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Dade City man battered his infant son's mother, Pasco County deputies say


Man battered son's mother, report says

A 37-year-old man was charged Sunday with simple battery after authorities said he took his son's mother's keys and pushed her, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

About 8 p.m., Timothy Darrell Blankenship began arguing outside his home with Elizabeth Kolodziej, 23, who is the mother of his infant son, the report said.

During the argument, Blankenship took Kolodziej's keys from her car and refused to let her leave with the baby, the report said. He pushed Kolodziej against the side of her car, which was parked in the driveway, and grabbed her left arm, the report said. Kolodziej slapped Blankenship and tried to leave, the report said.

Blankenship, of 15134 Pinellas Ave., was arrested and taken to the Land O'Lakes jail. He was released on $1,000 bail.

Blankenship told authorities he took Kolodziej's keys because she had consumed four beers and he didn't want her to drive, the report said. Blankenship also said Kolodziej had been physical with him, telling authorities that "she dragged me all over the driveway," although deputies found no injuries on him.


Deputies: Dad tried to force car off road

A 24-year-old man was arrested Sunday after authorities said he tried to run the mother of his children off the road, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. About 3 p.m., Steven John Larson was driving north on U.S. 19 when he struck the back of the car driven by Sarah Simmons, the report said. Simmons is pregnant and is the mother of Larson's 2-year-old son, the report said.

Authorities say Larson was trying to force Simmons and their son off the road.

Simmons, 24, pulled into a Wendy's at 12011 U.S. 19 and called deputies. Larson, of 17324 Ridgeline Trail, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and child abuse and was being held in lieu of $2,000 bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.

Dade City man battered his infant son's mother, Pasco County deputies say 04/06/09 [Last modified: Monday, April 6, 2009 9:32pm]
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