A bizarre assault case in Southwest Missouri involves biting, weapons, fists and a can of apple pie filling.

Prosecutors say Darrell Beetler of Springfield launched a four-hour long assault on his girlfriend after a disagreement about a tenant.

Beetler’s girlfriend says he punched her in the face, forced her to the floor and beat her with a can of apple pie filling.

She says Beetler also bit her nose and poked her with a small pocket knife before asking his 15-year-old son to get a bigger knife and load a gun that was in the home. The son returned with a rifle, beginning what would be a four-hour long assault and several death threats.

She says when Beetler let go of her to vomit, she was able to get away and call 9-11.

Police say she suffered several cuts and bruises, and that she needed six stiches to close the bite wound.