Man arrested after giving police fake name while wearing lanyard with real name, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. — A not-so-swift-minded suspect gave authorities a pseudonym Tuesday, forgetting he was wearing a lanyard with his real name on it, police said.

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Officers responded to a domestic assault call at 10:30 p.m. knowing they would be contacting Markel Towner, 26, who has two warrants for his arrest, police said.

When investigators arrived, they found Towner seated in a vehicle out front of the house they were called to.

When an officer asked his name he replied, “Deangelo Towns” although a lanyard around his neck read “Markel Towner.”

After a brief struggle, Towner was taken into custody.

Towner was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, obstructing a government operation, false reporting, child neglect and third degree domestic assault.