Man arrested after fight involving pepper spray

Dorian Darel Hemby (Photo provided by the Newport News Police Department)
Dorian Darel Hemby (Photo provided by the Newport News Police Department)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Virginia Beach man is facing several charges after a fight with a former girlfriend.

Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department said 31-year-old Dorian Hemby went to a former girlfriend’s house to retrieve his belongings from the porch on Feb. 16. According to police, Hemby forced his way into the apartment and took away the victim’s phone to prevent her from calling police.

The two fought, and the victim sprayed Hemby in the face with pepper spray. McPherson said Hemby wiped the pepper spray off his face and onto the victim.

Hemby left the home, taking his property and the victim’s phone.

Hemby was arrested on Tuesday and charged with burglary, assault, petit larceny, assault with a caustic substance and preventing contact of emergency services.

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