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Pasco deputies charge St. Petersburg man after chase


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.

Pasco deputies charge St. Petersburg man after chase 05/27/08 [Last modified: Thursday, May 29, 2008 11:24am]
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