Domestic violence suspect bites off tip of deputy's finger
Erik Rodriguez-Reyes bit two deputies during a fight, severing the tip of one of the deputies' index fingers
By Jim Ryan
ALOHA, Ore. — A domestic violence suspect bit two deputies during a fight early Monday, leaving one of the deputies with a severed finger, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were called to an Aloha-area apartment complex on a report that Erik Rodriguez-Reyes was assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, the agency said in a news release. Rodriguez-Reyes and his father were later arrested. The girlfriend suffered minor injuries.
Several people were "uncooperative" when deputies showed up, and "started a physical confrontation" with the responders, according to the sheriff's office. Rodriguez-Reyes bit two deputies during a fight, severing the tip of one of the deputies' index fingers.
The injured deputy, who wasn't publicly identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Deputies said Rodriguez-Reyes was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, two counts of assaulting a public safety officer, coercion, second-degree kidnapping, five counts of aggravated harassment, resisting arrest, and harassment.
His father, 42-year-old Francisco Rodriguez-Estrada, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of harassment and single counts of interfering with a peace officer and resisting arrest, according to the sheriff's office.
Rodriguez-Reyes, 24, was shown on the Washington County Jail roster around 8:30 a.m. His father was not listed.
The fight unfolded at the Belleau Woods apartment complex. Deputies initially responded there shortly after 2:45 a.m.
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