LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces authorities are holding a woman after police say she bit off her boyfriend's lower lip during a heated argument.
Police were called to a motel Sunday night and found a 35-year-old man with a bloody face and a missing lower lip.
The police department says officers found the man's lip on the ground, put it on ice and transported it with the victim to the hospital.
Although the victim's injuries are described as severe they are not believed to be life-threatening.
Police arrested 26-year-old Aurelia Lorena Reyes Monday on one count of aggravated battery. She was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center and is being held on $10,000 bond.