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Pasco woman beaten with sheathed sword


Woman beaten with sheathed sword

A felon beat a woman with a samurai sword early Monday and threatened to kill her, police said. David Roshad Barber, 32, kept the sword sheathed while attacking the woman, whom Barber also punched and dragged on the ground outside their home at 39431 Lincoln Ave., police said.

The sword's wooden scabbard broke into pieces from the ferocity of the blows, according to a report from the Zephyrhills Police Department. The woman suffered "multiple" bruises, the report states.

The agency said the woman and man have been living together as a family but did not disclose their relationship.

Barber was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He has served two stints in prison for forgery and cocaine possession, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. He is being held at the Pasco County jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.


Teen accused of attacking grandmom

After slapping and pushing her 73-year-old grandmother to the ground, Sarah Louise Iglehart proceeded to punch, kick and spit on the deputies arresting her, a report states.

The unemployed 18-year-old lives with her grandmother at a home on Croton Street, where deputies arrived about 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The grandmother's hands were bruised and cut, the report states. The Sheriff's Office says Iglehart punched a female deputy in the chest and kicked her in the legs, attempted to kick out a patrol cruiser's window while en route to the jail, kicked a male deputy in the groin and spit on the face of a female detention deputy. Iglehart is charged with battery on a person 65 or older and three counts of battery on a law enforcement officer. She is being held at the Pasco jail in lieu of $8,000 bail.

Pasco woman beaten with sheathed sword 03/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:12pm]
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