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South Dakota Man Accused of Biting Minnesota Jailer's Finger

Authorities say a man jailed in Worthington bit the finger of a corrections officer after the two of them scuffled inside his cell. Authorities say a man jailed in Worthington bit the finger of a corrections officer after the two of them scuffled inside his cell. |  Photo: WDIO-TV/File

Associated Press
Created: May 12, 2019 09:31 AM

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a man jailed in Worthington bit the finger of a corrections officer after the two of them scuffled inside his cell.

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The Globe reports that 38-year-old Nicholas Bryson, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is charged with felony fourth-degree assault of a corrections officer.

The complaint says corrections staff entered Bryson's cell Wednesday after he was uncooperative about moving to another jail pod. Authorities say Bryson pushed one of the corrections officers to the floor, where the two of them wrestled. The jailer was getting up when Bryson allegedly bit through the officer's glove.

The officer was treated for a bite wound and knee pain from the altercation.

Court documents do not list an attorney for Bryson.

Information from: The Daily Globe, http://www.dglobe.com.

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