Seward man arrested for biting off portion of another’s finger

A Seward man has been arrested and arraigned on an assault charge after troopers say he bit the tip of another man’s finger off.

The Soldotna Dispatch of the Alaska State Troopers received a call about the incident from the Seward Providence Hospital around 8:31 p.m. on Wednesday.

Investigation revealed that Clark Lane, 45, got into a fight with another man, according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch.

The fight between Lane and the man occurred on a “sand bar in the Seward area,” and escalated until Lane bit off the tip of the man’s middle finger up to the first knuckle, the dispatch reads.

Alaska State Troopers Public Information Officer Megan Peters said in an email that alcohol was a factor in the fight.

Lane was arrested Wednesday on a charge of assault in the first degree. He was arraigned in the Seward Courthouse on Thursday.

If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Reach Megan Pacer at megan.pacer@peninsulaclarion.com

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