OKLAHOMA CITY -- (KFOR) -- An Oklahoma man was taken into custody after allegedly maiming another man over a small debt.
On June 3, officers were called to an assault that occurred in the 1400 block of S.W. 21st St.
When police arrived, they found 48-year-old Rodney Bradford walking away from the home where the alleged assault occurred.
After putting Bradford in a patrol car, officers say they noticed the victim walking toward them with blood on his shirt.
“As I got closer to [victim,] I noticed blood on his cheek and observed a piece of his ear hanging on another part of his ear. I noticed that [victim] had been hit so hard that a piece of his ear had ripped,” the arrest affidavit alleged.
The victim told police that Bradford became enraged, claiming that the victim owed him $5. Authorities say the victim told them that he did not owe Bradford any money and would not pay him.
Mesa County / Grand Junction Daily Sentinel