Man faces charges after car chase, arrest
A 19-year-old St. Petersburg man was arrested Sunday after Pasco sheriff's deputies said he led them on an almost 4-mile chase down Wilderness Lake Boulevard and U.S. 41.
A deputy spotted Jermaine Devon Smith driving with a flat rear tire early Sunday and attempted to pull him over, according to a Pasco sheriff's report. But Smith sped away, the report said.
The pursuit ended when Smith's truck collided with a deputy's patrol vehicle, the report said. Smith tried to run away, but was caught, the report said.
Deputies said he had more than $2,000 in his pants pocket. He was arrested on charges of fleeing and attempting to elude deputies, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license. He remained at the Land O'Lakes jail Tuesday in lieu of $10,500 bail.
Police seek 3 teens
in attack, robbery
Pasco sheriff's deputies are searching for three teenagers who stole a cell phone and Nintendo Wii from two Sunlake High School students Saturday evening.
According to deputies, the two high school students were jumped on a sidewalk on Manassas Drive by three teenage boys.
The robbers punched both victims before getting away with the $250 Nintendo game console and a $300 cell phone, according to deputies.
The teens told deputies that one of the robbers had a handgun. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 1-800-706-2488.