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Area woman accused of trying to bite off the finger of another woman

WAGNER — A Wagner woman is accused of trying to bite off another woman’s finger.

Amanda Williams, 20, is charged with aggravated assault, which carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

On Feb. 7, Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian McGuire responded to a dog bite call. He later fi led an affidavit describing what he found.

Upon arrival at an apartment on Memorial Drive, McGuire found two women crying inside. A man tried to block his entrance, but McGuire went inside and saw several large pools of blood, according to court documents. He found one woman to have several bloody bite marks on her body, and blood on her face, eyes and hands. He also saw several handfuls of hair soaked in blood on the floor, he reported.

The victim said a person bit her, not a dog.

An intoxicated woman entered the apartment after Deputy McGuire returned with a medical bag. The victim said the intoxicated woman — Williams — bit her. The victim had bite marks on her legs and hands.

A witness said Williams tried to bite off the victim’s finger. The victim was transported by ambulance to the local hospital.

Williams told McGuire she did not bite the victim’s finger.

She became upset in the patrol car on the way to jail and allegedly threatened to cut the victim’s hands off and kill her the next time the two came in contact.