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Zephyrhills man used golf club as weapon, deputies say


Man arrested in golf club attack on his neighbor

A 41-year-old Zephyrhills man was arrested Sunday and accused of beating a neighbor with a golf club. He was charged with battery, Pasco sheriff's deputies said. An arrest report said Francisco Zayas hit neighbor Terry Banks, 48, at least twice in the face with the club during a fight, breaking his nose. Banks may need plastic surgery, the report said. Zayas spent several hours at the Land O'Lakes jail and was released on $10,000 bail.

Driver, 77, charged in June fatality

The Florida Highway Patrol filed charges Monday in a June accident that killed 26-year-old Christopher Brazas. John O'Shea, 77, was turning west onto County Road 54 from Gateway Drive when he pulled into the path of Brazas' 2007 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, the FHP said. Brazas later died at Florida Hospital of Zephyrhills. O'Shea was cited for violating the right of way in that June 23 accident.


Woman seriously injured in crash

An early-morning car wreck sent a 45-year-old Wesley Chapel woman to the hospital with neck and back injuries. Lynn Deturo was taken to University Community Hospital in Tampa with serious injuries after her vehicle was rear-ended Monday, said the Florida Highway Patrol. Deturo was heading east on State Road 54, the FHP said, when Michael Johnson, 22, of Tampa hit her from behind at the Collier Parkway intersection. Johnson, who was not injured, was cited for careless driving.


Driver thrown out as car flips over

A 57-year-old Valrico man was airlifted Sunday to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa with serious injuries after he lost control of his vehicle on Bellamy Brothers Boulevard, said the Florida Highway Patrol. The FHP said Albert Beck was heading south when he lost control of his BMW R1200 on a curve near Bent Fork Road. His car flipped and Beck was thrown out. No charges were filed.


Church helps kids get school-ready

Covenant Christian Church, 6814 Indiana Ave., is hosting a "Back to School Supplies" event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be free school clothing, face painting and the opportunity to win a food basket. Refreshments will be available. Those who would like to attend must register in advance by calling (727) 842-4566.


Mike Germino is the owner of Gasoline Alley. His last name was misspelled in a story Monday in the Pasco Times.

Pasco deaths

Bailey, Beatrice M.

Choynacki, John C.

Cleveland, Grover T.

Connors, Francis William "Bill"

Crandall, Harry D.

Kovach, Anna T.

Neumann, John L.

Nunaman, Harold D.

Pinto, Dolores L.

Walters, Patricia L.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Zephyrhills man used golf club as weapon, deputies say 08/11/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 2:26pm]
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