Two Men Face Hate Crime Related Charges

LINCOLN -- Ahmed%20Tuma.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 188px; float: left;" />A 20-year-old Lincoln man is suspected of committing hate-related crimes, when he tried attacking his sister and her girlfriend late Thursday afternoon, as they were getting out of a car at a home near 27th and "O" Street.  Police Officer Katie Flood says Ahmed Tuma came up and allegedly tried hitting his sister with a crowbar.  Both Tuma's sister and her fiance got back in the car, but Tuma was hitting the car windows and making more threats.  Eventually both women got away and called for help while being chased by Tuma and his 20-year-old friend, Nathan Marks.  Both men were pulled over early Friday morning near 27th and Sheridan and were arrested for hate-related crimes.  Tuma was arrested for attempted 2nd degree assault, criminal mischief, two counts of terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony. All but the use of a weapon to commit a felony carry a hate crime enhancement.  Marks was arrested for aiding and abetting.


Ahmed Tuma (left) and Nathan Marks (Courtesy of Lincoln Police)

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Locations : Lincoln
People : Ahmed TumaKatie FloodNathan Marks
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