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Pasco deputies question account of Land O'Lakes shooting

Land O'Lakes

Man shot on boat may have shot himself

The man shot on his boat early Thursday in what initially appeared to be a violent robbery may have shot himself, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said several hours later. A call came into the Sheriff's Office around 2 a.m. reporting a robbery and shooting on Lake Joyce, said spokesman Kevin Doll. The injured man was taken to a local hospital by helicopter, where he was interviewed by detectives. But Doll said the victim's statements don't match up with evidence at the scene, and it's possible he shot himself. The man's condition was unavailable Thursday.

New Port Richey

Man extradited in molestation case

A 39-year-old man has been brought back from Tennessee to faces charges he molested a teenage boy in December 2007. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says Ronald Ray Davis, who was living in Knoxville, performed oral sex on a 13-year-old boy in Moon Lake while the victim was sleeping. Deputies traveled to Knoxville this week and arrested him on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery. Davis remains at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Dade City

Manager charged in recycling deal

A manager for Vitality Foodservice at the Dade City Business Center is facing a grand theft charge after police said he directed employees to take coffee machines to a commercial recycler, netting more than $50,000 that never made its way back to the company. Michael M. Cairns, 49, of 1005 Standing Reed Place in Wesley Chapel, was arrested Wednesday and later released from the Land O'Lakes jail after posting $10,000 bail. His arrest report says the recycling scheme lasted from about June 2007 until this summer. It says Cairns admitted to allowing other employees to keep some of the recycling proceeds but never kept any money himself.

Land O'Lakes

Grand opening for Saturday Market

Looking for locally grown produce and handmade arts and crafts? The Land O'Lakes Saturday Market is having its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The event also will feature food vendors, music and performances from belly dancers. For information, go to or call (813) 731-5168.

Pasco deputies question account of Land O'Lakes shooting 10/01/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 1, 2009 8:22pm]
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