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October 6, 2022
Tooele man arrested for biting off part of teen’s ear

A Tooele man is facing a second-degree felony charge of mayhem after he allegedly bit off part of a teenage boy’s ear.

Tooele City police officers were dispatched to the area of 500 North and 500 West during the evening of Oct. 3, around 9:30 p.m. on a report of an assault, according to Det. Colbey Bentley, with the police department.

When officers arrived, they found a juvenile boy with about half of an inch of his ear bitten and hanging down, barely attached, according to Bentley.

The teen told officers that during a physical altercation with his mother’s boyfriend, 43-year-old William Ingram, Ingram bit some of his ear off, according to a probable cause statement.

The teen was taken to the hospital to have his ear repaired.

Ingram was booked into the Tooele County Jail on a second-degree felony charge of mayhem.

“Mayhem is a type of assault charge given when there is dismemberment of any part of the body, whether total or partial,” Bentley explained.

Tim Gillie

Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim has been writing for the Transcript Bulletin since October 2017. In February 2019 he was named as editor. In addition to being editor, Tim continues to write about Tooele County government, education, business, real estate, housing, politics and the state Legislature.A native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University, Tim became a journalist after a 20 year career with the Boy Scouts of America.

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