Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Jury convicts Trilby man in store robbery

Dade city

Jury convicts Trilby man in store robbery

A jury convicted 28-year-old Morris Standifer on Wednesday of robbing del Carmen Mexican store at gunpoint on Nov. 16, 2006. Authorities said he went into the store on Seventh Street, pointed a gun at the clerk and yelled at her to open the cash registers. He made off with a wad of money but police found him a few minutes later hiding under a house. This week's trial was the third try for Standifer, who on the morning of his trial in June cut his own wrist with a pen in the courtroom. Attorneys were unable to seat a jury on their second attempt to go to trial. Standifer, a Trilby man who has already been to prison twice, could face life in prison when he is sentenced in January.

Holiday

Woman arrested in check theft case

A 22-year-old woman is accused of stealing a check from her 78-year-old grandfather, then conning a friend who drives an ice cream truck to cash the check for her. Christie Rae Ogden, of 1238 Flotilla Drive in Holiday, was charged Tuesday with uttering a forged instrument. She was already in jail on charges of habitually driving with a suspended or revoked license, possession of controlled substances and violating her probation. Ogden stole the check from her grandfather on Nov. 5 and wrote it out for $350, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Then she told a 26-year-old ice cream truck driver that she would give him $20 if he took her to the bank and cashed the check, the report said. The bank teller pretended to cash it but instead called authorities, as there had been problems with Ogden stealing her grandfather's checks in the past, the report said. Ogden remained at the Land O'Lakes jail Wednesday in lieu of $8,763 bail.

Inside

No raise this year for firefighters

Pasco firefighters approve a one-year contract that preserves their 10 paid holidays but brings no raise this year. Story, Page 5

Correction

The new Mike Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter is located at 11611 Denton Ave. An item in Wednesday's paper gave an incorrect street address.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B

Jury convicts Trilby man in store robbery 12/16/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 9:54pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Roosevelt Blvd closed at I-275 after truck hauling crane hits overpass

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — A truck transporting a construction crane hit the Interstate 275 overpass at Roosevelt Boulevard Tuesday.

  2. One Pasco County student arrested for bringing weapons to school, another for threatening shooting

    Crime

    Two Pasco County students from different schools were arrested Tuesday, one for having weapons on school grounds and the other for threatening a school shooting.

  3. It's official: Hillsborough high schools move to 8:30 a.m. start time, elementary schools to go earlier

    K12

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County high schools school will be in session from 8:30 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. starting in 2018-19, the School Board decided Tuesday in a 6-0 vote.

    The Hillsborough County School Board has decided to end a compressed bus schedule that caused an estimated 12,000 children to get to school late every day. Under the new schedule, high schools will start at 8:30 a.m. instead of 7:30 a.m. Elementary schools will start at 7:40 a.m. and middle schools at 9:25 a.m. [Times files]
  4. NFL players, owners hold 'constructive' talks on issues

    Bucs

    NEW YORK — NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive" and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed "positive."

    A coalition of advocacy groups 'take a knee' outside of a hotel where members the quarterly NFL league meetings are being held on Tuesday in New York City.  Owners, players and commissioner Roger Goodell are all expected to attend. The activists spoke of having solidarity with athletes and coaches around the country who have also kneeled in protest of racial injustice, especially in policing.
 [Getty Images]
  5. The topic will be neighborhoods as Kriseman, Baker debate one more time

    Elections

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker will face off, possibly for the last time before the Nov. 7 election, in a candidate forum on Wednesday hosted by the influential Council of Neighborhood Associations.

    St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, left, and former Mayor Rick Baker during a September forum. The two will will face off, possibly for the last time before the Nov. 7 election, during  a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunshine Center, 330 5th St. N. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]