Inmate’s ear bitten off during jail fight

Ponca City Now - August 26, 2015 11:36 am

SAYRE, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say a fight between two inmates inside the Beckham County jail led to one of them partially biting the other’s ear off.

Television station KWTV (http://bit.ly/1WSbz9Z ) reported in a story published Tuesday that inmates Gatluak Wal Chuol and Isaiah Lime were put inside a cell together when the power alternated off and on at the jail.

Jail officials say the two started fighting at some point, and that when it was over, Lime had bite marks on his hands and was missing half of his ear.

Beckham County Undersheriff Jeff Bilbo says Chuol said Lime had attacked him and that he was defending himself.

Lime was taken to a hospital and later transferred to the Canadian County jail, where he faces other charges.

 

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