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Police: man punched, bit girlfriend during fight

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Utica man is facing charges after police say he punched, bit and pulled hair out of the head of his girlfriend.

According to Utica Police, Akii Lockwood, 33, of Utica is charged with harassment and first-degree criminal contempt. His girlfriend told police that she and Lockwood got into a fight at a residence on Blandina Street when Lockwood began punching her. She said she tried to defend herself, which prompted Lockwood to bite her back and pull her hair out of her head. The victim escaped and called police.

Authorities said there is an order of protection against Lockwood.

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