Man accused of biting Indian River County deputy's face on Halloween

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Cameron Macias (IRCSO)

A 24-year-old man is behind bars after biting a deputy's face on Halloween, the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said.

Cameron A. Macias is facing charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement office, criminal mischief, resisting arrest without violence and possession of marijuana under 20 grams.

On Oct. 31, two deputies were called to 73rd Place, where a woman told them her daughter, 23-year-old Amber Zeman, and Macias took off in a pickup truck with a broken window after fighting in her driveway, according to the sheriff's office. Zeman was also arrested later for disorderly conduct.

A deputy saw a white older model GMC pickup truck turn west onto County Road 510 from U.S. 1, according to the sheriff's office. A traffic stop was initiated, and Zeman and Macias got out of the truck.

While speaking with Zeman, Macias became argumentative with one of the deputies, the sheriff's office said. He tried to get control of Macias, but he became combative.

The deputy then tackled Macias to the ground and while on the ground, he yelled that Macias was biting him, according to the sheriff's office. The left side of the deputy's face "near his left eye appeared to be red and swollen." The deputy was also bleeding from the part of his eye that was swollen.

Cameron was booked into the Indian River County Jail, where he's being held without bond.