DA: Man didn't just kick partner when he was down - he bit off part of his nose as well

A Swampscott man allegedly expressed his frustrations at a partner pulling out of a business venture by knocking him to the ground outside a Revere restaurant, kicking him and then tearing a chunk of his nose off with his teeth, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Kenneth Michaud, 41, was arraigned today on charges of mayhem, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to kill for the May 2 incident outside Renzo Brick Oven Pizzeria on Revere Beach Boulevard, the DA's office says. Chelsea District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes released Michaud on personal recognizance.

According to the DA's office, the two men met at the restaurant to discuss the victim's decision to end his deal with Michaud:

The conversation became heated, and they eventually left shortly before 11:00. Once outside, Michaud allegedly attacked the victim, striking him in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground, and kicking him. Michaud allegedly claimed to be a member of the Hell’s Angels and threatened to kill the victim. At one point, while the victim was on the ground, Michaud began to bite the man on the face, tearing part of his nose off. The victim was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and, later, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for treatment.

The Lynn Daily Item reports that Michaud retired from the Essex County Sheriff's Department last fall after 20 years as a corrections officer.

Innocent, etc.