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Authorities: Man's ear bitten off in argument

Posted November 2, 2009

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— A Clinton man was charged late Sunday with felony maiming after part of another man's ear was bitten off in an argument, authorities said Monday.

David Bryant Turner, 25, was staying on a shrimp boat docked off Radio Island and got into an argument Sunday with the 63-year-old owner of the boat, said Capt. Jason Wank of the Carteret County Sheriff's Office. The lower part of one of the older man's ears was bitten off in the ensuing scuffle, Wank said.

The boat owner was taken to Carteret General Hospital for treatment.

Turner was being held Monday in the Carteret County Jail under a $25,000 bond.


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  • twc Nov 2, 2009

    Sounds to me like the argument was over; the fight was on!

  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Nov 2, 2009

    van Gogh (vango) anyone???

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh

  • beachboater Nov 2, 2009

    I guess the boat owner wouldn't listen.

  • thefensk Nov 2, 2009

    huh? what?

  • somey Nov 2, 2009

    I can see it now, Mike Tyson vs David Turner in a cage match. First person to bite the other persons ear off wins!!

  • NCStatePack Nov 2, 2009

    These 2 comments made it through the filter and mine didn't???

  • MileageWarrior Nov 2, 2009