Man accused of biting off woman’s nose charged with attempted murder

The man accused of biting off a woman’s nose last week is now facing charges of attempted murder, police said.

Christopher Brian Campbell, 39, of Lexington, is charged with attempted murder for an incident at a bar in Murrells Inlet on Feb. 8.

While sitting in the victim’s car, police said Campbell verbally expressed malice with intent to kill to the female victim before grabbing her around the neck and choking her, leaving bruises. The victim also suffered multiple bruises to her sides, back, shoulder, arms, face and neck, police said.

Campbell also bit off the victim’s nose, “leaving permanent disfigurement,” according to a police report.