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Man shot, arrested in Largo home invasion


suspect shot, arrested in Home invasion

Police think drugs were behind an early morning shooting that left one man wounded. Largo police Lt. Mike Loux said three men staged a home invasion robbery in the 600 block of First Ave. NE. Loux said the men had arranged a drug sale with someone in the home but something went wrong. About 1:30 a.m., the three men ended up breaking into the house. When they did, someone in the house shot Antonio R. Bailey, 30, who was later taken to a local hospital for treatment. He and Arthur G. Thompson, 25, both of Tampa, were charged with home invasion robbery. A third suspect was wanted Thursday. Bailey and Thompson were held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.


Teen dies in sleep; inquiry under way

Police are investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl who died in her sleep Wednesday. Police Lt. Barbara Templeton said Norma Jean Goss was last seen alive about midnight. When Goss' mother tried to wake her around noon Wednesday, the girl was not breathing. Paramedics responded to the house on Carlton Road in Tarpon Springs, but were unable to revive Goss. Templeton said there were no obvious signs of trauma. The cause of death is being investigated by the Medical Examiner's Office. Anyone with information about the case may call the Tarpon Springs detectives unit at (727) 938-2849.


Go for a walk to help animals

Spending too much time in front of the TV watching baseball? Get some exercise and help animals by joining more than 2,500 pet lovers Saturday on the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host Tampa Bay's 18th annual Pet Walk from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Pet Walk aims to raise $230,000 for food, shelter, and medical care for more than 15,000 animals each year. A $10 registration fee will apply. For information call the SPCA at (727) 586-3591 ext. 168 or visit

In Sports

Find out if Largo's shut-down defense had the answers for Lakewood's high-scoring offense in Thursday night football action, 8C.

Pinellas deaths

Carini, Douglas

Cogley, William

Gremonis, Augustus

Odom, May

Ramunno, Lucy L.

Sievert, Kenneth J.

Smith, Rubye "Betty"

Swisshelm, Howard

Tabor, Linda

Williams, Margaret M.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Man shot, arrested in Largo home invasion 10/16/08 [Last modified: Monday, October 20, 2008 2:29pm]
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