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Man arrested in Plant City attack with hammer

PLANT CITY

Argument leads to an ATTACK WITH A HAMMER

An argument Saturday night at a Plant City apartment turned violent when a man attacked a victim with a hammer, police said. According to an arrest affidavit, a man struck the victim's left thigh with the claw side of the tool. Dennis Christopher Gudgen, 36, of Dover faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The affidavit noted he has a prior battery conviction. He was held Sunday in the Hillsborough County jail on $7,500 bail.

TAMPA

Deputies: Man bites club guard

Deputies arrested a man they say bit a uniformed security guard at a nightclub early Sunday. The incident happened just after midnight at Club Sensacion, 1450 Skipper Road, off Bearss Avenue near the University area. The suspect later resisted arrest by pulling his arms away from a sheriff's deputy trying to handcuff him, the affidavit said. Clemente Maldonado Barron, 30, of Tampa, faces charges of aggravated battery on a specified officer and resisting an officer without violence. He remained Sunday in the Hillsborough County Jail on $15,500 bail.

TAMPA

Crash shuts down Suncoast Parkway

A crash early Sunday closed the southbound lanes of the Suncoast Parkway for several hours, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. About 1:15 a.m., the driver of a 1999 Infiniti crashed near the Veterans Expressway, the patrol said. Passenger Justin Bell, 18, of Lutz, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with serious injuries. The driver, 19-year-old Ryan Powers of Tampa, also was taken to St. Joseph's with critical injuries.

TAMPA

Marshals nab bank robbery suspect

U.S. Marshals arrested a Tampa bank robbery suspect in Alabama, police said Sunday. Danny Ray Madison, 47, is suspected of robbing BB&T Bank, 400 N Tampa St., on March 13, authorities say

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PASCO COUNTY

Zephyrhills City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall, 5335 Eighth St.

Man arrested in Plant City attack with hammer 03/26/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 26, 2012 12:19am]

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