A 51-year-old man has reportedly been arrested after biting off the nose of a fellow golfer, leaving the victim with a severed face. This stemmed from an argument at a car parking lot after a round of golf in the US city of Bay St. Louis.

The accused was identified as Mark Curtis Wells from Biloxi, WXXV-TV reported. He and the unnamed suspect had just finished a round on the resort’s Arnold Palmer-designed golf course before getting involved in an altercation on Monday, Nov. 28.

Wells allegedly bit off the nose of the other that started from an argument. The 51-year-old was brought to the Memorial Hospital at Gulfport for treatment after his nose was bitten off. The body part was never found per the outlet.

Bay City Police were called to the Hollywood Casino on Monday after receiving a report about an assault at the parking lot. They found the 51-year-old with a facial injury upon their arrival.

According to police chief Toby Schwartz, Wells fled the scene in a Tesla car following the violent row. The suspect would however later turn himself in.

It was added that the two golfers had gotten into an argument while playing golf earlier at the Bridges Golf Course. This carried on throughout the day among several golfers until it spilled into the parking lot.

Wells is being charged with mayhem, an offense that carries up to seven years in prison. According to Mississippi state law, this is defined as a premeditated crime with the intent to kill in which the suspect mutilates, disfigures, disables, or destroys someone’s tongue, eye, lip, nose, limb or another body part.

“Officers learned that prior to the act of mayhem by Wells, an argument had started regarding a golf game played at the neighboring Bridges Golf Course,” a press release read.

The 51-year-old was taken to the Hancock County Jail but was released later after posting 10% of a $50,000 bond.

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