For Immediate Release
Contact: Kendall Holcomb
775-328-3223 (o); 775.710.9945(c)
Jermaine Means has been found guilty of Domestic Battery Causing Substantial Bodily Harm, following a two-day jury trial.
Reno Police officers responded to a local motel on March 23rd of this year, after receiving a call of someone being injured. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 53-year-old woman with a large wound above her eye, revealing what appeared to be muscle and part of her skull.
The victim told police she and Means were dating at the time, and the two got into an argument. The woman said that Means had attempted to hit her dog, leading to her grabbing him around the torso to stop him. Means then flipped her onto a bed and bit off her eyebrow as well as a large chunk of her face, skin, and muscle above her eye.
During the trial, Deputy District Attorney Brett Dieffenbach introduced expert-medical testimony regarding the intentional nature of the act and the amount of force needed to bite through someone’s skin and muscle, as well as the medical intervention needed to repair her injury.
Sentencing is set for October 18th, 2023 before the Honorable Judge Lynne Simons.