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Suspect held in foiled armed robbery of Palm Harbor pharmacy

PALM HARBOR

Suspect held in foiled robbery of pharmacy

Deputies have arrested a man they believe is responsible for the attempted robbery of a Palm Harbor pharmacy that was derailed when employees struggled with the man. Wayne Douglas Corbell, 45, who is homeless, was charged with attempted armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Corbell went into Trust Pharmacy at 36515 U.S. 19 N around 5:15 p.m. Monday wearing a mask and gloves. He went to the counter and flashed a semiautomatic handgun at the pharmacist and demanded OxyContin, deputies said. The pharmacist and the pharmacist's assistant, who were not identified, overpowered Corbell, stripping away his mask and forcing him to drop his gun. Corbell then broke free from the employees and ran away, leaving the gun behind. Around 2 a.m. Friday, sheriff's detectives found Corbell in a camper parked in a vacant field in the 1500 block of Mac Chesney Drive in Tarpon Springs. Corbell had a semiautomatic assault rifle when he was arrested, the Sheriff's Office said. On Friday afternoon, Corbell was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

TARPON SPRINGS

Pedestrian finds fisherman floating

Police say a pedestrian found a local fisherman drowned in the Anclote River on Friday afternoon. The man was floating face down a few feet from the seawall behind Pelican Point Seafood, 933 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs police said. Napoleon Grantsaris, 51, of Indiana was walking along the water when he saw the body and dragged it to shore with the help of Steven Reis, 47, of New Port Richey, police said. The men tied the body to a boat and called 911. Police arrived at 3:33 p.m., and paramedics pronounced the man dead 10 minutes later. The Pinellas County Medical Examiner is investigating, and police are working to identify the victim. "It doesn't appear to be anything suspicious at this point," Tarpon Springs police Capt. Jeffrey P. Young said.

DUNEDIN

Committee hosts forum on aging

The Dunedin Committee on Aging will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday at the Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. The discussion will center on brain fitness, housing, transportation, health insurance, elder law and caregiving. The program is open to anyone wanting to discuss aging in the 21st century. A meet-and-greet with refreshments and snacks will kick it off at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Elaine Swinehart, (727) 298-3299.

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