NEW INFO: Man Charged With Biting Off Other Man's Ear

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A Sampson County man is accused of biting another man's ear off Sunday night.

David Turner is in the Carteret County jail on a $25,000 bond. He's charged with felony maiming of the ear. He told dispatchers that he bit off his friend's ear "Mike Tyson style".

The victim. Laurie Fulcher, will have to undergo reconstructive ear surgery.

Deputies say the 25-year-old Turner and Fulcher were working together on a shrimp boat that was docked at Radio Island.

The 63-year-old victim told deputies he allowed Turner to stay on the boat, and the two men got into an argument. Deputies say Turner ended up biting off the man's lower portion of his ear.

On the 911 tape, Turner can be heard admitting to authorities that he bit his roommate's ear off, but that he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, is bi-polar and hasn't had his medicine in six months.


911 Call

Turner: Me and my roommate got into a fight and I got PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder

911: Uh huh...

Turner: And I got bipolar disorder.

911: Uh huh.

Turner: And I ain't been on my medication for six months.

911: Right.

Turner: And me and my roommate got into and I (unintelligible).

911: You bit his ear off?

Turner: Yeah, Mike Tyson style.

911: Mike Tyson style.


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  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Nov 4, 2009 at 06:20 PM
    I wonder did it taste like chicken?
  • by connie on Nov 3, 2009 at 05:49 PM
    The worst part of this isn't being told. This David jumped him from behind, jumped on his back and bit his ear off.
  • by Earl Location: WestVirginia on Nov 3, 2009 at 07:34 AM
    They say they taste better with a little bit of hot sauce.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Nov 3, 2009 at 05:06 AM
    whole new meaning to the verizon guy phrase, CAN YOU EAR ME NOW?
  • by Anonymous on Nov 2, 2009 at 05:39 PM
    Dude. Not cool. TAKE YOUR MEDS!! Not to mention gross.
  • by Melvin Location: Jacksonville on Nov 2, 2009 at 04:09 PM
    "Me and my roommate got into a fight,I got PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder,and I got bipolar disorder, and I haven't taken my meds for six months." Oh! give me a proverbial break.Like the police and 911 operator are supposed to say, "OK, we didn't know that, your free to go because you have a disability and that gives you a free get out of jail card." With the wonderful sentencing system that NC has he won't even spend time in jail because his court appointed attorney will plead that poor old little David has a boo boo and therefore isn't responsible for his actions. Society has to stop making excuses for scum like David and throw their dumb backsides in jail for a long, long time, meds or no meds the jerk is still responsible for his dumb carcass.
  • by KMJ Location: Lenoir Co on Nov 2, 2009 at 03:06 PM
    Nasty!
  • by Louie Location: NC on Nov 2, 2009 at 02:58 PM
    Hey Bro. Head On Down To Mickey D's And Get You A Happy Meal Next Time!
  • by Swain Location: Columbia on Nov 2, 2009 at 11:07 AM
    Mike Tyson much!
  • by Me Location: G-ville on Nov 2, 2009 at 10:55 AM
    LOL @ "J"... you better not do that rap at McDonalds... They'll have you locked up!
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