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Officer says man smeared blood on him after arrest at Clearwater home

Clearwater

Officer says man smeared blood on him

A Clearwater man is accused of smearing his own blood on a police officer after being arrested Wednesday night. Ronald D. Stamp, 47, faces a felony battery on a law enforcement officer charge, along with domestic battery, tampering with a witness and resisting arrest without violence charges. According to police, officers were called to Stamp's home after he got into a physical altercation with his son. After police arrived, Stamp was spotted walking away from the home and was ordered to stop. He kept walking and told police to shoot him, authorities said. After repeated commands to stop, Stamp finally did, but then reached into his pocket and threw a key chain at the officer. Police said the officer tackled Stamp, which caused him to bleed. Inside an ambulance, Stamp smeared his blood on an officer's leg, authorities said. After being warned, he did it again.

They're going bald to help cancer

More than 30 volunteers, including many firefighters, are expected to have their heads shaved Saturday to show solidarity to children with cancer and raise money for research. The fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation will be at 1 p.m. at Big Shots Sports Bar, 2451 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. For more information, call (727) 798-4416.

Palm Harbor

Hadassah chapter to meet Monday

The North Pinellas Chapter of Hadassah will have a members meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. The group will discuss the financial environment and elect next year's board. Bring a lunch; coffee and cake will be served. Call (727) 786-5885.

Largo

Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democrats meet

The newly formed Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Stacey's Buffet, 1451 Missouri Ave., Largo. Discussion will include "Florida Energy Solutions" by Sierra Club representatives Chris Hrabovsky and Bill Bucolo. For dinner, arrive at 6:30. For information, call (813) 210-7457.

Pinellas deaths

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Officer says man smeared blood on him after arrest at Clearwater home 03/12/09 [Last modified: Thursday, March 12, 2009 8:29pm]
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