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Erick Hockin bit girlfriend's ear and broke her nose during quarrel, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Sep 11 2013 07:31:19 AM CDT
BANGOR, Pa. -

A man battered and bit his girlfriend when an argument turned physical, officials said.

Erick H. Hockin hit his girlfriend in the face several times, grabbed her arms and bit her ear in his home in the 400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Bangor, Northampton Co., around 1 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.

The woman had a swollen left eye and ear, as well as cuts and bruises on her arms and hands when she arrived at police headquarters to report the assault, officials said, adding that she was treated for a fractured cheek bone and nose after being taken to the hospital.

Hockin, 42, was arraigned on charges of aggravated and simple assault and harassment and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $25,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 19.