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Sheriff's office: Suspect bites off part of deputy's finger

Erik Rodriguez-Reyes and Francisco Rodriguez-Estrada mug shots courtesy Washington County Jail 

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Part of a deputy’s finger was bitten off Monday morning while the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to an altercation in Beaverton.

Deputies were called to the Belleau Woods Apartments at 14960 Tracy Ann Court at 2:45 a.m. 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, 24-year-old Erik 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.

Rodriguez-Reyes is facing charges of second-degree assault, two counts of assault on a peace officer, coercion, second-degree kidnapping, resisting arrest, five counts of aggravated harassment, and harassment. Officials say he spit blood on deputies.

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

Rodriguez-Estrada was arrested on three counts of third-degree harassment, interfering with a peace officer and resisting arrest.

The deputy lost the tip of a finger. He was treated at a hospital and released Monday.

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