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Riverview man accused of breaking dog's leg during domestic brawl

RIVERVIEW — A man accused of breaking a dog's leg during an argument with his girlfriend was arrested early Wednesday, nearly a week after a warrant was issued.

Dorrell Maxwell Webb, 39, and Lorisa Bass, 45, got into an argument Nov. 5 at 10860 Hoffner Edge Drive over their relationship. Bass, fearing for her safety, ran to her car and got in, deputies said. But before she could take off, Webb broke the key while yanking it from the ignition.

Bass tried to call 911 with her cell phone, but Webb grabbed it and shattered it on the ground, deputies said. When Bass tried to leave in another car, Webb popped the hood and disabled it.

When Bass came up and closed the hood, Bass grabbed her 12-year-old terrier, Queen, and threatened to break its neck, deputies said. He then slammed Queen against the driveway, fracturing a leg in two places, deputies said.

Bass ran inside to call 911, but Webb ripped the phone out of the wall, authorities said. When she told Webb she made a call for help before he broke the phone, he left.

Since then, Webb has stopped by the home without permission, deputies said.

The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for Webb and he was arrested just after midnight at an apartment complex at 112th Avenue and 22nd Street N.

Bass was granted a domestic violence injunction against Webb in August 2009, effective for two years, county records show. In June, she was granted a permanent injunction.

Webb has been arrested in Florida 17 times, including on several domestic battery charges, state records show. In 2010, he was sentenced to 10 months in jail for domestic battery by choking, records say.

Webb now faces domestic battery, animal cruelty and stalking charges. He was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail, where he remained Wednesday morning without bail.

Times news researcher John Martin contributed to this report. Laura C. Morel can be reached at (813)226-3386, or lmorel@tampabay.com.

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