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Man who shot at Pasco deputy has yet to be apprehended


Man who shot at deputy has not been found

The Pasco Sheriff's Office has identified the man who shot at a deputy Monday night as Theofohilus Himber Burns, 33. They are seeking the public's help in identifying his whereabouts. Deputy Steven Napoleon was responding about 10:30 p.m. Monday to shots fired at the Dade Oaks Apartments at Acorn Loop and 14th Street when a man pointed a handgun at him. Napoleon, 37, took cover in his car as the gunman fired at least one shot at him. The deputy was not injured. The deputy drove after the gunman, and other officers searched the area, but did not find him. Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay announced a $1,000 reward Tuesday for tips leading to the shooter, and on Wednesday the Pasco Sheriff's Office identified the man as Burns, whose criminal record includes a manslaughter conviction. Burns is described as a black man, 5-11, 240 pounds. Deputies say he is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who has information about his whereabouts should contact the Pasco Sheriff's Office Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).


Lawn chair attack nets charge, jail

A man is accused of hitting his brother-in-law on the head with a lawn chair, causing a two-inch-wide gash on the top of his head, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office. Charles J. Hanfield Jr., 43, of 3303 Rocky Valley Drive, was charged with aggravated battery and is being held without bail at the Land O'Lakes jail. According to his arrest report, Hanfield said his 11-year-old daughter and his brother-in-law were swimming in a pool Monday evening and he wanted to get his brother-in-law's attention.


DUI checkpoint planned for Friday

New Port Richey police, with the assistance of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, will conduct at DUI checkpoint from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Congress Street and Pinehill Road. Police say the goal of the checkpoint is to identify and apprehend impaired drivers before they cause crashes.


Woman arrested in banking scam

A Pasco woman has been arrested in connection with a financial scheme that authorities said bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from Bank of America customers in at least two states. Story, Page 3

Pasco deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B.

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