Final suspect in '07 kidnapping, rape is arrested
Authorities have arrested the final suspect in a 2007 rape case in which a woman said she was held hostage for four days and raped at gunpoint by four men. The woman told deputies she was addicted to pain medication and went out to buy some on Jan. 11, 2007. At Armstrong Street and Sixth Avenue, she said, two men forced her from her car and into a nearby house, where the assault took place. On Jan. 14, she managed to escape to a hospital with the help of one of the men. Authorities arrested three suspects within weeks and said they were on the lookout for a fourth. On Thursday, they arrested Marcus Antwann Moody, 25, of 40231 Lynbrook Drive in Zephyrhills. He was being held Friday on a charge of sexual battery in lieu of $100,000 bail. The other three suspects are identified as Ernest "Train" Oliver, 56, of Zephyrhills, charged with two counts of sexual battery and kidnapping; Alonzo "Slow" Norton, 35, charged with four counts of sexual battery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping; and Jerome "Dread" Harrison, 40, of Dade City, charged with two counts of sexual battery with a deadly weapon, grand theft auto and kidnapping. All three have been released on bail.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Deputy who had to go suspended
Kurt Hentschel went out drinking and dancing with a friend one night in September, and on the way home, got out of the car to relieve himself by the side of the road. Because Hentschel is a Pasco sheriff's deputy, as was the friend who was driving, his actions constituted conduct unbecoming a member of the Sheriff's Office, an internal review found. Hentschel, 25, was punished with a two-day suspension without pay and returned to regular duty on patrol. Deputy Jose Berrios, the driver, was fired. John Daniels, a Pinellas sheriff's sergeant who clocked Berrios driving 98 mph on Keystone Road, noted that both men appeared to have been drinking yet declined to write a speeding ticket or investigate for DUI. His supervisors punished him with a one-day suspension.
Deputies searching for pain pill thief
A thin man wearing blue jeans, a black leather jacket and a motorcycle helmet, black knit mask and goggles robbed a pharmacy just before noon Thursday with a silver handgun. Pointing the gun at a clerk, he jumped the counter of the Pharmacy Shoppe on Ashley Oaks Circle and held out a shopping bag, demanding the addictive painkiller Oxycontin, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. He got away with an undisclosed amount, and no one was injured. Now deputies are looking for help nabbing the suspect, who had a large earring in his right ear. Video from the surveillance camera is available at links.tampabay.com. Anyone with any information about the suspect or robbery is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 1-800-854-2862.