A Texas officer had part of his ear bitten off during a traffic stop on Friday that turned violent, a report said.

The suspect was identified as Christopher Rogers, 45. He was charged with assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and driving while intoxicated, The Dallas Morning News reported.

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A Denton police spokesman told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Rogers was uncooperative and refused to exit the vehicle. He allegedly punched an officer and continued to fight the officers once outside of the vehicle.

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The officer was not identified but is recovering at home. The Morning News reported that Rogers was booked into the Denton city jail and is no longer there.


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