Knoxville man accused of biting officer, exposing him to HIV
A Knoxville man was charged with criminal exposure of HIV after allegedly biting a police officer.
Court documents show officers were responding to a disturbance call on March 7 when they encountered X.
X reportedly became agitated when officers arrived and attempted to punch them.
While an officer was attempting to place X in handcuffs, he allegedly bit the officer’s arm tearing through two layers of clothing and breaking the skin.
According to police, X is positive for HIV and was aware of that.
X was charged with criminal exposure to HIV, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest.