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Police: Man Hit, Bit Victim, Poked Him in Eye

The Bridgeton man was charged with third-degree assault.

A Bridgeton man faces criminal charged after police said he punched, bit and poked another man in the eye Aug. 15 in St. Charles County.

Benjamin L. Rausch, 30, of the 11800 block of Majella in Bridgeton, was charged Thursday with third-degree assault.

A deputy said Rausch assaulted the victim in the first block of Toelle Drive near .

According to the report, Rausch bit the victim in the head, drawing blood; poked him in the eye; bit him in the ear, drawing blood; and punched the victim. The victim told police that during the assault, Rausch said he would kill him and bury him.

Bond was set at $3,000.

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