Man accused of biting roommate’s ear off during altercation

Arthur Wayne Baker (Photo courtesy: Newport News police)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police have arrested a man accused of biting part of his roommate’s ear off after an altercation.

Officers were called out to the 700 block of Darden Drive, Monday around 6 p.m., after 58-year-year-old Arthur Baker allegedly had a verbal altercation with his roommate.

Police said the altercation eventually turned physical and Baker punched the victim in the mouth and eye. Baker then got the victim in a chokehold and bit part of the victim’s right ear off.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Baker was arrested and charged with aggravated malicious wounding.


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