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Inmate set to be tried in New Port Richey murder dies of illness

NEW PORT RICHEY

Inmate set to be tried in murder dies of illness

A 44-year-old murder suspect accused of shooting a man over a pressure washer in 2007 has died. Joseph Crawley, an inmate at the Land O'Lakes jail since he was charged with first-degree murder in February 2007, became ill and was moved to hospice care about three weeks ago, sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said Friday. He did not specify the illness. Crawley shot Edward Neil Clark, 41, in the head after arguing at the Moon Lake home Crawley owned, deputies said. Crawley's trial had been set for Nov. 29.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Small fire on roof of school put out

Firefighters swarmed on River Ridge High School late Friday afternoon after a report of a fire on the roof. Pasco Fire Rescue confirmed there was a small fire, but it was quickly brought under control. The call came in just before 5 p.m. No other information was released.

DADE CITY

Suspect in trailer theft arrested

An Airstream trailer disappeared from Hernando County last week. It turned up soon after in Dade City, where a 47-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man stripped it for scrap metal and sold it to a local metal recycler, authorities said. Donna Lynn Reedy was arrested Thursday and charged with dealing in stolen property, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. The other suspect is still at large, sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said. The two face charges of grand theft in Hernando, where, according to the report, they were caught on surveillance cameras hooking the Airstream up to a truck and driving away. The report did not specify where the trailer was stolen or estimate its value. Reedy, of 12710 VFW Road in Dade City, was in the Land O'Lakes jail on Friday in lieu of $10,000 bail.

HUDSON

JROTC leadership forum next week

Hudson High School Army Junior ROTC will hold its Leadership Academy Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All returning leaders are encouraged to attend so they can prepare for their leadership positions in the upcoming school year. Please call (727) 774-4254 or (727) 774-4255 to confirm attendance.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Inmate set to be tried in New Port Richey murder dies of illness 07/30/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 30, 2010 9:52pm]

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