Police in Mississippi have revealed that a golfer bit another player’s nose off in a casino car park during an argument over a game.
Mark Curtis Wells (51) of Biloxi has been charged with felony mayhem in Mississippi after turning himself in. Wells had initially fled the scene in a Tesla before confessing according to Bay St. Louis Police.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital but his nose has not been found.
A statement released by Bay St. Louis Police Chief Toby Schwartz accounted that officers were responding to a complaint of an assault at the Hollywood Casino on Monday night. Once they arrived at the scene they found the victim with a disfiguring facial injury.
Officers were told that Wells and the victim had played a game of golf earlier that day and had been entangled in an argument since.
Wells was charged with felony mayhem and remanded in the Hancock County Jail where he paid the required 10% of a $50,000 fine before leaving WXXV-TV reported.
If convicted of the felony, Wells could face up to seven years imprisonment according to the Biloxi Sun Herald. State law defines Wells’ actions as a “premeditated crime committed with the intent to kill in which the suspect mutilates, disfigures, disables, or destroys someone’s tongue, eye, lip, nose, limb or another body part.”
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