POLICE: Man who says he's HIV-positive charged with assault after biting victim at Fourth Street Live
Louisville Metro Police say they've charged a man who says he is HIV-positive with first degree assault after he bit a man during a fight at Fourth Street Live.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've charged a man who says he is HIV-positive with first degree assault after he bit a man during a fight at Fourth Street Live.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place on Friday night.
Police say 35-year-old William Ditsch had been asked to leave the area, but returned. According to the arrest report, Ditsch hit the victim -- another man -- in the back of the head.
The pair began to struggle, and fell to the ground. That's when, police say, Ditsch bit the victim on the arm, "causing the skin to break."
Police say Ditsch told them he is HIV-positive -- and that he had HIV medications on his person. His actions, "caused a risk of death or serious physical injury" to the victim, should he contract the virus, according to the police report.
As officers tried to arrest him, Ditsch allegedly resisted, refusing to follow commands. At one point, he allegedly put his hand under his body, near his waistband, causing officers to think he may be armed.
He was eventually taken into custody. He is charged with first degree assault, first degree wanton endangerment, third degree criminal trespassing and resisting arrest, according to the arrest report.
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