Part of Ohio trooper’s ear bitten off during fight with suspect

Cornelious Carey (Lorain County Sheriff's Office)

LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper had part of his ear bitten off during a fight with a suspect Thursday night.

It happened around 7:15am Thursday on Diagonal Road north of Biggs Road in Lagrange Township in Lorain County, WKYC reported.

It all started when a woman called 911 to report a man she believed was drunk walking down the road. The caller said she feared the man would be hit by a car.

A trooper began talking with the man, identified as Cornelious Carey Jr., 44, of Elyria. During the conversation, video shows Carey hitting the trooper in the face.

According to WJW, part of the trooper’s ear was bitten off during the confrontation.

The trooper was hospitalized with serious injuries. The injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Carey was arrested and charged with felonious assault. 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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