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Pasco deputies: Man knocked out woman's tooth


Woman accuses man of knocking out tooth

A 49-year-old man was arrested Thursday after authorities say he punched his girlfriend so hard he knocked out a tooth.

Daryl E. Smith and his girlfriend of two years were at the Tahitian Resort on U.S. 19 when the incident happened, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Smith, who told authorities he is a floor layer in Ocala and has a Silver Springs home address, was charged with aggravated domestic battery and is being held without bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.


High-speed chase of taxi ends in arrest

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Scott M. Thompson, 23, got inside a cab outside the Brass Flamingo, a strip club on U.S. 19. But his friends dawdled inside.

Thompson asked the cab driver to go inside the club and shout for them, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. When the driver stepped out of the taxi, the report said, Thompson scooted over to the driver's seat and sped off around the building.

The driver stood in the driveway, hands up, to make Thompson stop, the report said. Thompson didn't, authorities said, and the taxi driver was nearly hit.

Thompson, who is listed as unemployed, was caught after a high-speed chase that ended near his home on Jackie Lane in Hudson. Authorities say Thompson ditched the taxi and ran into the woods, where he was tracked by a police dog.

He faces numerous charges, including aggravated assault and grand theft, and is being held without bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.

Pasco deputies: Man knocked out woman's tooth 05/01/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 1, 2009 10:11pm]
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