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Spring HillInsults, boiled peanuts fly in fracas

Words were exchanged, a pocketbook was thrown at a pickup truck, and a man and several women went at each other outside a 7-Eleven store with Mace and a can of boiled peanuts, police say. When it was all settled, the Tuesday morning brawl left several people with minor injuries and criminal citations, and nearly 25 braided hair extensions strewn across the parking lot. A police report gives this account: The trouble started around 1 a.m. outside a convenience store on Spring Hill Drive as Marshall and Gloria Corulla walked out with milk and eggs. The Corullas said two women in a Ford Explorer, later identified as Phyllis Hoskin and Kathleen Infante, said "something slick" to their daughter, Dawn Deleon, 38. Infante, in turn, accused Deleon of hurling slurs at them, the report says. Moments later, as the Corullas drove off, one of the women allegedly threw a pocketbook that struck the family's pickup truck. Corulla turned his pickup around, pulled behind the Explorer and got out. As Corulla approached the sport utility vehicle, Hoskin sprayed him with Mace, the report says. Gloria Corulla and Deleon rushed in, and Mrs. Corulla also got Maced. Infante's mother, Patricia Infante-Penney, ran from inside to join the fracas, police say. The Corullas, Deleon, Hoskin, Infante and Infante-Penney were each issued misdemeanor citations for rioting and criminal mischief. Deputies noted that Infante-Penney gave a false name and signed her misdemeanor citation with a signature of "(expletive) you."

LARGO

Pinellas deputy faces child porn charge

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrested one of its own Wednesday on charges that he had child pornography. It was his second trip to jail in a week. Hunt, 45, was first arrested Aug. 6 after deputies served a search warrant on his Pinellas Park home and found small amounts of anabolic steroids and ecstasy. He was released from jail and placed on administrative leave with pay. During their investigation, they suspected he might also be in possession of child pornography. Deputies found computer discs and VHS tapes containing child pornography in his home. He was arrested again today and charged with five counts of possession of child pornography. He was booked in the Pinellas County Jail on $31,000 bail.

DADE CITY

2 teens face grimmer charges in shooting

Attempted first-degree murder charges were added Wednesday against the two teenagers accused of shooting a Pasco sheriff's deputy during the burglary of a convenience store in Lacoochee, authorities said Wednesday. Robert Anthony Green, 15, and Antonio Lee Murray, 16, could get life in prison if convicted. Deputy Jeffrey Chandler and another officer arrived at Sam's Quick Mart after the alarm went off. Their escape route blocked, authorities said, the teens fired at the front window, intending to break through the metal shutters covering the window. One bullet hit Chandler in the chest. Chandler was fine, thanks in part to a metal business card holder in his breast pocket that helped stop the bullet.

Spring HillInsults, boiled peanuts fly in fracas 08/13/08 [Last modified: Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:20am]
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