluff County community Monday night.

    Lyman Police Chief Rob Hackett says Jeremy Torres is in jail on suspicion of attempted 1st-degree murder, felony use of a deadly weapon, 1st-degree assault on an officer, and terroristic threats.

    Chief Hackett says the officer, whose name has not been released, is in Regional West Medical Center with what he characterized as serious injuries. 

     Hackett says the officer was responding to a call of shots fired in Lyman shortly before 8:00 pm Monday when he made contact with Torres and was attacked with a knife.

      Despite his wounds, the officer was able to detain Torres until backup arrived in the form of Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Morrill and Mitchell Police Departments.

     The wounded officer was transported to Regional West by Lyman Fire and Valley Ambulance while Torres was taken to the county detention center.

    Chief Hackett says the Investigation continues, and he asks that anyone with information on either the stabbing or the initial call contact Lyman police, the County Communications Center, or the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office