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Pasco County jail employee tackles suspect at Land O'Lakes Walmart

LAND O'LAKES

Jail worker tackles suspect at Walmart

A lieutenant in charge of inmate labor at the county jail saw a man acting suspiciously at Walmart on Friday morning. Lt. Ray Revell, 38, ran the man's car tag and saw he was wanted on two Hillsborough County warrants for failing to appear in court on drug charges.

When Revell told the man — Shane Day Lonergan, 31, of Tampa — he was under arrest, Lonergan began sprinting across the parking lot at 1575 U.S. 41 in Land O'Lakes, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Revell, who was in uniform, chased Lonergan and tackled him after Lonergan slipped in some grass, a report states.

Revell, who has worked for the agency for nearly 15 years, found a needle in the front pocket of Lonergan's jeans and asked the suspect if he wanted to say anything about it.

"What do you want to know?" Lonergan said, according to the report. "I'm a junkie."

He said his drugs of choice are OxyContin and heroin, the report says.

The needle tested positive for opiates, the report states.

Lonergan, who listed his occupation as truck driver, is charged with resisting arrest without violence, possession of drug paraphernalia and the two Hillsborough charges. As of Saturday, he was being held at the Pasco County jail in lieu of $10,300 bail.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Teen found passed out is charged with DUI

Authorities found a teenager passed out in the driver's seat of a car idling in the left turn lane on U.S. 19 at Main Street at 5:45 a.m. Friday, according to the New Port Richey Police Department.

A report states that when an officer went to check on Taylor N. Cloud, a 19-year-old Publix cashier, she let her foot off the brake and her car rolled into a chief with the New Port Richey Fire Department, who was on the scene. The chief's medical condition was not available Saturday.

Cloud's blood-alcohol level was between 0.152 and 0.155 — above the 0.08 threshold at which the state presumes impairment, the report states. Cloud, of 7915 Klant Court, was charged with DUI and DUI with damage to property or person. She was released from the Pasco County jail Friday evening.

Pasco County jail employee tackles suspect at Land O'Lakes Walmart 02/20/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 20, 2010 2:28pm]
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