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Third man arrested in brutal beating

NEW PORT RICHEY

Third man arrested in brutal beating case

A third man has been charged in a gang-related beating last month on Celeste Lane.

New Port Richey police say Daniel David Feliciano, 27, took part in a melee Nov. 25 in which a 42-year-old man was kicked and beaten to the point of being hospitalized with several facial fractures.

Feliciano, of 3338 Eisenhower Drive in Holiday, is a member of the Valentine Blood gang, the police report says. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated battery.

As police searched him, a second report says, they found marijuana and cocaine packaged for sale in his pockets. He was also charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute.

Last week, police say they arrested David Martin Santiago, 28, and Paul David Morman III, 18, both Valentine Blood members from New Port Richey, in the attack.

All three men were cited under a statute to control gang activity that allows a judge to revoke the bail for such suspects so they cannot continue to commit crimes.

Santiago was released from jail Dec. 12. Morman and Feliciano remained in custody Thursday.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Police say man broke into home twice

A young man was arrested on accusations he broke into a Wesley Chapel home twice — and showering, snoozing and eating while he was there, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

An arrest report says Giovany Ramirez, 19, of Tampa, made his way into the unoccupied house on White Water Lane through the garage on Saturday and then again on Wednesday.

While being arrested and handcuffed Wednesday, Ramirez broke free and fled into nearby woods, the report said. He was found by a police dog while hiding in some thick brush.

Ramirez is charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft, criminal mischief and escape.

He is being held in the county jail in lieu of $22,150 bail.

Third man arrested in brutal beating 12/18/08 [Last modified: Monday, December 22, 2008 1:52pm]

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