Officials: Man bit off girlfriend's ear

Luther Whittington (Image courtesy Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

October 14, 2013 11:14:21 AM PDT
North Carolina authorities are searching for a registered sex offender after they say he beat a woman and bit off her right ear.

Deputies say 31-year old Luther Paul Whittington, Jr. of Fayetteville, North Carolina allegedly beat and kicked his girlfriend before maiming her.

Whittington is wanted on charges of maiming, first degree burglary, assault on a female, assault on a child, and assault inflicting serious injury in the presence of a minor.

The victim told investigators she and her two young daughters were in their home Friday night when Whittington broke into the home via a living room window. The victim and her daughters ran to hide in a bathroom when Whittington found them.

Whittington allegedly beat, kicked and punched the woman as her children watched and tried to help their mother.

Whittington is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes. He wears his hair in long dreadlocks. Whittington is 5'10" tall and weighs 145 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right arm with the name "TIKA" printed on it.  

He is believed to be driving a 1991 blue four-door Honda Accord.

If you know of Whittington's whereabouts, please do not approach him.  Contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at (910) 323-1500.

This story was reported by WTVD-TV, KTRK's sister station in North Carolina.

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