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Police: Trinity man bites off man's nose during argument

Lance Taylor mug shot courtesy of Trinity Police. Lance Taylor mug shot courtesy of Trinity Police.
TRINITY, TX (KTRE) -

A Trinity man had part of his nose bitten off during an argument Saturday morning at a Trinity residence.

Trinity Police arrested Lance Taylor, 24, on a charge of aggravated assault.

Chief Steven Jones said the victim woke Taylor up Saturday morning so that he could go to work. Jones said Taylor started arguing with his girlfriend, who is the victim's sister, over money and keys. Taylor got angrier and the 18-year-old victim tried to break up the argument. That is when Taylor wrestled him to the ground and bit off a portion of his nose.

Jones said Taylor bit off just about every part of the nose that was not bone.

The victim was taken to a Tyler hospital, where doctors were able to sew his nose back together. He was released on Sunday.

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