The Associated Press
Created: March 24, 2020 10:54 AM
ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he bit off a piece of his girlfriend’s finger following an argument over a cell phone in bed.
Court records show Isiah Thompson of Artesia was arrested earlier this month for aggravated battery against a household member, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reports.
According to a criminal complaint, Artesia Police responded to a report of a finger bitten off around 3:30 a.m. on March 7.
The report says an officer found nearly a quarter-inch of Aliah Encinias-Martinez left ring finger missing.
Encinias-Martinez told officers she asked the 26-year-old Thompson to put down his cell phone and go to sleep for the night.
After taking the phone from Thompson, the report says he pushed her against a kitchen wall and demanded the phone back.
Encinias-Martinez says she threw the phone to another portion of the kitchen and Thompson then bit her left finger.
Thompson remains in the Eddy County Detention Center in Carlsbad on a $10,000 bond.
It was not known if he had an attorney.
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