South Dakota man accused of biting Minnesota jailer’s finger

Published 8:04 pm Monday, May 13, 2019

WORTHINGTON — Authorities said a man jailed in Worthington bit the finger of a corrections officer after the two of them scuffled inside his cell.

According to a press release, 38-year-old Nicholas Bryson, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is charged with felony fourth-degree assault of a corrections officer.

The complaint said corrections staff entered Bryson’s cell Wednesday after he was uncooperative about moving to another jail pod. Authorities said Bryson pushed one of the corrections officers to the floor, where the two of them wrestled. The jailer was getting up when Bryson allegedly bit through the officer’s glove.

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The officer was treated for a bite wound and knee pain from the altercation.

Court documents do not list an attorney for Bryson.