The attacker, James W. Worthington. Image courtesy patch.com
Fairlie & Lippy is representing the victim in a savage attack that occurred at the Green Parrot bar in Newtown shortly after midnight on Tuesday, March 18. The attacker knocked our client to the ground, got on top of him, and then bit his entire ear off. With the permission of our client, we are seeking witnesses who saw the incident. The attacker was 23 year-old James W. Worthington, a Newtown Athletic Club employee. We are also following up on a witness report that Mr. Worthington has bitten at least one other person in a prior, similar attack. In each case it is alleged that he bit the person and then immediately fled. Worthington has been charged with aggravated assault, a first degree felony. It has also been reported that he was in the Green Parrot wearing a suit on the night of the biting attack because he had just come from being arraigned on charges of possession of steroids before The Honorable Donald Nasshorn in Newtown. Apparently he was also arrested for an attack on his girlfriend within just a couple weeks of this incident. If you or someone you know has any information about this incident, about James W. Worthington, or about other violent incidents involving Mr. Worthington biting or assaulting other people, please contact us.
Update May 1, 2014: Please contact us if you saw any other arguments or altercations involving Mr. Worthington and anyone earlier in the night of this incident at the Green Parrot.