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Tulsa Woman Arrested for Biting Man's Genitals

02-Mar-2015

A Tulsa man woke to a nightmare when he discovered his angry girlfriend trying to bite off his penis.

The man told police that he and his girlfriend, Amber Ellis, 32, had been out drinking together prior to the incident on February 19. On the way home, they began to argue after he called her "too needy." In a petition for a protective order against Ellis, the man described the incident as follows:

"Went to sleep in the living room. She went to bed. I woke up to her assaulting me and trying to bite my penis off. Then she tried to bite my finger off. Then she hit me over my head with a laptop. I ran out to call my mother and went to the hospital." The man was released from the hospital after receiving several stitches to his penis and receiving treatment for injuries to his finger, head, and neck. 

A Tulsa County judge granted a temporary restraining order barring Ellis from coming within 100 feet of her now ex-boyfriend. A hearing to determine whether the order will become permanent is scheduled for March 9.

Amber Ellis was arrested and booked into the Tulsa County Jail on complaints of threatening a violent act, domestic assault and battery, domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and attempted maiming. As of this writing she remains jailed on $100,000 bond.

The charges against the woman are serious. While domestic assault and battery is a misdemeanor on the first offense, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon--likely the laptop in this incident--is a felony punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison. The least serious charge against the defendant, threatening an act of violence, is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum 6 month sentence. Maiming, on the other hand, is punishable by a maximum life sentence.

This is not the first time recently we have written about a laptop being used as a "dangerous weapon" in a domestic assault and battery case. In early January, Oklahoma City police arrested a man who struck his father over the head with a laptop when the elder man refused to let him sell his food stamps to buy K-2. That man has been released on $5000 bond, and his case is pending in Oklahoma County District Court.

No one can infuriate us like those closest to us. However, resorting to violence of any kind can have serious repercussions, including the destruction of the relationship, the issuance of protective orders, and criminal charges. If a domestic altercation leads to your arrest, call a defense attorney as soon as possible to minimize the damages.



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