Police: Man bit stranger’s ear off during fight at Louisville bar

Police: Man bit stranger’s ear off during fight at Louisville bar
Gamble was charged with second-degree assault for allegedly biting off a stranger's ear.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Police arrested a man, charging him with biting another man’s ear off during an argument.

Jeffery Gamble Jr., 24, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday, accused of biting a stranger’s right ear almost completely off in an incident that happened months earlier.

Police say the victim and Gamble began fighting outside of Big Bar on Bardstown Road in the Highlands on the night of Feb. 2. During the fight, Gamble bit a chunk of the victim’s ear off, causing a permanent serious injury, according to court records.

Crews rushed the victim to University of Louisville Hospital, but his ear could not be saved. He will now need a prosthetic ear.

Surveillance video captured the fight, and after months of investigation, police identified Gamble as the suspect. He was arrested on a warrant late Tuesday night.

Gamble faces a second-degree assault charge, which is a felony. He’s due in court July 5.

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