North Platte Man Charged with Domestic Assault, Child Abuse

Posted 6 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Zachariah Graham

Zachariah Graham

A North Platte man has been charged with felony assault and child abuse after a disturbance Friday evening.

According to North Platte Police Department Public Information Officer Rodney Brown, Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of East 10th Street at around 9:15 p.m. on the report of a domestic disturbance.

Upon arrival, a 27-year-old female told Officers that her boyfriend, 28-year-old Zachariah Graham, had began screaming profanities at her following an argument and spit in her face.

Four children, who were present during the incident, reportedly became frightened when Graham began threatening to “punch and kill” the victim.

Following an investigation, Officers determined there was probable cause to  arrest Graham for 3rd Degree Domestic Assault and Child Abuse/Neglect.  Because Graham has prior domestic assault convictions, this charge is a felony.

Graham was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.


  • ok

    I’d beat my gf too if I caught her banging my cousin/uncle/brother.

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    • shut up

      How do you know that skank

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      • ok

        who doesn’t know that hoe….

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    • rowdy1

      I hope you’re kidding about beating your girlfriend if… If she’s sleeping iwth your brother, end the relationship. No reason to ever hit another person, domestic or not, EVER!!! Be the bigger person, and walk away.

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  • ShakingMyHead

    Toss the key away!

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  • JustSayIt

    Ok- there is such a thing as leaving! People like you are what’s wrong with our world today.

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    • ok

      People like me? That make this world messed up? You are delusional. I’ve told Zach numerous times to leave her but when he tries she WONT leave him alone. So that being said don’t judge me on my opinion on his “gf” She has banged his uncle, cousin, and his brother. If you ask me SHE is whats wrong with our world today.

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  • http://post team roper

    Ok you have no idea what you are talking about and he is a poor excuse for a man he needs to go back to prison and leave the meth and pills and oher drugs alone hevdont work he mooches off everybody he is a comulsive lier he is just worthless

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    • ok

      team roper have you been banging his “gf” too?

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      • sister

        Hey my comment below is directed to you..

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  • PB

    I have no use for a man who does not know how to respect women, But where was the assault? Where was the child abuse and neglect? Sounds to me like the good ole NPPD is adding cumalative charges again hoping to get something to stick. This is happening all over the country. Beware citizens your masters are trying to take control.

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    • justamom

      The assault is spitting in her face and saying he is going to “punch and kill her”. Don’t you think it is child abuse/neglect to behave like that in front of children? I’m sure they were scared! I’ve been there and it is at the least neglect for a child to witness their Mom whom they love unconditionally not only treated like that but threatened with her life!? I just don’t understand anyone thinking that is ok!!

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      • PB

        So why aren’t the cops sharged with abuse when they do the same things in front of people’s children? In fact they often physically assault people in front of children and they do not get charged? Somtimes they even do it to innocent people.

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        • justamom

          Good question.

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          • PB

            That was my point. They love to add unfounded cumulative charges so they boost their possibilty of conviction.

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  • Jules Winnfield

    Maybe next time she’ll make the sandwich like she was TOLD TO! EXTRA Miracle Whip. Dayyyyyummmmmmm —

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  • http://post team roper

    Zach is a violent person and the kids have seen it every time he has beaten her or came at her with a knife. and ok he has never tried to leave her she has tried to leave him, he dont work he uses all her money to buy drugs, and she is not sleeping woth his uncle cousin and brother and if you know wnd hang around with him your just as kracked out as he is. Get your facys straight before you start running your mouth.

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    • ok

      You get your FACTS straight before you run your MOUTH. She did bang his brother and is probably banging his cousin as we speak. She is just as guilty as Zach is by allowing him to come back and GIVING him money. She should probably be in jail right now as well but ya know the nppd are one sided.

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  • ok

    lol keep pulling the wool over your eyes roper

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  • sister

    How many of you know what really happened? I am guessing none, because none of you were there. So if you do know both people that’s fine, if your going to post comments on the situation get all the facts from both sides before you run your mouth. “Ok” who are you? You obviously you know Zach but apparently not enough know that he is a liar, and vilont person. Have you heard the way he talks to his grandma and degrades her calls her names? And yes Tina slept with his brother she admitted that but who has proof that the slept with his uncle and cousin? Zach screwed around on her just as much as she did him. So “OK ” I ask again who are you to talk about Tina and Zach like you are.

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    • ok

      Don’t you worry your lil head about who I am. I am not saying Zach is innocent by any means but to put all the blame on his is ridiculous.

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      • sister

        You act like he is innocent, i dont think you know either of them real well. I am here to defend Zach and Tina and all who are involved, myself included. You dont have any idea what has happened in the past to cause all of this. So stop calling Tina a hoe, and saying she slept with everybody, in the family! They both cheated on each other, and thats a fact. You should just keep your mouth shut about the whole situation. You clearly only see one side of the story!

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        • ok

          Tina is a HOE. Everyone knows it. ;)

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      • Hahah

        Regarding your statement, “Don’t you worry your lil head about who I am”, I call that chicken-sh*t syndrome. And no, I don’t know any of the parties involved.

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        • ok

          coming from someone using a nickname as well. Ha ha ha

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  • NPgrad89

    I don’t know either of the people involved in this. But now, by the information provided to me by the postings, I have learned a lot. Those of you who DO know them have enriched the story greatly! So this is what I’ve gotten so far: 1. Tina (whoever she is, as her name wasn’t listed in the original news story) is a woman of loose moral character who likes know the whole family intimately. 2. Zach is either very stupid or very violent….or both. And he may or may not have a drug problem on top of his apparent alcohol abuse. 3. Those posting in “defense” of one or the other are actually making them both look WORSE than the story ever implied. 4. The only people that truly matter (the innocent kids living with these two) haven’t been mentioned much at all. Zach and Tina (based on the postings of others) are screwed up ADULTS who can’t seem to find their way through life…….stop bickering about them and focus on being there for the kids. Those of you who know this family: Step up and be a role model, the kids are all that matter. Sheesh.

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    • sister

      I will defend both of them until the day i die as long as there are people bad mouthing them with out the facts. And the kids dont get started with them they have plenty of good rolemodles.

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  • Sister2

    It’s so awesome that people have no lives that they can sit at their computers and talk so much s**t about things you don’t even know. You don’t live with these two you don’t know what goes on in their lives! Zach has issues yes and needs to learn to stop when things don’t go his way but Tina is no hoe. She may have slept with the brother but they were not together when that happened so what now? There is no proof that she slept with the uncle or cousin…..I think everyone on this page needs to get an effin life!!

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    • sister

      Well said Sister2

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    • ok

      Totally doesnt make you a hoe when you bang your exs brother. NOOOOOO not at all.

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  • big bad

    ok and shut up the village called……………….

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  • shut up

    Big bad you’re still a child molester everybody says you are

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  • Who cares

    Putting cowardly comments in a news article is really going to help this family, said no person ever! But if I was hooking up with the guy who went to jail I would probably try to get in here and smear his girlfriends name through the mud too! Bottom line is it’s not the first time it’s happened and he is exactly where he should be regardless of what his girlfriend is or is not guilty of! It’s women like you “ok” who empower these abusers and makes them feel like they have justification to lay their hands on a woman. It is NEVER ok.

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