July 3, 2009

Police: Man bit wife during dog argument

A 51-year-old man bit his wife during an argument about custody of a dog, police in suburban Chicago said.

Donald Paul, 51, of St. Charles, was arrested and charged with battery Wednesday evening after he allegedly bit his wife and threw her cell phone to the ground when she tried to call for help, the Kane County (Ill.) Chronicle reported Friday.

St. Charles police spokesman Paul McCurtain said the couple had been arguing in a parked minivan about who would care for their dog.

He allegedly bit his wife on the left wrist in an attempt to get the dog from her, McCurtain said. The woman's injuries did not require treatment at a hospital.

Paul was charged with two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery along with one felony count of aggravated battery in a public way.