Deputy: Suspect bit off part of man’s ear, tweeted about it

FILE PHOTO Patrol units of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office (AP Photo/John Wilkerson)

KILN, Miss. (AP) – A Kiln (KIHL) man is accused of biting off a piece of someone’s ear and then bragging about it on Twitter.

The Sun Herald reports ( Hancock County sheriff’s deputies say 21-year-old Michael Cuevas was arrested Thursday on an aggravated assault charge.

Authorities began investigating after a man went to a hospital Sept. 25 with part of his ear missing and underwent surgery. Sheriff’s investigator Gary Hudgens says the victim told deputies a man bit his ear during a fight at a Kiln bar.

During their investigation, detectives discovered someone had posted a tweet, bragging about biting a man’s ear off during a fight. Detectives traced the tweet to Cuevas, who the victim positively identified in a lineup.

It’s unclear if Cuevas has an attorney.


Information from: The Sun Herald,


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