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Homeless Pasco man accused of having loaded guns in car

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Man accused of having loaded guns in car

Authorities say Patrick "Steve" Quinn was caught with loaded guns in his car. Again.

A deputy pulled over Quinn at 12:30 a.m. Aug. 26 near the railroad tracks on State Road 575 in Lacoochee for an expired tag, a report states. Quinn ran, leaving behind a passenger, a handgun on the front seat and an assault rifle on the back seat, both loaded, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

On a Tuesday in April 2009, Quinn — whose arrest record began at 14 — was stopped on River Road in Dade City. Authorities said they found a gun under the seat and cocaine.

"I smoke on the weekends," Quinn told an officer at the time, according to reports, "and sometimes the weekend rolls into Monday."

Quinn, who is listed as homeless, was arrested Monday and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was also accused of severely beating a 57-year-old man in Lacoochee on July 14. Quinn is charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.

For both charges, Quinn was in the Pasco County jail Tuesday on $20,000 bail.

Homeless Pasco man accused of having loaded guns in car 08/31/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:23pm]
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