NEW PORT RICHEY — A 20-year-old man went to jail Wednesday after admitting he bit an 11-month-old baby on the leg, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Dustin Edward Bell, of 9105 Paran St., told investigators it was a "play bite" that happened on April 13. But Bell's arrest report says the baby, whose relationship to Bell was not released, also suffered broken bones and a bruise on his forehead a few days later.
"When people would pick the baby up, the baby would scream," sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said.
Someone took the child to a pediatrician, who found the broken arm and collar bone and sent him to an emergency room. That's when deputies were called.
Bell, facing a simple child abuse charge, was being held at the Land O'Lakes jail on this and another unrelated charge. Doll said more charges in this case could be coming. "There may not have been enough evidence about how those other injuries occurred and who caused them for additional charges or more severe charges, but that's not to say that they might not be added later," he said.