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Lutz man accused of beating wife in fight over $140,000

LUTZ — Evley R. Lilly, a 53-year-old security guard, is accused of punching his wife repeatedly in the face and ripping off her clothes in the attack at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

The 52-year-old woman ran outside their home naked and tried to call 911 on a cell phone, but Lilly grabbed and smashed it, a report states. The woman made it to a neighbor's house, where Lilly continued punching her in the face, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. A witness called for help.

The woman had a split lip and was taken to a hospital. Rescue workers told the Sheriff's Office her injury needed stitches and would likely leave a scar, authorities said.

Lilly told deputies he argued with "his wife over her spending over $140,000," the report states.

Lilly, of 24434 Mistwood Court in Lutz, was arrested and charged with felony battery and tampering with a witness. He is being held without bail at the Pasco jail. The Sheriff's Office did not state where Lilly works.

Lutz man accused of beating wife in fight over $140,000 03/06/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 8:47pm]
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