Officials: Man bit off girlfriend's ear

Luther Whittington (Image courtesy Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)
October 14, 2013 9:28:34 AM PDT
Cumberland County 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 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 black hair and brown eyes. He wears his hair in long dreadlocks.  Whittington 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.

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