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Man's finger bitten off during fight, officers take him to jail.

Thompson was charged with aggravated assault. Thompson was charged with aggravated assault.
According to officers, an argument that started in a vehicle escalated to a physical fight in the front yard. According to officers, an argument that started in a vehicle escalated to a physical fight in the front yard.
Lt. Maurice Holmes with Thomasville Police Lt. Maurice Holmes with Thomasville Police
Neighbor Don West Neighbor Don West
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Part of a man's finger was bitten off during a fight, but he's the one who was sent to jail after it was over.

Thomasville Police responded to a triplex on East Clay Street Thursday afternoon in response to a fight.

According to officers, an argument that started in a vehicle escalated to a physical fight in the front yard.

Investigators said 49-year-old Harvey Thompson knocked 20-year-old Joshua Wiley to the ground and began punching and choking him.

Wiley subsequently bit off Thompson's finger to get him off of him.

Several witnesses told police that Thompson was the aggressor.

Don West, who has been living nearby on Clay Street for nearly 38 years, said he wasn't even phased when he saw blue lights lining the streets of his neighborhood.

"When I drove up, there were two people sitting on my walkway," West said. "Two policemen, and a fire truck, and the ambulance, and the investigator's car."

West said he was surprised that the injury was the worst thing that happened in the fight.

Thompson was rushed to the hospital emergency room, but was released late Thursday night.

"The victim was in imminent danger," said Lt. Maurice Holmes with Thomasville Police. "And just as any citizen or anyone in law enforcement, you have a right to defend yourself against serious bodily harm."

Thompson was later charged with aggravated assault and taken to jail.

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