More trouble for man turned in by mother
NEW PORT RICHEY — The man wanted on bank robbery charges who was turned in to authorities by his mother has another charge against him, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.
Cecil "Hoss" Hurley, 37, of Hudson has been charged with dealing in stolen property after a gas air compressor he is said to have nabbed from a former employer turned up at a pawn shop in New Port Richey.
Hurley has been in the Land O'Lakes jail since Tuesday, when his mother identified him as the man wanted in the July 1 robbery of the SunTrust bank at 7612 State Road 52. Hurley's mother recognized him in a surveillance photo that was published in the Times.
Hurley is charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of grand theft, grand theft of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief and the most recent charge of dealing in stolen property. He remained in jail Saturday in lieu of $80,000 bail.
Woman accused of pointing gun at man
NEW PORT RICHEY — A little before 9 Friday morning, a man came home and found himself locked out. When he knocked on the door, his girlfriend appeared behind a window and pointed a black revolver at his head, according to a report from the Sheriff's Office.
The report doesn't say how long the man had been gone, what he had been doing or whether there had been abuse in the home.
The report states that Nancy Gunter, 51, was drunk and would not open the door. It says she shouted at the man that she would shoot him if he didn't leave. When deputies arrived, Gunter said she did not own a gun, although one was found in her bedroom.
Gunter was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault and was being held in the Land O'Lakes jail without bail Saturday.
Deputies pepper spray uncle during arrest
HUDSON — A man who had lived with his nephew in Hudson for longer than his nerves could handle exploded in anger Friday night, the Sheriff's Office said.
Michael T. Fullerton, 52, told deputies he couldn't put up with his nephew anymore, so he bashed him with a stick. As he was being arrested, Fullerton was combative and had to be pepper sprayed, deputies said. Then he tried to kick a deputy twice and was sprayed again, the Sheriff's Office said.
Fullerton is charged with domestic battery and simple assault on a law enforcement officer. He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Saturday in lieu of $400 bail.
Trio face charges in purse-snatching
HUDSON — A woman and two male accomplices snatched a woman's purse in a Kmart parking lot Friday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office said.
Tiffany Arnold, 25, of Port Richey did the stealing and then ran to a getaway car driven by Thomas Dietz, 30, also of Port Richey, the Sheriff's Office said.
Eric Vasquez, 26, who is listed on the arrest report as homeless, opened the car door for Arnold to jump in, the Sheriff's Office said.
Dietz is charged with strong-arm robbery and is remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Saturday in lieu of $10,000 bail. Vasquez is charged with strong-arm robbery, plus charges of violating his felony probation. He was being held without bail.
Arnold violated her misdemeanor probation and had a warrant for battery. She is charged with strong-arm robbery, forgery and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Arnold remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Saturday in lieu of $23,000 bail.