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Hernando man accused in Hudson home invasion

Authorities arrested a third person Wednesday in connection with a May home invasion in which burglars held guns to the heads of two young children. Lamont "Montana" Gaynor, 20, of Brooksville was accused of grabbing an 18-month-old girl and holding her at gunpoint, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Gaynor and two other suspects, Devin Lamm, 22, and Nicholas Bernhardt, 19, then forced the residents of the home into a bedroom, the report said. No one was hurt, and the suspects fled with $100 in cash. A witness picked Gaynor's picture out of a group of photos, the report said. Gaynor was charged with home invasion robbery with a weapon, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and false imprisonment. He is being held at the Land O'Lakes jail on $60,000 bail.

Mom of ill toddler has two requests

In addition to all the prayers and well wishes for her 2-year-old son with cancer, Melissa Deschaine needs two things: a video camera and a laptop computer. Nothing fancy, just something used and affordable. She wants to record the time she spends with her son Devin and keep in touch with out-of-state family members while she and her son are at the hospital for his treatments. Deschaine, 20, advertised on Craigslist this week hoping to buy those items. Devin began chemotherapy last month at All Children's Hospital for the most severe stage of neuroblastoma, which has caused tumors throughout his body. Deschaine can be reached at (727) 326-3077.

NEW PORT RICHEY

DNA test leads to arrest in theft

A man was arrested Wednesday on charges he broke into a sports rehabilitation facility and stole $4,200 worth of electronics. John Wayne Dorminy, 34, is accused of entering through a side window of Select Physical Therapy, 5515 Gulf Drive, and taking four computer towers and two flat-screen monitors, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Investigators linked Dorminy to the September break-in using DNA testing of blood found at the scene, the report said. Dorminy was charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure and grand theft. His bail was set at $10,000.

PORT RICHEY

Water advisory at Oelsner Park

An advisory was issued Thursday for Oelsner Park Beach after officials found high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. The Pasco County Health Department says the water poses "a potential health risk to the bathing public."

Pasco deaths

Bliven, Owen R.

Diehl, John Sr.

Gendrin, Richard P.

Martino, Marion

Mulhall, Ann

Proulx, Frances "Frank"

Sellers, Jerry Wayne

Sellers, Mary Ann

Tarbell, Gerald E.

Walton, Donald L.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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