Mississippi suspect bit off piece of man’s ear, bragged on Twitter

Published 7:36 am Wednesday, November 2, 2016

KILN, Miss. (AP) — A Kiln (KIHL) man is accused of biting off a piece of someone’s ear and then bragging about it on Twitter.

Hancock County sheriff’s deputies say 21-year-old Michael Cuevas was arrested Thursday on an aggravated assault charge.

Authorities began investigating after a man went to a hospital Sept. 25 with part of his ear missing and underwent surgery. Sheriff’s investigator Gary Hudgens says the victim told deputies a man bit his ear during a fight at a Kiln bar.

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During their investigation, detectives discovered someone had posted a tweet, bragging about biting a man’s ear off during a fight. Detectives traced the tweet to Cuevas, who the victim positively identified in a lineup.

It’s unclear if Cuevas has an attorney.