A South Ozone Park man was arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of viciously biting his girlfriend on her face and ears during a brutal domestic dispute, police said.
Police from the 106th Precinct, responding to 911 calls from neighbors shortly before 2 a.m., rushed to 150-11 122nd St. in South Ozone Park and had to knock down two doors before finding the suspect, Felix Randon, 31, lying on top of his semi-conscious girlfriend, Jessica Mencia, 21, in a bedroom.
The suspect appeared to have bitten his girlfriend multiple times and severed parts of her ears, police said.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown charged Randon with first-degree assault, said spokeswoman Meris Campbell. As of press time, Randon had yet to been arraigned.
Randon was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for psychiatric evaluation, police said.
Mencia, who according to published reports was the mother of Randons 4-year old daughter, was taken to Jamaica Hospital where she was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon with multiple traumas to her hands and body, said Tara Fleming, a hospital spokeswoman.
The 4-year old daughter was not home at the time of the attack, published reports said.
Police said there had been no reports of previous domestic violence at the home, which is located just north of the Belt Parkway in the shadows of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The attack came at a time when felony assaults in the 106th Precinct were on the decline. Through the week ending Feb. 10, there were only 14 felonious assaults in the confines of the precinct this year, compared to 34 in the same period last year, representing a drop of 59 percent.
Overall crime in the precinct is down 14 percent this year as compared to the first month and a half of last year.
Reach reporter Daniel Massey by e-mail at Timesledger@aol.com or call 229-0300, Ext. 156.
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