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UPDATE: Lincoln incident report in arrest of Coach Mickey Joseph lists alleged offense as 'assault-simple'

Posted at 5:35 PM, Nov 30, 2022

UPDATE 2/1/2022

3 News Now Reporter Aaron Hegarty obtained an incident report from the Lincoln Police Department outlining the arrest of Nebraska football interim head coach Mickey Joseph on Wednesday.

According to a news release from the Lincoln Police Department, Joseph — whose legal name is Robert Joseph — was arrested Wednesday afternoon for alleged strangulation and third-degree assault.

The incident report lists Robert Joseph, 54, as the offender. The victim is not named but is listed as a 34-year-old woman. The offense is labeled "Assault - Simple (No weapon, no major injuries)." At the bottom of the report, there is a summary that reads: "Pushed, Choked, Punched Victim/Pulled Victim's Hair."

SEE MORE: Arrest affidavit alleges Mickey Joseph strangled and punched woman

Read the release from the Lincoln Police Department below:

"On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 1:54 p.m. officers were dispatched to a residence near South 34th and Tree Line Drive on a domestic disturbance. Upon concluding the investigation, Robert ‘Mickey’ Joseph, age 54 of Lincoln, was arrested at a separate location, for Strangulation and 3rd Degree Domestic Assault. He was lodged in the Lancaster County Jail.

While the Lincoln Police Department does not normally provide a news release for a domestic-related arrest, due to the high-profile nature of the person involved and, in an effort, to provide transparency on an arrest involving a public figure, notification of the arrest is being made.

To protect the victim in this case and in compliance with Nebraska state law, additional information, including the identity of the victim and any injuries, is not being released."


Nebraska Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Trev Alberts released a statement Wednesday evening:

“I was made aware of the charges against Coach Joseph and given the nature of the allegations and based on University policy he has been placed on administrative leave. We will have no additional comment at this time.”


Lincoln Police Facebook statement:

KMTV 3 News Now only publishes mugshots in certain situations. It’s part of our commitment to being fair and minimizing harm in our reporting. In this case, we are using Mickey Joseph's mugshot because he is a high-profile person in the State of Nebraska and because the charges are serious. To read more about our mugshot policy, click here.

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