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Man arrested in gas station robbery


Suspect is arrested hours after robbery

A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt, bandanna and sunglasses robbed a gas station at gunpoint Saturday morning, getting away with about $400. Within hours, authorities say, a suspect was in custody having confessed to that robbery and another one. Jonthomas Lore, 5943 Montana Ave., is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail, charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon. The Sheriff's Office says Lore drove to the Marathon station on Old County Road 54 about 9:30 a.m., walked in, covered his face and stuck a gun in the clerk's face while he emptied the cash drawer. He drove away in a red Dodge truck, the report says. A short time later, a red Dodge truck was pulled over at Congress Street and Missouri Avenue. Lore was inside, the report says, along with $384.75 in cash and a handgun.


Council member to be sworn in Friday

Zephyrhills will swear in its newest City Council member at 5:30 p.m. Friday, after the results of the Nov. 4 election are certified. Manny Funes, a longtime law officer, former teacher and a real estate agent, won a majority of the votes on election night.


• Hernando-Pasco Hospice will hold its Autumn Time of Remembrance Services at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday at 6807 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. An item Tuesday omitted one of those times.

• A story Tuesday about the opening of a new art gallery in Dade City listed the incorrect phone number to call for more information. The correct number is (352) 523-5052, ext. 322.

Pasco deaths

Boyer, Lillianna Pearl

Castle, Nancy J.

Croissant, Harold L.

Hardter, Richard D.

Humphries, Daniel Jr.

Porcelli, Rosina

Strine, Sherla A.

Summers, Marion

Surprenant, Rene T.

Walsh, Daniel Alexander

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Man arrested in gas station robbery 11/11/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 5:17pm]
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