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Police: Tampa man threatened wife with chain saw


Police: Man threatened wife with chain saw

A man remained in jail Sunday after police say he started a chain saw and threatened to kill his wife. Ubaldo S. Gonzalez, 41, was arrested Saturday after he got into an argument with his wife just after midnight at their home at 8922 N Ashley Drive in Tampa, an arrest affidavit states. During the heated fight, Gonzalez turned on the saw and threatened to kill his wife, the report states. She ran into her children's bedroom and locked the door, but he kicked it in and pulled her hair. Gonzalez, a self-employed landscaper, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and domestic battery. He remained at the Orient Road Jail on Sunday in lieu of $100,000 bail.


Man accused of DUI, hit with Taser

Paul E. Miller was arrested on a charge of DUI early Sunday, but the 32-year-old Dunedin man complained of injuries so he was taken to the hospital for an examination. According to an arrest report, when police tried to put the cuffs on Miller and take him to jail he said: "I'm not going!" The police officer administered a Taser shot at close range. That's when Miller snatched the Taser from the officer's hand, the report said, and pushed the officer across the bed. The fight ended when the officer shackled Miller's hand to the bed. Miller faces two counts of resisting arrest with violence as well as one count of driving under the influence.


Motorcycle driver thrown and killed

A Largo man died Sunday when he was thrown from his motorcycle after he failed to negotiate a curve in the road. William P. Gentes, 53, was headed east on 102nd Avenue N at a high rate of speed before the 4:20 p.m. accident, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Gentes hit a curb at a spot where the road curves to the left, just west of 109th Street N. His 1982 Harley-Davidson went up onto a sidewalk, hit a fence and bounced back into the road. Gentes, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor, the FHP said. Part of 102nd Avenue N was closed for two hours while the accident was investigated.


Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run

Authorities say they've arrested a Davenport woman responsible for the fatal hit-and-run of a 17-year-old Haines City girl. Polk County deputies say they received an anonymous tip Saturday night from someone who had seen the news coverage of Samantha Hasting's death. The tipster had seen damage to a vehicle that belonged to 20-year-old Candy Marie Cummings. When deputies questioned Cummings, they say she told them she had hit something Friday night in the area where Hasting had been found. Cummings was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license. She was being held on $15,500 bail. Additional charges are pending.

Times staff, wire reports

Police: Tampa man threatened wife with chain saw 01/18/09 [Last modified: Sunday, January 18, 2009 11:07pm]
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