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Two charged in punching of pregnant woman in Clearwater

Clearwater

Two charged in pregnant woman attack

A man faces charges in a bizarre altercation in which police said he jumped into a moving vehicle and beat up a pregnant woman. John Hutchason, 21, of 824 Grand Central St., is charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman. On Friday, he was in the Pinellas County Jail without bail on a probation violation. Also arrested was Shanon E. Kelly, 25, who police said also punched the woman. She faces the same charge and was being held on $10,000 bail Friday. According to arrest reports, Hutchason was arguing with the 27-year-old pregnant woman at his home Aug. 17 when she got into a Ford SUV with three other people and began to drive away. Police said Hutchason jumped onto the SUV's roof, broke a window and climbed inside. He then began punching the woman in the face and choked her until she nearly passed out, police said. Kelly came to the scene and joined in, punching the woman several times, police said. The pregnant woman, who was not identified, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with serious injuries.

Prospect Towers has an open house

Senior Citizens Services of Clearwater will sponsor an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Prospect Towers, 801 Chestnut St. Parking behind the building is free, disabled-friendly and accessible. The open house will include a tour, refreshments and door prizes. Prospect Towers accommodates seniors beginning at age 62 and people with disabilities. The 17-story apartment building has studio and one-bedroom units. For information, call (727) 442-8104.

Palm harbor

General store celebrates opening

The Mad Hatter General Store, 526 U.S. Alt. 19, will hold a grand opening celebration 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. It will sell new and vintage clothing and jewelry, baked goods and products created by local artists. For information, call (727) 787-2985 or visit madhattergeneralstore.blogspot.com.

Correction

Rabbinical student Yisrael Bennish is from Detroit and fellow student Eli Tsvik is from Hillside, N.J. The hometowns of the two members of the Roving Rabbis program were reversed in a story Friday.

Two charged in punching of pregnant woman in Clearwater 08/26/11 [Last modified: Friday, August 26, 2011 6:02pm]
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