Man arrested after tweeting about biting another man’s ear

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KILN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is accused of biting off a piece of another man’s ear during a fight and bragging about it on Twitter.

The Sun Herald reports Hancock County sheriff’s deputies say 21-year-old Michael Cuevas was arrested Thursday on an aggravated assault charge.

Authorities began investigating after a man went to a hospital Sept. 25 with part of his ear missing and underwent surgery. Sheriff’s investigator Gary Hudgens says the victim told deputies a man bit his ear during a fight at a bar in Kiln.

During their investigation, detectives discovered someone had posted a tweet, bragging about biting a man’s ear off during a fight. Detectives traced the tweet to Cuevas, who was identified in a lineup.

It’s unclear if Cuevas has an attorney.