A Yelm man who was arrested Tuesday after allegedly biting off part of his stepson’s nose has posted bail, court papers state.
Scott Anthony Newhouse, 33, was released Wednesday from the Thurston County Jail after posting $750 bail.
Also according to court papers:
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Seventh Avenue and Old Pacific Highway after a caller told a dispatcher that a man was covered in blood. When deputies arrived, the man said his stepfather had assaulted him. The man had several injuries to his face and was missing part of his nose, apparently the result of a bite.
The man told deputies and he and his stepfather were working in Lakewood and stopped for drinks after work. He said that because Newhouse had consumed alcohol, he was unable to drive because of an ignition interlock device in his vehicle. Newhouse’s stepson said he was able to start the vehicle, and they left for home.
The stepson said that during the journey home, he stopped the vehicle on Mounts Road, Newhouse exited the vehicle, and he subsequently “started sliding around on the snow and ice.” The stepson yelled at Newhouse to get back in the vehicle. This apparently upset Newhouse, and he assaulted his stepson, both while getting into the vehicle and during the drive home.
The stepson told deputies that during the fight, Newhouse bit him “in the nose area causing a portion of his nose to come off.”
The stepson exited the vehicle at Seventh Avenue and Old Pacific Highway. He was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital for treatment. Deputies arrested Newhouse on suspicion of second-degree assault.
A no-contact order has been entered into the court record to keep Newhouse away from his stepson.
Reached by telephone Friday, Newhouse said, “I have no comment on anything right now.”