Man arrested after standoff out of hospital, now in jail

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A man wanted for sexual assault of a child who is accused of starting a fire during a standoff in Lincoln is out of the hospital and now in jail. 

On Monday, the Lancaster County Sheriff's office served a warrant for Veonta Hopper around at an apartment complex. 

Authorities say he barricaded himself inside the lower level apartment and started a fire. 

Officers entered the apartment, Hopper was combative, and he was tased. 

Hopper and two officers were taken to a local hospital.

He was wanted for multiple instances of sexual assault of a child. 

The alleged crimes took place between 2016 and 2019.

 

 

 

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