Florida man on vacation bites off part of man’s ear during drunken altercation, cops say

Source: MEGAl Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 6 2021, Published 8:01 p.m. ET

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A Floridian is accused of getting into a fight with a friend and biting off part of the man’s ear, authorities said.

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Monroe County Sheriff’s Officedeputies arrested 45-year-old James Lenn Williams, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and charged him with multiple counts, including aggravated battery and battery by strangulation.

According to the sheriff’s office, Lenn was vacationing on Stock Island at the Oceans Edge Resort & Marina in the Florida Keys with the 28-year-old victim and two other female victims, who were all friends.

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Around 2:30 a.m. Aug. 5, the biting victim alleged, one of the women they were with passed out and Williams put her in a maintenance wheelbarrow, Miami’s WSVN reported. As he pushed her back to their hotel, the man said, Lenn was insulting and pouring beer on her.

When the man tried to stop Williams, the pair got into a scuffle and the two females both got pushed to the ground when they tried to separate them.

Lenn allegedly then knocked down his male friend, choked him and bit off a portion of his ear. Williams took off on foot, according to deputies, and was later found at the hotel and taken into custody.

He is being held on $80,000 bond.


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