Felon threatened wife, stole guns, deputies say
A 74-year-old felon was arrested Monday on charges he violated a domestic violence injunction by threatening to put his wife "in the cemetery" and that he stole guns and pawned them, said the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Joseph John Miller, who lives at 6735 Hammock Road, also threatened his wife "point blank" with a shotgun, a report states. Miller is accused of stealing two handguns and selling them at a pawnshop for $750. He isn't allowed to have a gun because, in 1975 in New York, he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the report states. Miller is charged with aggravated stalking, violating a domestic violence injunction and two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Miller remained Tuesday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Woman charged with child neglect
A 22-year-old woman is accused of confronting an ex-boyfriend while armed with a large kitchen knife — and holding a 2-year-old child. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Brandy N. Stafford went to Pasco Woods apartment complex about 5:45 p.m. Monday and threatened to cut her ex-boyfriend and others while she was holding the toddler. The report says Stafford kept lifting her shirt to expose the knife, which appears to have been tucked in her pants. Stafford, of 37600 Marcliff Ter. in Zephyrhills, is charged with child neglect and three counts of improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon. She was held Tuesday in the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $10,750 bail.
Contractor accused of not doing work
Authorities say Misael Jaramillo, 62, a contractor from Wesley Chapel, accepted almost $5,000 from a neighbor to redo her kitchen — and never did any work. Jaramillo pocketed the money and used it to pay bills, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. Jaramillo, of 27351 Coral Springs Drive, was charged with three charges of grand theft. He remained Tuesday in the Land O'Lakes jail without bail.