Woman arraigned on charges for biting assault incident
A woman was arraigned in Josephine County Circuit Court Friday on charges that allege she bit and attacked a man who was giving her a ride.
Public Safety officers responded to the incident that occurred at approximately 7:52 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Redwood Avenue and Waterstone where Jake Forest was giving 45-year-old Julie Michelle Kost a ride. According to a probable cause affidavit filed in court, Kost became upset at Forest, grabbed the steering wheel and attempted to steer the car into oncoming traffic. Forest managed to regain control and stop the vehicle when Kost bit his shoulder and both ears, hit him in the face with an AC adaptor, broke his glasses and was in the process of dragging him out of the car when a witness intervened.
Forest received substantial pain and injury and required treatment at the hospital.
Kost is charged with second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and unlawful use of a weapon and is lodged in jail on $100,000 bail.