Denison Police said a couple’s argument ended in violence over the weekend after a woman reportedly bit her boyfriend’s hand, leaving him with minor injuries.


Lt. Mike Eppler said officers responded to the 1600 block of West Bond Street shortly after 9:15 p.m. last Saturday, after emergency dispatchers were notified of a domestic disturbance in the area. Eppler said, to his knowledge, the boyfriend and girlfriend had engaged in a verbal argument, but the altercation escalated when the woman attempted to drive away.


“She went to leave and he was trying to get the keys out of the ignition,” Eppler said. “She then reportedly bit him on the hand to stop him and, after that, she left the scene.”


Eppler said it was unclear whether the man received medical treatment, but his injuries, as reported, did not appear serious.


No arrest had been made in the case as of Wednesday, but Eppler said the matter would be referred to the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office for further consideration of criminal charges. Eppler said investigators had identified the woman involved and she could face a possible family violence assault charge.


The Denison Police lieutenant encouraged anyone involved in a domestic dispute to remain calm and avoid physical conflict.


“If it looks like the situation is getting out of hand, just get out of there,” Eppler said. “Don’t stick around and wait for it to escalate.”