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Teen Bites Johnston Deputy

Posted December 18, 2007 4:03 p.m. EST
Updated December 19, 2007 8:08 a.m. EST

— A Johnston County deputy received minor injuries Monday when he was bitten on the hand during an arrest, authorities said.

Deputy Adam Case responded to a missing person call at a group home when the missing person, 16-year-old Antonette Mangum, returned and assaulted the 64-year-old woman in charge of the group home, authorities said.

Case tried to detain Mangum but was bitten during a struggle, authorities said. He used pepper spray on her in the scuffle, authorities said.

Mangum has been charged with resisting arrest and assault on a government official.