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Papillion man arrested in recent assault on former government representative

Papillion, Nebraska – The Council Bluffs Police Department (CBPD) has successfully apprehended 25-year-old Dominic Henton, the prime suspect in the recent assault on former Arizona Senator Martha McSally. This incident occurred in the Omaha metropolitan area, specifically at River’s Edge Park beneath the Interstate 480 bridge on a Wednesday morning.

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According to CBPD, surveillance footage captured Henton’s movements as he followed Senator McSally. The images showed him trailing the senator eastbound over the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and then southbound onto a trail.

Senator McSally, in an Instagram video, vividly recounted the terrifying ordeal. She described how the assailant enveloped her in a “bear hug” and then proceeded to molest and fondle her. Demonstrating quick thinking and bravery, McSally fought back, managing to fend off her attacker by hurling her water bottle at him. She then pursued him into the brush, from where he eventually fled.

The police issued an arrest warrant for Henton the following Thursday night. He faces charges of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. The CBPD noted that Henton, believed to be transient, might often be found in areas around the Riverfront, spanning both the Iowa and Nebraska sides.

The arrest took place after the Omaha Police responded to a well-being check initiated by Henton himself. He called dispatchers to the location of 13th and Cuming, where he was subsequently identified and apprehended for the active warrant issued by the Council Bluffs Police.

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