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Man arrested after robbery, accused of biting victim's ear

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A man accused of trying to rob a person, and biting his or her ear, appeared before a bond court judge Sunday morning.

Russell Lamont Deas, 52, is charged with assault and battery in the first degree and strong arm robbery.

North Charleston Police state that just before 8 p.m. on Saturday, Deas assaulted a victim by putting him in a chokehold and biting his left ear.

During the altercation, Deas took a black, leather wallet from the victim.

The victim suffered a laceration on his left ear and was taken to the hospital. EMS officials advised the injuries could cause potential permanent disfigurement.

Deas was given a $40,000 surety bond for the charge of strong armed robbery and a $15,000 surety bond for the assault and battery charge.

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