A GoFundMe account has been established for a former Marne area resident who was viciously assaulted Sunday morning over an incident involving fireworks. Mark Paulsen, who lives in Omaha, and Logan Skow, both suffered injuries when they were attacked after they asked neighbors near 156th and Giles Road, to stop shooting-off fireworks at around 2-a.m., Sunday.
Family members said on the fundraising page established for Paulsen, that Skow walked away from the incident with bruises, cuts, bloody nose, and broken blood vessel in his eye. Paulsen, however, was in critical condition following the incident, after suffering several face and skull fractures, as well as bleeding on his brain. He was last reported to be in the Intensive Care Unit at CHI Health Creighton University.
The suspects in the case, Nathan Christensen, Andrew Short, his brother Branden Short and a juvenile, are charged with 1st degree Class 3 Felony Assault for beating, Paulsen, and 1st degree misdemeanor assault, for beating Skow. All four suspects posted bond at 10% of $25,000 ($2,500) and were released from the Sarpy County Jail. They are due in court again, on July 21st.
Paulsen is expected to be out of work for several months while he recovers from his injuries. Donations to help with his medical expenses can be contributed via GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/markpaulsen. So far, around $2,790 has been raised.