A man is in Centre County Correctional Facility charged with harassment and two counts of simple assault after a reportedly biting his girlfriend Sunday, State College police said.
State College police arrived at North Atherton Street and Hillcrest Avenue about 1:35 a.m. and Ferguson Township police were also on scene.
The woman told police she was in a car with George Wallace-Lewis, 23, of South Orange, N.J., when an argument broke out.
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They pulled over and both exited the car, police said. The woman told police Wallace-Lewis grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the ground, police said. She also said he bit her right arm through her coat, and police said there was a large, visible bite mark on her arm. Wallace-Lewis was found to be intoxicated, police said.
Police said Wallace-Lewis also has a local address. He previously faced similar charges in Centre County.
He was charged with disorderly conduct for fighting and simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief in two separate incidents in 2012, according to court documents. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and the harassment charge, according to the documents.
He is held in the county prison on $50,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.