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February 18, 2010
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Calif. officer bitten on head, loses piece of scalp

Officers were trying to arrest a registered sex offender

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — An officer was bitten on the head during a fight that left him with part of his scalp removed.

On Tuesday around 8 p.m., officers J. Beagley and F. Juarez with the Bakersfield Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Madison Avenue to an assault incident involving a weapon.

When officers arrived, they said William Owten, a registered sex offender, resisted arrest and began to fight with the officers.

During the fight, Officer Juarez was bitten on the head by Owten, who removed a piece of his scalp, April Grant of the BPD said.

Moments later, Officer A. Pflugh arrived on scene and deployed her Taser in an attempt to place Owten in custody.

Read full story: Officer bitten on head during arrest, loses piece of scalp

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