Man's Finger Bitten Off in Fight

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

CORALVILLE, Iowa - An Iowa City man is accused of biting the finger off of another man.

According to a Coralville police criminal complaint, officers were called to a residence for a report of a man who had his finger bitten off. During their investigation, officers learned that the victim and 38-year-old Gary B. O'Dell had gotten into an argument that escalated into a fight. Police said O'Dell threw the first punch in the fight, then bit off the tip of the right finger of the victim.

O'Dell was arrested and faces one count of willful injury causing serious injury.
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