Man accused of exposure, biting officer

A 40-year-old man is accused of exposing himself, biting a police officer and using a racial slur in downtown Oak Harbor early in the morning of March 2, according to court documents.

Prosecutors charged Donovan M. Romanosky of Oak Harbor in Island County Superior Court March 5 with assault in the third degree and indecent exposure.

A patron at Off the Hook bar reported that Romanosky pulled down his pants and exposed his penis to her and other customers. She said she was disgusted and scared because he was speaking unintelligibly and appeared intoxicated, according to a police report on the incident.

An employee at the bar later called police because Romanosky was acting disorderly. An officer who responded escorted Romanosky outside the bar, but he refused to leave the area. He took off his shirt and threw money and his ID on the ground.

Romanosky tried to go back into the bar and resisted arrested after another officer arrived. He bit the officer on the arm, swore and used a racial epithet. Two state troopers arrived and the four officers were able to get control of Romanosky, who was taken to the jail.

Two officers reported that they had dealt with Romanosky on a disorderly call the night before.

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