Man-eater: Hall bitten by Oates

A Norwalk man remains behind bars, accused of nearly biting off neighbor's eyebrow.
Aaron Krause
Dec 13, 2012

A Norwalk man accused of nearly biting off his neighbor's eyebrow remains behind bars following Sunday's altercation.

Roger Oates, 48, of 13602 Arlington Road, and Ronald Mantz, 53, of 13319 Milliman Road, are charged with felony assault, resisting arrest and obstructing official business in connection with the incident.

According to an Erie County Sheriff's report, deputies were dispatched to Arlington Road for an assault complaint.

The victim, Scott Hall, reported he was bit above the eye by someone who had already left his residence.

Hall told police he was in the garage of his home watching football when Oates, who is his neighbor, and one of Oates' friends, Ronald Mantz, pulled into the driveway. Hall said he confronted the men in his driveway. Hall further said Oates became angry because he would not testify in court on his behalf over an underage consumption complaint.

Hall told deputies that Oates "almost immediately charged" at him in a "bull rush" fashion. Hall further advised Ronald had come around behind him and he "was taken to the ground by both subjects."

Hall said he was striking Roger while he was on the ground to defend himself. He also reported being struck by Oates and possibly Mantz. During the altercation, Hall said Oates bit him above the left eye, causing the injury to his head.

According to the deputies, "there was a significant cut to his left eyebrow region in the shape of a bite."

After the incident, the parties separated, and Oates and Mantz left the scene, heading toward Oates' residence. Hall told deputies Oates and Mantz were intoxicated.

Deputies then went to Oates' home at 13602 Arlington Road.

Deputy Justin Smith wrote in his report that as he rounded the corner to the back of the residence, he observed officers struggling with someone on the back porch. The person was later identified as Oates, according to the report.

He was "refusing to go to the ground and attempting to pull away from deputies. I deployed the Taser probes into Roger's abdomen area," Hall said. "Roger continued to struggle, at which time I applied a drive stun to his back and shoulder region in order for us to gain positive control of him. During the altercation, Ronald Mantz emerged from the residence and was also refusing our instruction to get on the ground. Ronald was belligerent and yelling. Ronald resisted Sgt. McGlothlin and Deputy Valdiff's efforts to place him in custody and was escorted to the ground, where he was finally handcuffed."

The suspects were taken to patrol cars.

"Both appeared to be highly intoxicated and continued to yell prior to us leaving the residence," Smith said. "I had North Central EMS respond to the scene and remove the Taser probes from Roger.

Both men were taken to the Erie County Jail.

Oates is in custody on a $50,000 bond while Mantz was released Tuesday after posting bond.

Comments

Estrella Damm

She's Gone, oh I, oh I.

Estrella Damm

I can't go for that, no no, no can do.

tmann4664

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Richard Cranium

Once a P.O.S., always a P.O.S. Some people never change.

goreflect

Wow… I think Roger has taken the “Vampire” movies to seriously! He gives new meaning to “taking a bit out of crime” LMAO! I remade this song for him!

He'll only come out at night
The lean and hungry type
Nothing is new, I've seen him here before
Watching and waiting
Ooh, he's sittin' with you but his eyes are on the door
So many have paid to see
What you think you're gettin' for free
The man is wild, a he-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar
Money's the matter
If you're in it for love, you ain't gonna get too far
(Oh-oh, here he comes) Watch out boy he'll chew your eyebrows up
(Oh-oh, here he comes) he's a eyebrow eater!!!
(Oh-oh, here he comes) Watch out boy he'll chew you up
(Oh-oh, here he comes) he's a Eyebrow eater!!
I know what he can do
He's deadly man, he could really rip eyebrows off
Mind over matter
Ooh, the beauty isn’t there but a beast is in his heart
(Oh-oh, here he comes) Watch out boy he'll chew your eyebrows up
(Oh-oh, here he comes) he's a eyebrow eater
(Oh-oh, here he comes) Watch out boy he'll chew your eyebrows up

(Oh-oh, here he comes) he's a eyebrow eater
Ooh,
(Oh-oh, here he comes) Here she comes, Watch out boy she'll chew you
up
(Whoa-oh, here he comes. Watch out) he's a eyebrow eater
(Oh-oh, here he comes. he's a eyebrow eater) Ooh, he'll chew you up
(Oh-oh, here he comes) Here he comes, he's a eyebrow eater
(Oh-oh, here he comes. Watch out) he'll only come out at night, ooh
(Oh-oh, here he comes) Here he comes, he's a eyebrow eater
(Oh-oh, here he comes. he's a eyebrow eater) The man is wild, woo
(Oh-oh, here he comes) Here he comes. Watch out boy, watch out boy
(Oh-oh, here he comes) Oh, watch out, watch out, watch out, watch
out
(Oh-oh, here he comes) Yeah, yeah, he's a maneater
(Oh-oh, here he comes. he's a maneater) he's watching and waiting,
ooh
(Oh-oh, here he comes) Oh, he's a maneater

truthbetold77

OMG LMAO!!!! THAT IS SOME FUNNY STUFF RIGHT THERE.. LOL!

goreflect

I’m thinking about patenting it! Calling a recording label… Making millions!! I figure if Gangnam Style can make millions and sing in front of the president – I should have no problem with “The Eyebrow Song”!

truthbetold77

HEY ITS WORTH A SHOT.. YOU SHOULD START REMAKING SONGS ABOUT ALL THE IDIOTS THAT WE SEE ON HERE LOL

goreflect

HEHE :)

JMOP

Omg....laughing so hard tears were falling out!!!!!

ArmyStrong

wowww thats imature

Uputwhatwhere7

No I didn't bite anybody! Blood? What blood? Nothing like the taste of eyebrow with some kiante and fava beans.

pittysakes

what a role model for his children.... ahhhhh

IXMNU

bet his kids feel like hiding under a rock. what a disgrace

Gordon Gekko

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hor mone

I cani't taste him.

TheGravyWhisperer

...when serving gourmet worthy dishes, most chefs agree "the first bite is with the eye." hmmm... not so in this case... however, compliments to all above for your perfect H&A lyric choices and to 'goreflect' for the song...

ferball14

No bath salts involved??

tmann4664

None needed, just add alcohol! Presto ! instant idiot like he has always been.

tmann4664

It's gonna be funny when he grabs a CCW carrier someday... Try biting their eyebrows with lead in your teeth..

TheGravyWhisperer

...SPOT ON tmann!!!...

R U Kidding me

sorry the song was also sang on the sandusky register and they say it was written by hall and oats

jack langhals

And a Merry Christmas To All !

44846GWP

Oates has been trash his whole life.

what the eff

Well...its official...ABC national news has it...Yahoo news has it..another black eye...or bloody eye for our area..thanks alot oates...ya really made your family proud

Brock Lee

hope he had his rabbis shots

sillyopinion

Its a shame that people get on here & make rude comments about someone that they dont know or think they knew many years ago. I am sure all you naysayers are completely perfect along with your perfect family...Why not think about the people involved- the children involved and hope something like this never happens to anyone in your family. I wish the best for all people involved in this tragedy

Uputwhatwhere7

Rude comments? Hey silly, he bit someone's eyebrow off! Can you see the picture?! He deserves everything coming to him'

hit the road jack

Not only that,he looks like something from an album cover in the eighties,punk rock,rap?

ROFLMAO

I don't think I'd mess with them boys.