COLUMBIA — A man was arrested Wednesday after police said he bit his live-in girlfriend on the torso and threatened to kill her.
Henry Claiborne Wilson was intoxicated when his girlfriend came home, Columbia Police Sgt. Dan Beckman said. The two argued and Wilson slapped her and grabbed her arm, Beckman said.
Wilson choked the woman, banged her head against the wall and made threats to kill her, Beckman said. Friends present during the argument tried to restrain Wilson, Beckman said, but Wilson broke free and bit the woman on her torso.
The woman suffered abrasions, bruises and bite marks but refused any medical attention, Beckman said.
Before fleeing the scene of the argument, Wilson threatened to return and kill the woman if she called the police, Beckman said.
Wilson was later arrested at 1602 High Quest Circle on suspicion of domestic assault for choking the woman and tampering with the victim by threatening her life if she called the police department, Beckman said.
As of Saturday morning, Wilson was being held in Boone County Jail, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department website.