Police: Man wanted for biting victim in Mt. Shasta domestic assault

Police in Mt. Shasta are looking for a man suspected of biting a woman on the lip during an argument.

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 11:20 AM
Updated: Aug 9, 2019 11:23 AM

MT. SHASTA, Calif. — Officers are looking for a man believed to have bit a woman on the face during a domestic assault, according to the Mt. Shasta Police Department.

Just before 3:30 a.m. on Friday morning, a police officer responded to a call for a fall victim at a house on Ivy Street in Mt. Shasta. The officer arrived minutes later and found a woman at the door bleeding from a "significant injury" to her lip.

"The victim stated she had been attacked by [the suspect] after an argument," Mt. Shasta Police said.

An ambulance brought the victim to the hospital for medical treatment.

The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Richard "Richie" Steven Iles had fled the area before the officer arrived. He is described as being roughly 6' and 160 pounds, with blond, chest-length dreadlocked hair and a beard.

"He has a history of living homeless and is believed to be driving a 1997 green Dodge Caravan Town and Country with Oregon plate of 714LFJ," Mt. Shasta Police said. "He is known to frequent Ashland, Oregon."

If Iles is found in California, police say they have probable cause to arrest him. An out-of-state warrant is still pending. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Mt. Shasta Police Department at (530) 926-7540.

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