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Largo man wanted for wounding neighbor surrenders

LARGO — The man authorities said shot his neighbor during a fight over a woman Saturday turned himself in Sunday.

Tommy "Buzz" Preston, 47, was arrested about noon Sunday and faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, domestic battery and aggravated assault (domestic), according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office had been looking for Preston after deputies said he shot his neighbor, Johnny J. Holdcroft, 51, in the hand. According to the Sheriff's Office, Preston shot Holdcroft about 6 p.m. Saturday outside Preston's home near Largo.

Preston had been drinking with his girlfriend, Alicia D. Hornak, 45, and with Holdcroft, deputies said. But he got upset because his girlfriend was paying too much attention to Holdcroft, investigators said.

He threatened Holdcroft with a .44 caliber revolver before shooting him, deputies said.

Largo man wanted for wounding neighbor surrenders 10/14/12 [Last modified: Sunday, October 14, 2012 8:10pm]
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