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.