A Crystal River woman was arrested for biting off part of the lip of the woman who was babysitting her child during an argument after she got home.

Deputies identified Megan Marie Jones, 31, was intoxicated when she returned home just before midnight and began yelling her at two-year-old son for crying. During the fight, Jones bit off a portion of the woman’s lip.

Megan Marie Jones
Megan Marie Jones

Deputies said the babysitter confronted the Jones in the room, trying to stop her from screaming at the child and the argument escalated. The argument turned physical and Jones, while holding the baby, began to attack the 55-year-old woman, biting the woman’s lip and hitting her, according to police.

The victim fought back and deputies said they ended up on the ground fighting while Jones was still holding the child.

The child was not hurt, but the woman, who was not identified by deputies, was missing about a quarter of an inch of her lower lip. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

According to the arrest documents, a witness took video of the incident, surrendering it to deputies, who arrested Jones on charges of child neglect and felony battery.

She’s being held in the Citrus County Jail without bond. The child is in the care of his grandparents.

The case is being treated as domestic, but the relationship between Jones and the caregiver was not clear.