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Dade City man accused of threatening and choking wife


Man accused of choking wife amid threats

A 28-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and accused of punching and choking his wife and threatening to string her up if she called the police. Dade City police arrested Samuel Hammett after his wife told them Hammett punched her in the face several times and threatened her with a knife when she tried to call 911, the report said. He then tried to strangle her after taking her cell phone. After he was taken in, authorities asked Hammett if he had killed anyone. "Not yet, but you never know what will happen tomorrow," Hammett said, according to the report. Hammett, who was charged with battery by strangulation, aggravated assault and threatening a witness, is at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $65,000 bail.


Elementary robbed of computers

Burglars broke into Hudson Elementary School sometime late Monday or early Tuesday, ransacking 12 portable classrooms and stealing about $15,800 in computer equipment, the Sheriff's Office reported. The stolen items included five laptop computers, three desktop computers and a digital camera. The school's plant manager arrived about 6 a.m. Tuesday to discover the padlocked chain on the school's fence had been cut, and the doors of the portable classrooms had been pried open. The storage cabinets, file cabinets and desk drawers in those classrooms had all been rifled.

Pasco deaths

Belanger, Remi

Burke, Harold L. "Hal"

Frettoloso, Michael Jr.

Gordon, Stephen E.

Gryfik, Katarzyna M.

LePage, Bryan T.

Licari, Miles S.

Mast, Carol

McCloskey, Edward J.

McManus, Edward F.

McMaster, Joseph

Stoller, Sidney "Papa Sid"

Wardlaw, Edith (Littell)

Wood, Lewis W.

Dade City man accused of threatening and choking wife 09/24/08 [Last modified: Friday, September 26, 2008 12:24pm]
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