Man Accused of Biting Off Deputy’s Finger


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By Aaron Barker

ANDERSON, South Carolina (WHNS) — A Simpsonville man is accused of biting off an Anderson County deputy’s finger during an altercation at a bar Friday night.

According to an incident report, the off-duty deputy, identified as 57-year-old Andrew Hyslop, was working security at a bar on North Main Street, when some waitresses told him that a patron, identified as 34-year-old Brian Gilbert, was inappropriately touching them.

According to the report, Hyslop approached Gilbert, identified himself as a deputy and told him to pay his bill and leave. Gilbert began arguing with other people at the bar before walking outside where he charged at Hyslop, according to the report. Hyslop tried to dodge Gilbert, who then bit off Hyslop’s left pinky finger, according to the report.

Several people who witnessed the altercation held Gilbert down until Anderson police arrived, according to the report.

The report described Gilbert as grossly intoxicated.

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