Man bites woman’s lip off in fight, charged with domestic violence

(Lander, Wyo.) – Thirty-eight year-old WandoTarness of Crowheart was arrested early Tuesday morning in the 1500 block of East Monroe Avenue in Riverton, after Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of Tarness and a female subject fighting in the street. Upon arrival Tarness fled the area on foot, however he was eventually captured a short time later and charged with eluding.

An investigation into the altercation revealed that Tarness allegedly bit a large portion of the female victim’s upper lip off with his teeth. Tarness was also charged with Domestic Violence Battery due to the victim’s injuries and witness statements. After Tarness’ apprehension he was observed by law enforcement biting the exterior paint off of an RPD cruiser while being searched. Tarness was also observed biting the seats and interior trim of both an RPD vehicle and an FCSO Patrol Truck. Due to the damage caused by Tarness’ biting he was additionally charged with property destruction. Tarness was intoxicated at the time of his arrest.

–Provided by Fremont County Sheriff’s Office