NEW PORT RICHEY
Jury convicts woman in strip club brawl
Nicole Moore, who was accused of striking two people with her car in a fight outside a strip club, was found guilty by a jury Friday of two charges but acquitted of another.
Moore, 27, of Spring Hill went to Calendar Girls on U.S. 19 in Hudson at closing time on June 27, 2009, with two male friends. They got into an argument with a group of dancers, which quickly escalated into a parking lot brawl.
Prosecutors said Moore got in her car and struck two people, including one of her friends, and then fled.
The jury convicted her of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, but found her not guilty of aggravated battery. She faces up to 51/2 years in prison.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Man accused of belting, bruising boy
A man was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse after authorities say he struck a 4-year-old boy with a belt, leaving a bruise and welt that matched the belt buckle.
Jason Phillip Cammarano, 33, hit the child in front of the boy's siblings, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. The boy's teacher later discovered the bruising.
The child is hearing impaired, speech impaired and "low functioning," the arrest report said.
Cammarano, of 7335 Knoll Drive, was arrested Thursday and remains at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Pinellas man held in battery on teen
A 23-year-old man from St. Petersburg is accused of lewd or lascivious battery on a Pasco teen.
The victim, 15, met Jraron Kentrel Lasseter on MySpace, where he claimed to be 16, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. Lasseter, of 945 13th Ave. S in St. Petersburg, was arrested Thursday. He remains at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.