Domestic violence suspect bites 2 deputies, leaving 1 with severed finger, sheriff’s office says

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PORTLAND — A domestic violence suspect bit two deputies during a fight early Monday, leaving one of the deputies with a severed finger, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to an Aloha-area apartment complex on a report that Erik Rodriguez-Reyes was assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, the agency said in a news release. Rodriguez-Reyes and his father were later arrested. The girlfriend suffered minor injuries.

Several people were “uncooperative” when deputies showed up, and “started a physical confrontation” with the responders, according to the sheriff’s office. Rodriguez-Reyes bit two deputies during a fight, severing the tip of one of the deputies’ index fingers.

The injured deputy, who wasn’t publicly identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Deputies said Rodriguez-Reyes was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, two counts of assaulting a public safety officer, coercion, second-degree kidnapping, five counts of aggravated harassment, resisting arrest, and harassment.

His father, 42-year-old Francisco Rodriguez-Estrada, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of harassment and single counts of interfering with a peace officer and resisting arrest, according to the sheriff’s office.

Rodriguez-Reyes, 24, was shown on the Washington County Jail roster around 8:30 a.m. His father was not listed.

The fight unfolded at the Belleau Woods apartment complex. Deputies initially responded there shortly after 2:45 a.m.