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Law enforcement looking for man charged with biting off girlfriend's nose

Law enforcement officers are searching for an inmate charged with biting off a woman's nose who allegedly failed to return to jail following a job interview.

Law enforcement officers are searching for an inmate charged with biting off a woman's nose who allegedly failed to return to jail following a job interview.

John Abdo, 29, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Wagner, was released on a furlough from the Charles Mix County Jail for a work release job interview and failed to return Wednesday as scheduled, a statement from Charles Mix County Sheriff Randy Thaler said.

Abdo is described as a 6-foot, 4-inch Native American male, weighing 285 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a black hoodie and black boots.

Abdo was being held in the Charles Mix County Jail on a $1,500 bond for aggravated assault, ingestion of methamphetamine and ingestion of marijuana.

On Jan. 7, law enforcement responded to a reported assault in which John Abdo allegedly "bit the nose off" his girlfriend, court documents state.

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During Abdo's arrest, an officer allegedly observed Abdo to have "pinpoint pupils" and an "up and down attitude." A judge granted a search warrant for urine, which tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana, court documents state.

The alleged victim was hospitalized, and Abdo was charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, a class 3 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine; ingestion of methamphetamine, a class 5 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine; and ingesting an intoxicant other than an alcoholic beverage, a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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