CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A southwest Idaho man accused of biting off part of a woman's ear has been charged with mayhem and domestic battery with traumatic injury.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports ( in a story on Tuesday that Jose Castro was taken into custody Saturday.

Caldwell Police responding to a report of domestic battery say they found a woman standing in a front yard holding the side of her head. She told police Castro bit off her ear.

Police say the woman's ear had a piece missing and they located it in a bedroom. The woman was transported to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

Castro on Tuesday remained jailed in the Canyon County Detention.