Mark Wells, 51, of Biloxi, Mississippi, is accused of getting into an altercation with his playing partner after a round of golf and then going on to bite off the other man’s nose in a casino parking lot later in the day.
Wells was charged with felony mayhem but walked out of jail within an hour of booking after paying 10 percent of his $50,000 bond, WXXV-TV reported.
According to the station, the nose was not found at the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital.
According to the Biloxi Sun Herald, Wells faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of the felony, which state law defines as a premeditated “crime committed with the intent to kill in which the suspect mutilates, disfigures, disables, or destroys someone’s tongue, eye, lip, nose, limb or another body part.”