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Woman Charged With Biting Off Man’s Tongue

March 21, 2006

CELINA, Ohio (AP) _ Police accused a northwest Ohio woman of biting off a man’s tongue. Chad Ringo, 29, remained in intensive care Monday at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima after unsuccessful attempts to reattach about 30 percent of his tongue, Celina police said.

A hospital spokeswoman said he was in fair condition.

Police charged Emily Mescher, 25, with felonious assault after Ringo was injured Friday night. She was freed on $10,000 bail following a hearing Monday in Celina Municipal Court.

Police said Mescher and Ringo had been involved in a relationship.

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