Iowa City, Iowa (The Weekly Vice) -- Donroy R. Merrival, a 40 year old Iowa man has been arrested and charged with willful injury causing serious injury on Tuesday after biting off man's nose. Nose is now missing.
According to police, Merrival got into an argument with friend Matthew Osing after the two had been drinking July 24th.
According to the Mr. Osing, Donroy Merrival was beginning to scare him and asked him to leave his home.
"He was crouched down ready to pounce me and he was scaring me," said Osing. "I said if you don't get out of my house, I'm going to whack you with this army shovel.
Allegedly, Osing followed through with his threat and hit Merrival over the head with the shovel. That's when police say Merrival grabbed the victim and bit the man's nose off.
"He jumped up and grabbed me by my face and grabbed my nose and bit it off," said Osing.
Osing admits to hitting Merrival with the shovel, but claims he did so in self defense. Police say hitting a man with a shovel is not justified however and said that more charges could be forthcoming.
Both men were taken to an area hospital for treatment, however the nose was never recovered. Police believe the man will be permanently disfigured from the incident.
"I don't know if he swallowed it or if my dogs might have eaten it, I don't know."
While this would normally be the end of the story, it isn't.
Merrival came to the attention of authorities again just two days later.
According to police, a woman reported that Merrival attempted to pressure her into having sex. When the woman refused, Merrival allegedly threatened to kill her. The woman told police that Merrival ran away when she pulled out a knife.
Merrival was arrested, arraigned and then booked into Johnson County Jail Thursday morning. He was ordered held on a $30,000 cash-only bond.
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