It was after being read his Miranda rights that Russell admitted his intentions to police, according to court records.
Howard said it is unknown whether Russell or the victim were drunk but Russell admitted to police he had been drinking earlier that day.
Russell was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Wednesday after his arraignment yesterday at Newburyport District Court.
Considering the nature of the charges, Judge Allen Swan ordered a dangerousness hearing to determine whether granting Russell bail would pose a risk to society or his victim. According to court records, as he was being questioned by police, Russell admitted he wanted to bite the eye out of his victim.