A Mississippi man was arrested two days after fleeing a scene where he bit another man’s nose, authorities said. Bay St. Louis police say Mark Curtis Wells, 51, of Biloxi, was arrested on Wednesday.
Police said they responded to the attack shortly after 9:30 p.m. in the Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast parking lot. There, Police Chief J. Toby Schwartz said officers found the unnamed victim with a “disfiguring facial injury” after Wells “bit her nose.” Police say the incident happened after the pair had an argument over an earlier golf match at Bridges Golf Club, a short walk away.
“The argument continued throughout the day between several golf participants until it ended in the casino parking lot,” police said. “Mark Wells fled the scene in a dark colored Tesla.”
Wells was arrested on Wednesday and charged with felony mutilation. According to Biloxi newspaper The Sun Herald, Wells was booked just before midnight and released less than an hour later. He had $50,000 bond, the newspaper said after reviewing booking records.
If found guilty, Wells could be sentenced to seven years in prison. Police said the investigation is ongoing.