New Castle man faces prison time for biting incident

A New Castle man was arrested in a bar fight in which witnesses say he bit another man’s ear.  32-year-old Josh Wade Helton is could face up to eight years in prison if he’s convicted on a charge of battery resulting in serious bodily injury.  Authorities say Helton and his girlfriend had been in an argument when they went to Scotter’s Bar and Grill.  That’s when 45-year-old Tommy Cross tried to intervene between the two and Helton jumped onto Cross’ back and bit his ear.