WOMAN ROBBED BY INTRUDER
AT HER HOME
Police arrested a 19-year-old man early Monday, accusing him of a home invasion robbery in South Tampa. Police say Matthew Larmon knocked on the door of a home at 4401 W Anita Blvd. just after midnight. When a woman answered, Larmon grabbed her and threatened her with what appeared to be a gun, police say. The weapon was actually a plastic BB gun. Larmon took money, jewelry and prescription drugs from the home, police say. The woman slipped out a side door and called police. Officers found Larmon about a block from the woman's home, armed with a pistol. He was carrying the woman's stolen property, police say. Larmon faces charges of home invasion robbery of more than $300, theft from a person 65 years or older, armed burglary of a conveyance, grand theft of a motor vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon, giving a false name to law enforcement and violating probation, jail records show. He is being held without bail.
Sheriff's Office employee arrested
A Pinellas County Sheriff's Office employee was arrested on a driving under the influence charge early Sunday morning, authorities said. Intake specialist Kimberly L. Evans was arrested after being stopped by deputies at 118th Avenue N near U.S. 19 around 2 a.m., according to sheriff's reports. Evans, who works in the inmate records division at the county jail, was driving erratically east on 118th Avenue N. Evans, 29, who was driving her personal vehicle, was clocked at 65 mph in a 45 mph speed zone, according to reports. She was cited for speeding and DUI.
Teacher's aide faces drug charges
Tampa police have arrested a Gaither High School teacher's aide on drug charges, jail records show. Milka Iraida Ginex, 55, of 1506 33rd Ave. faces charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. Ginex, who was arrested Saturday evening, was released from the Orient Road Jail after posting $500 bail.
Man found dead
in motel room
Police were investigating a suspicious death Monday at a motel. City spokeswoman Joelle Castelli said a man's body was discovered in a room of the Palms Lodging at 1735 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. Police were trying to identify the man and hoped that an autopsy today will help determine how he died.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Charge against spokesman dropped
Hernando County prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor battery charge against Pasco sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll. The charge stemmed from an Oct. 7 argument he had with his former stepdaughter at his Spring Hill home. Doll, 46, has served as the sheriff's spokesman for about a decade.