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Briefly: Gunman holds up St. Petersburg CVS for narcotics

Kuron L. Scott was freed on bail Saturday.

Kuron L. Scott was freed on bail Saturday.

St. Petersburg

Gunman holds up pharmacy for narcotics

A man robbed a CVS pharmacy at gunpoint just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday. St. Petersburg police said the white man with a black bandanna over his face used a small handgun during the robbery at 5400 Fourth St. N. The man left the store with an undisclosed amount of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, police said. Police were looking for the man, who fled in an orange or red Ford F-150 pickup with a toolbox in the back.

Tampa

Woman thrown from truck dies

A Tampa woman was ejected from a truck and killed when the driver hit another truck early Saturday morning, authorities said. Vickie Darlene Colonna, 44, was a passenger in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 35-year-old Kevin Smith of Andover, Mass., at 12:37 a.m. Saturday. Florida Highway Patrol officials said Smith was headed west at a high speed on Hillsborough Avenue behind a flatbed Dodge Ram. As he attempted to change lanes, Smith's truck struck the left rear of the truck ahead and sent both vehicles spinning, officials say. Smith's car flipped and ejected Colonna. Smith's injuries were minor, and 47-year-old Oscar Gonzalez, who drove the vehicle that was rear-ended, was not injured. Florida Highway Patrol officials said Sunday that the investigation was continuing.

PINELLAS PARK

Man arrested after a police chase

Kuron L. Scott led officers on a chase, tried to ram them with his vehicle and fled on foot early Saturday before he was arrested, police say. It started when Pinellas Park police tried to stop Scott, 29, of Jonesboro, Ga., in the area of Gateway Center Drive off U.S. 19 at 2:40 a.m. Authorities said he fled, running stop signs and red lights before turning north on U.S. 19. He turned on 49th Street and tried to ram officers, police said. Scott drove off the road, hit a fire hydrant and ran away before officers chased him down. Officials said that he was carrying narcotics and a firearm. No one was injured. Scott was arrested on charges of reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, possession of cocaine and marijuana and carrying a concealed firearm. Bail was set at $22,300 and Scott was released from jail later Saturday.

Times staff

Briefly: Gunman holds up St. Petersburg CVS for narcotics 04/20/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 21, 2008 4:54pm]
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