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Man faces charges in assault of former wife

PORT RICHEY — Roy Kinard III showed up at his ex-wife's doorstep on May 2, pointed a pistol at her and threatened to kill her, authorities say.

Kinard, 44, was back.

The couple had a rocky relationship over the years, and in 2005 his then-wife, Melony Malone, obtained a domestic violence injunction against him. A week later, Kinard kidnapped her and fired five shots at police officers with a semiautomatic handgun during a pursuit.

For that, he spent three years in prison. When he got out in August, authorities said, he reconciled with Malone. But he left for Pennsylvania last month after she accused him of stealing money from her and using drugs.

Malone told authorities he returned, gun in hand, about 8 a.m. May 2 to her house at 11335 Zimmerman Road.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office pieced together the following account of what happened, based on statements from Malone and her son's girlfriend, Tanisha Hanshew:

Kinard came inside the house and pointed the gun at Hanshew, whose 2-year-old son was also there, and threatened to kill her if she called police. Then Kinard unplugged the phone in the living room and refused to allow anyone to leave.

He passed out on top of Malone, placing his legs on her torso to make sure she didn't move.

Hanshew grabbed a knife from the kitchen and handed it to Malone, who stabbed Kinard in the chest, causing a superficial wound, the report said.

Kinard got angry. He hit Malone with the pistol and threw her on the floor, the report said, breaking her right index finger.

Then he tied Malone up with a rope and pointed the gun at Hanshew, again threatening to kill her.

After holding them captive for seven hours, Kinard let the women leave, the report said. But he said he would kill them if they told anyone what happened.

It's unclear where they went, but a week later, Malone told deputies what happened and gave them permission to enter her house on Zimmerman Road.

Kinard refused to come out of the house when deputies arrived Saturday. After a five-hour standoff, the SWAT team fired gas inside.

Kinard was lethargic, telling authorities he had taken an excessive amount of prescription medications.

He was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where he remained until he was booked Monday afternoon at the Land O'Lakes Jail.

Kinard was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and violation of probation. He was held without bail at the Land O'Lakes Jail.

He was first arrested in 1994 in Hernando County on a charge of attempted murder. He was later acquitted.

His lengthy criminal record includes convictions for grand theft auto, theft of legal documents and fleeing and eluding a police officer, records show.

Camille C. Spencer can be reached at or (813) 909-4609.

Man faces charges in assault of former wife 05/11/09 [Last modified: Monday, May 11, 2009 9:05pm]
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