Man arrested after he bites off girlfriend’s ear

An Elizabethtown man is jailed after he allegedly bites off his girlfriend’s ear. Borough Police were contacted at about 3:25 am Saturday morning by an area hospital ER staff regarding a woman injured in a domestic assault. The victim told police that her boyfriend had bitten her ear off during an argument outside their apartment in the 400 block of West High Street in Elizabethtown.  Her injury required numerous stitches.

Police subsequently charged Jose H. Perez, 31, with one count of Aggravated Assault.  If convicted, Perez could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. Following arraignment Perez was sent to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.