Man arrested after bragging about biting man’s ear off on Twitter

Michael Cuevas, 21 (Hancock County Sheriff's Office)

KILN, MS (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.

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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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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