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Pasco deputies arrest man accused of firing into home

TARPON SPRINGS

Deputies arrest man accused of firing into home

A Pasco man accused of shooting into a Holiday home last week was arrested Monday after a multi-agency manhunt. Tarenzo L. Smith, 20, ran from Pasco deputies about 3:30 p.m. Monday as they tried to arrest him on warrants accusing him of the sale of cocaine and failure to appear in court on a battery charge, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. He is also a suspect in last week's shooting into an occupied dwelling, sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said. Smith fled Monday and a search ensued with helicopters and police dogs. Deputies said they found him a few hours later, hiding in a maintenance shed at the Riverside Apartments complex near the Pasco-Pinellas county line. Smith, of 1435 Dartmouth Drive in Holiday, is being held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail on the drug charge and failure to appear. He has not been charged in the shooting.

COUNTYWIDE

Firefighters file petition to get pay

The county firefighters union filed a petition this week seeking to have a judge enforce an arbitrator's ruling from last year that awarded Pasco firefighters and paramedics back pay for merit raises they never received. An arbitrator ruled in April that even though county officials resisted giving the normal 5 percent merit pay increase because of severe budget constraints, the signed labor contract obligated them to pay it. He awarded back pay to September 2008. The petition says the county did not try to fight or modify the ruling within the allotted 90-day time frame, so it must pay up. The petition also seeks attorney's fees and costs.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Audition for talent show is extended

Extra audition time has been added for the Pasco Education Foundation and Richey Suncoast Theatre's Ticket to Broadway high school talent show. The audition will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd. For information, call the Pasco Education Foundation at (813) 794-2705 or e-mail info@pascoeducationfoundation.org.

ZEPHYRHILLS

Otsego County, N.Y., reunion set

The Otsego County, N.Y., 40th winter reunion will be held Friday at Country Aire Village Clubhouse at 23rd Street and County Road 54. The hall will open at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Coffee and tea will be available. Guests should bring a generous dish to pass and table setting. For information, call president Edna Austin at (607) 643-0245 or Donald Webster at (813) 779-0752. Pass the word and bring a friend for the Snow Bird Reunion.

Pasco deputies arrest man accused of firing into home 03/09/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 9:28pm]
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