GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Gainesville Police said Kenton Thompson, 31, ran from officers Monday night as they tried to make a drug-related arrest. When they caught up with the local man, he resisted, biting one of the officers in the face, police said.
“When officers caught up to Thompson, he began to physically resist and fight with them. During this struggle, Thompson bit the end of the officer's nose, which resulted in serious injury and disfigurement to his face,” Gainesville Police said.
Police said the officer was hospitalized for treatment, but did not release the officer's condition.