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Man Charged with Almost Biting Off the Nose of a Stranger

| November 14, 2013


AUBURN, Maine (AP) – A former Maine man charged with nearly biting off the nose of a stranger dancing at a Lewiston bar has been held on $10,000 bail. ¬†33 year old Todd Lyons, formerly of Mechanic Falls, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Androscoggin County Superior Court to assault. ¬†Prosecutors say Lyons bit the nose of Ryan Zinninger of Greene in November 2011 while Zinninger was dancing with friends. Police say the tip of Zinninger’s nose was bitten almost completely off. He was taken to a hospital where he received 12 stitches. The men didn’t know each other. Lyons was located in Mississippi recently, working at a carnival. His attorney argued for lower bail, saying her client did not know there was a warrant out for his arrest.

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