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Charges dropping in Largo stalking case


Charges dropped in stalking case

Charges were dropped Thursday against a Largo woman accused of stalking her ex-boyfriend over the phone and through text messages.

On June 1, sheriff's deputies arrested Demetria Jones, 41, after her ex-boyfriend, Letrod Redding, reported that she had sent him more than 300 threatening text messages. They had been broken up for six weeks, he said.

Redding claimed Jones threatened to damage his home and his car, and told him that she hoped he had "a black suit and life insurance," according to an arrest report.

But prosecutors determined there wasn't enough evidence to support the stalking charge. "It was all just thrown out, because my ex had no proof," Jones said Friday. "All of this was a mutual thing. I wasn't stalking. He was the one text-messaging me."

Everyone is invited to Family Fishing Fun Day

A Family Fishing Fun Day will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Walsingham Park, 12615 102nd Ave. N, Largo.

The event is free for children ages 14 and younger. There will be prizes for first fish, largest fish, second-largest fish, third-largest fish, smallest fish and multiple catches.

Poles and bait will be provided. Meet at shelter No. 3. For more information, call Lee Walters of Kiwanis Club of Seminole Breakfast at (727) 319-8343.

Clean out closets with community garage sale

Registration has begun for the Southwest Community Garage Sale on Aug. 21. Clear out your closets and make some money. The center's staff will set up and clean up. Cost: $9 per table. Call (727) 518-3125.

Lifeguard Games will take place Sunday

The Aquatics Division of Largo's Recreation, Parks and Arts Department will be participating in the third annual Pinellas Aquatics Council Lifeguard Games on Sunday at Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road.

The event begins with team competition at 1 p.m. Area teams that have confirmed participation represent Clearwater, Lakeland, Largo, St. Petersburg and Tampa. For more information, visit www.pinellas or contact Mark Abdo at (727) 518-3128.

Charges dropping in Largo stalking case 08/03/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 4:41pm]
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