“I was able to get [the victim] in a headlock,” [Virgil Bates III] told Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ruth Ann Franks Monday. “He proceeded to clamp down and bite my forearm. I proceeded to panic, and I wound up biting his ear, and a piece of his ear came off.”Feehan also reports that the top portion of Tipton's ear had been cleanly gnawed off and could not be repaired.
Bates, 40, of 735 Toronto Ave., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of aggravated assault for the June 24 attack on Matthew Tipton, 44.
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