Police: Newport News man bites off roommate’s ear

(Photo: Newport News Police via WVEC)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WRIC) — A Newport News man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly bit off part of his roommate’s ear.

58-year-old Arthur Baker is charged with aggravated malicious wounding. Police say he and his roommate were arguing when things turned physical.

Baker is accused of punching the 37-year-old victim, putting him in a choke hold and biting off part of his ear.

There’s been no word yet on the victim’s condition.

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