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Briefs: All four teens post bail in assault of classmate

Tampa

All 4 teens post bail in assault of classmate

All four teens charged with sexually assaulting a Walker Middle School student are out of jail, according to Hills­borough booking records. Diemante J. Roberts, 15, was the last to be released. He got out Friday morning on $15,000 bail. Lee Louis Myers, 14, and Raymond A. Price-Murray, 14, were released Thursday. The three will have to wear electronic ankle monitors while under house arrest. A fourth suspect, Randall John Moye III, 14, was released Wednesday night. Moye is exempt from wearing a monitor because he lives with his father in Lake County. A tracking device will be required if he moved back to Hillsborough. Prosecutors say the teens used a hockey stick and broom handle to sexually assault their 13-year-old flag football teammate. On Wednesday, they surrendered to face adult charges and pleaded not guilty to four counts each of sexual battery.

St. Petersburg

Police seek leads in abduction case

Detectives have spent days investigating a 12-year-old's story that he saw a young woman screaming for help as she was pulled into a man's car against her will on Tuesday evening. But so far they have no information and no leads. Now they're turning to the public for help. The incident reportedly took place at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Shores apartment complex at 116th Avenue N and Fourth Street N. The girl is described as a white female age 16 to 18, about 5 feet 1 to 5 feet 3 with a thin build and long, straight hair to her shoulders. She was wearing a yellow spaghetti-strap shirt and a dark skirt. The driver is described as a white male, age 30 to 40, about 5 feet 6 and 200 pounds, with a muscular build and hairy arms, close-cropped hair, a mustache and beard. The vehicle was a gold, two-door coupe with dark, purple-tinted windows, silver rims, a loud engine and a stripe of tint going across the top of the windshield. Detectives aren't sure a crime even occurred, but are investigating. Anyone with information should call police at (727) 893-7780 or text (727) 420-8911.

Tampa

Murder-suicide victims named

Nearly a week after a murder-suicide left a Carrollwood couple dead, deputies have reached their next of kin in Korea and released their names. Eun Joo Choi, 37, was found dead in her home Sunday at 15023 Arbor Reserve Circle. Deputies say she was shot twice by her estranged husband, Suk Youn Choi, 44, who then drove to a shopping center parking lot, where he killed himself using the same 9 mm gun, spokesman J.D. Callaway said. The couple were divorcing.

Brooksville

Students to pay for campus graffiti

Four students who sprayed the Hernando High School campus with profanity-laced graffiti last month will pay restitution of about $5,000, and three of them could wind up at an alternate school next year.

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