CNN has attempted to reach Wedgeworth for comment.
Police responded to the incident and found the man bleeding from his mouth and missing about 1 inch of his tongue, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
“I believe this is the first case of this nature in my 27 years in the prosecutor’s office,” Smith said in the statement.
Police were able to recover the man’s tongue in his apartment bedroom. He was transported to an area hospital and Wedgeworth was taken into custody without further incident, the prosecutors office said.
There was no immediate word of the man’s condition.
Wedgeworth was charged with aggravated assault, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
A pre-trial conference is scheduled for February 19.