By: Sarah Weiss
A pregnant woman bit a portion of the finger of her boyfriend during a violent confrontation at his home in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, according to Hillsborough County deputies.
The two had an argument that turned physical shortly before 6:00 pm in an apartment on Hensel Lane.
According to the sheriff's statement, the boyfriend, 22 years old, Reginald Gefferie, armed himself with a knife and pointed it at 22 year of old, Junie Dieujuste while in the bathroom.
The fighting continued into the bedroom, where Gefferie blocked the door with a closet.
"The defendant grabbed the victim by the neck with one hand pushed her against the wall and hit her in the face," according to the police documents.
At that time, Dieujuste bit off the tip of the middle finger on his right hand in self defense.
Dieujuste was taken to a Florida Hospital with lacerations on her forehead and bruises.
Gefferie and "the tip of his finger," were taken to Tampa General Hospital. He was later transferred to the East Road Jail for booking. He is charged with aggravated assault on a pregnant woman and false imprisonment.
Deputies say Gefferie and Dieujuste have been together for five years and have a child together.