On July 4, a violent altercation erupted in Callaway, Florida, leading to the arrest of two women, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred at a house neighboring a large Independence Day party hosted by unsupervised minors. As the party extended past midnight, a brawl involving several men broke out on the lawn, the cause of which remains unclear.
Macy Regan, a 23-year-old resident of the neighboring house, was leaving the party when she was confronted by 18-year-old Dixie Stiles and her 14-year-old cousin. Stiles accused Regan of stealing alcohol and vape pens from the party venue. The confrontation escalated when Regan, feeling threatened, brandished a 9mm handgun from her waistband.
Stiles reportedly challenged Regan, asking, “What are you going to do, shoot me?” before knocking the firearm away. This led to a physical fight between the two women in the street. During the altercation, both women allegedly resorted to biting, with Regan biting off part of Stiles’ ear and causing multiple bruises and lacerations. In retaliation, Stiles bit Regan on the arm, ripped out her earring, and caused several scrapes and bruises.
Stiles’ ear could not be reattached, according to the police report, which listed “missing half an ear” under the “scars” category. Following an investigation, both women were arrested. Regan was taken into custody on July 7, facing a felony charge of battery causing bodily harm. She was released the next day after posting a $7,500 bond. Stiles was arrested on July 10 and released on her own recognizance, charged with battery-touch or strike.
Both women have been issued no-contact orders and are scheduled for a hearing on August 7. Neither woman has entered a plea yet. The police investigation into the incident is ongoing.