Police find part of man’s ear while investigating Asheville crime scene

Eric Griffin
Eric Griffin(Buncombe Co. Detention Center)
Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 4:40 PM EDT
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Asheville Police Department said part of a victim’s ear was found while they were investigating a crime scene early Wednesday morning.

Officers were called to an assault on Swannanoa Avenue around 1:30 a.m.

According to investigators, 51-year-old Eric Griffin attacked another man with a knife and cut off part of his ear. The victim was transported to Mission Hospital for a severe laceration.

Police found part of the victim’s ear while processing the scene and it was also transported to the hospital.

Griffin is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of cocaine.

The investigation into the assault remains active.