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Golfer accused of biting off man's nose in argument over game, police say

WAPT Jackson 12/1/2022 Angela Williams
mark wells © Bay St. Louis Police Dept./Facebook mark wells

An argument over a golf game ended with one of the golfers biting off the nose of another golfer in the parking lot of a Bay St. Louis casino, according to police.

The incident was reported at about 9:30 p.m. Monday outside the Hollywood Casino.

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"Officers learned that prior to the act of mayhem by Wells, an argument had started regarding a golf game played at the neighboring Bridges Golf Course," Bay St. Louis police said in a news release. "The argument continued throughout the day amongst several of the golf participants until it culminated in the casino parking lot."

Mark Curtis Wells left the scene in a Tesla, but later surrendered to police.

The 51-year-old was released from jail after paying $5,000 bail. Police said he faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of the felony mayhem charge.

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