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Suspect’s bite severs tip of Oregon deputy’s index finger

October 23, 2017

This undated photo provided by the Washington County Sheriff's office shows Erik Rodriguez-Reyes. Rodriguez-Reyes got into a confrontation Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, with deputies who responded to a complaint that he was assaulting his pregnant girlfriend at an apartment in Aloha, Ore. He allegedly bit two deputies, severing the tip of one deputy's index finger. (Washington County Sheriff's Office via AP)

ALOHA, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an Oregon sheriff’s deputy suffered a bite wound while trying to arrest a suspect.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Erik Rodriguez-Reyes got into a confrontation Monday with deputies who responded to a complaint that he was assaulting his pregnant girlfriend at an apartment in Aloha.

He allegedly bit two deputies, severing the tip of one deputy’s index finger. The deputy was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Rodriguez-Reyes faces charges of assault, assaulting a public safety officer, coercion, kidnapping, harassment and resisting arrest.

The suspect’s father was charged with harassment, resisting arrest and interfering with a peace officer.

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