Tyler W. Bornsen
Early Saturday morning at 12:37 a.m., sheriff's deputies were called to the emergency room at Great Plains Regional Medical Center on a reported assault. A teenager was in ER with serious injuries to his face and jaw. The boy told the deputies that he was at a cabin in the Prairie Lake Boat Club at Lake Maloney.
He said he sent several text messages to a young woman and her boyfriend took offense to it. The boyfriend was identified as 18-year-old North Platte resident Tyler Bornsen.
Bornsen texted the juvenile back and told him he was going to assault him, a sheriff's spokesman said. Bornsen met the juvenile at the cabin and punched him several times in the head and face.
The medical staff at Great Plains Regional Medical Center said the fractures to the face that could not be adequately treated there, so the victim was taken by ambulance to a Denver hospital.
Deputies found Bornsen and questioned him. Bornsen remorsefully admitted to getting into the altercation because he was mad about the text messages to his girlfriend.
Bornsen was charged with first-degree assault and jailed.
The sheriff said the investigation is ongoing.