A Richmond man is facing multiple charges after police say he assaulted another man and bit his ear, which caused a "severe laceration."
Officers who responded to a call about a "disturbance" at Jonathan C. Short's home on Hill Street found him throwing rocks at a parked vehicle at 6:35 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Richmond Police Department.
Another man lay unconscious on the side of the street with "a considerable amount of blood on his face, hands and shirt," the news release stated. In addition to the cut to his ear, he had "extreme swelling and bruising of his face."
Police said Short, 26, and the other man, who was visiting Short's home, had been drinking when Short got angry at the other man and hit him in the side of the face with a bottle.
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A fight ensued and spilled outside, where police said Short bit the man's ear and began throwing rocks at his car after he passed out.
Police said Short, who was "highly intoxicated," at first "made threatening moves and gestures toward the officer, but subsequently acquiesced and was detained."
The unconscious man was taken to the hospital, as was Short, who had cuts, bruises and swelling on his face and hands.
After being treated, Short was taken to the Madison County jail on charges of second-degree assault, criminal mischief, alcohol intoxication and menacing.