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Man arrested in Pasco County slaying

DADE CITY — Justin Lee Naber killed his roommate at their house Dec. 3 and ditched his body in the woods north of San Antonio, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

Doug Tobin, a Sheriff's Office spokesman, said 32-year-old Charles W. Haag had been stabbed multiple times. A tip led detectives to the body Thursday. This was the same day a warrant was issued for Naber, who lived with Haag and several other people at a house on Fort King Road in Dade City. Tobin did not give a possible motive.

Naber, 24, was arrested in Pembroke Pines on Saturday morning and is being held in the Broward County Jail, awaiting transfer to Pasco.

Haag's ex-wife, Jamie Meyer, said Haag was an Army veteran who battled a drug addiction. But she said he had been clean for a long time and wasn't into the drug scene. She had met Naber once. She believes the motive might have been money.

Haag "was a good man," said Meyer, 24, who lives in Fort Lauderdale. She said Haag didn't have any children. He was from Alabama. He went to church. He loved martial arts.

"He didn't deserve to die like that," Meyer said.

Naber got out of prison in June for grand theft of firearms. In August, he was arrested by the Dade City Police Department as a fugitive from justice from New Mexico for violating his probation there on a slew of serious convictions — aggravated battery with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery, kidnapping and possession of a deadly weapon or explosive by a prisoner.

The charges stemmed from a 2007 incident in which Naber and five other people were arrested for breaking into a man's home, beating him, stripping him naked, forcing him to wear women's clothes, putting makeup on him and smearing dog feces in his face because he called a co-worker's girlfriend fat, according to a report on the event in the Albuquerque Journal. Naber and the other assailants listed their address as a homeless shelter.

Naber was released from the Pasco jail Aug. 31 and appears to be serving his five-year New Mexico probation here, along with his probation from the firearm conviction, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

Naber was married and got divorced in 2009. A tattoo on his left arm says "love not hate."

Times researcher Shirl Kennedy contributed to this report. Erin Sullivan can be reached at esullivan@sptimes.com or (727) 869-6229.

Man arrested in Pasco County slaying 01/08/11 [Last modified: Saturday, January 8, 2011 8:06pm]
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