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Man accused of biting off friend’s ear while riding on I-95
BY PORTSIA SMITH
THE FREE LANCE-STAR
A New York man is accused of biting off his friend’s ear and spitting it out on Interstate 95 during an argument.
Spotsylvania County dispatchers received calls at 8:02 a.m. Thursday from drivers on I-95 stating that a man was running in and out of traffic near the 121 mile marker and had blood running down his shoulder.
Capt. Jeff Pearce of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found the victim on the right shoulder of the southbound lane of the interstate near the 123 mile marker, just north of Thornburg.
Pearce said the victim told police that he had a dispute with a friend in the car and during the verbal altercation, the friend “bit his ear off and threw it out in the road.”
Pearce said the victim’s entire ear was missing.
With a description of the vehicle, deputies located the car about mile away and initiated a traffic stop, Pearce said.
Floyd Warren, 31, of the Bronx, New York was charged with malicious wounding and transported to Rappahannock Regional Jail after being treated by medical personnel.
The victim described the location where the ear was tossed.
Deputies blocked the southbound lane of I-95 and found the ear on the shoulder, Pearce said.
Pearce said the ear and the victim were transported to Mary Washington Hospital where medical staff were attempting to reattach it.