An Augusta woman was charged this week with biting her boyfriend in the face during an argument over cheating, according to a sheriff’s report.
Melissa Sousa, 33, was charged with simple battery family violence in connection with Sunday’s incident.
Deputies were called to the couple’s Richmond Avenue apartment about 4 p.m. Sunday, where the woman’s 40-year-old boyfriend had a bite mark on his face that was bleeding. He told deputies that his live-in girlfriend became “physically assaultive” after he accused her of cheating.
Sousa told police that she was upset about the cheating allegations and that her boyfriend held her down when she became violent. “Then she bit him on his face,” a report says.
Surprisingly, the boyfriend refused to write a statement or prosecute. But deputies charged the woman after her confession.