BROCKTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- A brawl at a golf course lands one man in court. The suspect is accused of biting off part of another man's finger,
Derek Harkins of Brockton, MA appeared inside Plymouth District Court Monday to answer to charges of assault and battery, Mayhem, and disturbing the peace.
Reporters follow Derek Harkins As he leaves court, charged with #bitingoffthefinger of a fellow golfer at #Plymouth golf course Friday. Witnesses say Harkins was upset group ahead was playing too slow & that he smelled of alcohol & was acting like #madman when he attacked victim pic.twitter.com/dWK5CZYJlk— Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) August 20, 2018
Derek Harkins appeared in court w/a cut over his left eye. He's accused of biting off the fingertip of a fellow golfer at #SouthersMarshGolfCourse in #Plymouth. Harkins' group was upset group ahead of them was playing too slow. They confronted the group & a fight broke out.— Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) August 20, 2018
Police say two foursomes were on the 18th hole, at Southers Marsh Golf Club on Friday when the brawl started. According to Prosecutors, Harkins' and his group were upset that group ahead of them was playing too slow. They confronted the group & a fight broke out.
The victim is a 57 year old man from Marshfield, MA is not being identified. The man was transported to an area hospital, but doctors were not able to reattach the finger.
Harkins is free on bail and has been ordered to stay away from the victim and alcohol.
WBZ NewsRadio1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports.