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Man who bit off part of deputy's finger found guilty of assaulting public safety officer

Erik Rodriguez-Reyes mug shot courtesy Washington County Jail

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The man accused of biting off part of a deputy’s finger in October 2017 was found guilty of assaulting a public safety officer and resisting arrest Wednesday.

Erik Rodriguez-Reyes will be sentenced on Feb. 28.

On Oct. 23, 2017, deputies responded to the Belleau Woods Apartments in Beaverton for a report of a domestic dispute.

When they arrived, a father and son started assaulting three deputies.

Deputies say they were trying to detain the son, Rodriguez-Reyes, when he began fighting with them. The sheriff's office said he bit two deputies. One lost the tip of his finger. The other deputy has a cut on his finger.

Deputies arrested Rodriguez-Reyes and his father, Francisco Rodriguez-Estrada.

The father was taken into custody on a harassment charge.

A sergeant at the scene said Rodriguez-Reyes was holding his pregnant girlfriend against her will and beating her when deputies responded.

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