Local resident is facing felony charges after he allegedly bit off a hospital employee’s finger

Casper, WY – According to the police officials, his name is Andrew B. Barrett and he is charged with a single count of aggravated assault. Barrett made his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

According to the court documents, if convicted, Barrett faces up to 10 years behind bars, $10,000 in fines or both.

Police officers responded to a call at the Wyoming Medical Center around 10 p.m. Sunday night. When the first officer arrived at the hospital, they saw a trail of blood leading out of a room. Immediately after, he was informed that the suspect bit the finger off a security officer.

Hospital employees said that Barrett was attempting to eat the stuffing from the inside of a pillow. When they took the pillow away, Barrett became combative. During the struggle, the hospital employee lost their grip on Barrett, who then reportedly bit the index finger of the security guard’s hand. The tip of the guard’s finger was bitten off at that point.

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