Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Hudson woman accused of firebombing brother's house

HUDSON — A woman is accused of throwing a firebomb into her brother's house in retaliation to a fight.

Anthea Locklear, 45, threw a flaming "liquid substance" into a window at 7735 Palatine Drive about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. No one was injured, authorities said, though at least one room of the home was damaged before the fire could be extinguished.

Locklear lives at 7737 Palatine Drive, which is next door to where her brother, Andrew Nunn, 49, lives. About 3 p.m. Friday, Locklear's fiance, Willie Buie, 38, was arrested after fighting with her brother's roommate, Dorwin "Junior" Skinner, 46, over $10 owed to Buie, a report states. With her fiance in jail, Locklear called the Sheriff's Office at 10 p.m. and said Skinner beat her, authorities said. The allegation was unfounded and the deputy didn't arrest Skinner, which made Locklear "extremely upset," the report states.

Then at 12:34 a.m. Saturday, the homemade firebomb was launched through Skinner's and Nunn's window. Witnesses told investigators they saw Locklear running from the home. She denied involvement, the report states, and said she "was only there to cut their power meter tag in hopes they would get in trouble for it," the report states.

Authorities' investigation led to Locklear's arrest on Monday. En route to the Pasco jail, she "feigned being sick while attempting to make herself vomit" and refused to provide a written statement, the report states. She was charged with first degree arson of an occupied dwelling and remained Tuesday at the Pasco jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

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