Eddy County Officer Loses Finger After Courtroom Brawl

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

EDDY COUNTY, N.M. - An officer in Eddy County lost his finger after a courtroom brawl with a man on trial.

29-year-old Adrian Dagnino, a Mexican National, was on trial for sexual contact with a minor.

He got disruptive and the officer tried to get him under control.

It turned in to an all-out brawl and Dagnino bit down on the officer's pinky and ripped it off.

The officer was taken to a Carlsbad Hospital but they couldn't reattach his finger.