Gregory Duncan arrested for assault on Omaha Marine who stood up for gay friends
Suspected gay-bashing assailant Gregory Duncan of Fenton, Missouri
Omaha police have arrested a Missouri man working on a construction project in Omaha on suspicion of a third-degree felony assault on Ryan Langenegger outside the PepperJax Grill in Omaha's Old Market on October 27th.
Ryan Langenegger was bashed after three Old Market Pepperjax customers harassed two of his gay friends, one of whom was in drag, then followed them outside when they abruptly left. Langenegger received facial bruising, a gash and two chipped teeth
Langenegger was said to have been sucker-punched by Duncan while his companions distracted Langenegger, resulting in a gash on his forehead, a bruised eye, bloody nose and two chipped teeth.
On Monday, Duncan's bond was set at $100,000. Police also are considering charges against his two companions.
Security footage and a photo lineup led to the identification of Duncan, 35.
Langenegger's friend, Joshua Foo, 29, told the Omaha World-Herald: "When I saw his picture, I knew. I knew that it was him."
WOWT's report of Duncan's apprehension is here.
Below: AKSARBENT video of the "Drag Out Hate" demonstration in downtown Omaha following the assault of Langenegger: