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Briefs: Mississippi fugitive captured in Tampa

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MISSISSIPPI FUGITIVE JUMPS FROM WINDOW

One of south Mississippi's most wanted criminal suspects was captured Monday after he jumped out of a second-floor window at a Tampa apartment. Tony Markel Howard, 22, is accused of fatally shooting Lorenzo Nettles and wounding two other Moss Point, Miss., men at a club on Feb. 16, according to the Sun-Herald newspaper of south Mississippi. Tampa police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said it wasn't clear what led Howard to 6212 S Dale Mabry Highway, where it appeared he was staying with two people. But when Tampa police, a U.S. marshals task force and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement surrounded the apartment about 4 p.m. with marked units, Howard jumped out the window and ran. He was arrested shortly afterward without incident.

Women's feud erupts in stabbing

For years, the two women fought over the same man, police say. Early Sunday, that feud led one woman to stab her rival, according to a Tampa Police Department report. A warrant on attempted-murder charges has been issued for 34-year-old Marsha Elaine Johnson. Investigators say Johnson came up to Rhonda McCray-Ware in the parking lot of the Interstate Lounge at 9403 N Nebraska Ave. at 1:02 a.m. and stabbed her once in the face, four times in the neck and once in the chest. Johnson then drove off in a 2000 tan Dodge Intrepid, police say. Her license plate number is U200EC. McCray-Ware was hospitalized. No further information was available on her condition.

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Pro wrestler charged with DUI

Andrew Martin, better known to pro wrestling fans as Test, was stopped Sunday morning on northbound Interstate 75 by an off-duty police officer. Martin, 33, was unsteady on his feet and shaking, a report said, and he failed several field sobriety tests. Martin was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. He was released from the Pasco County jail about 8 p.m. Sunday after posting $500 bail. According to online biographies, the 6-foot-7, 275-pound Martin broke into the World Wrestling Federation, now World Wrestling Entertainment, in 1998 as Test. Ending matches with the flying elbow drop, he has held the WWF European and Hardcore titles. He lives in Tampa.

Briefs: Mississippi fugitive captured in Tampa 04/07/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:25am]
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