Pharmacy technician recognized robber as a customer, police say
A man with a nylon stocking over his head went into Lykins Pharmacy on Monday afternoon and told the clerk:
"Give me all of your oxycodone and all of your Xanax, and nobody will get hurt."
The pharmacist gave the robber 3,000 Xanax pills, worth $85, according to a Zephyrhills Police Department report. The robber left the store at 38101 Fifth Ave., pulled off his mask and got in his car.
He might have gotten away with it, police said, except a pharmacy technician recognized the man as a regular customer: James Walter Lavely, 26.
Police met up with Lavely on Wednesday and arrested him on charges of robbery and petty theft. Lavely, of 8506 Heather Drive, remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Thursday in lieu of $10,000 bail.
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Boyfriend accused of choking his girlfriend, then hitting bystander
A 44-year-old man is accused of choking his girlfriend in a parking lot, then backing his truck into another man who tried to intervene.
Mark William Male was arguing with his girlfriend about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday outside the 7-Eleven at 7320 State Road 54, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report.
Male placed the girlfriend in a choke hold and dragged her to his truck, the report said. Then he drove his truck toward her and blocked her from leaving, the report said.
Another man walked over and told Male to stop. The two men exchanged words, then as the other man walked away, Male backed his truck into him, the report said.
The victim was hit in his knees and the right side of his chest. He pulled himself into the bed of the truck to avoid being dragged underneath, the report said.
Male, of 6113 Louisiana Ave., was charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery. He remained Thursday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Road rage incident leaves driver accused of aggravated battery
The guy was tailgating him and swerving so Jason O'Dell let him pass, authorities said. But the 37-year-old pool cleaner caught up to the guy in the beige sedan at a stop sign at Embassy Boulevard and Glen Moor Lane and got out of his car to shout at him, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report.
"I live on this street," O'Dell yelled just before 10 a.m. April 10, according to authorities. Slow down.
In response, the sedan driver shifted into reverse, hit the gas and ran into O'Dell, who rolled up on the back of the car and shattered the windshield, authorities said. O'Dell's wife was with him and got the sedan's license plate number, leading investigators to Kirk T. Richardson, 31, of 7821 Monarda Drive in Jasmine Lakes. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated battery.
O'Dell, who lives on Glen Moor Lane, suffered injuries to his arm and hip, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Richardson fled the scene and replaced the rear windshield before he was located — but his car still had a dent in the trunk lid where O'Dell's body hit, a report states.
Richardson admitted he could have driven forward and avoided O'Dell, the report states.
He was released Wednesday evening from the Pasco jail on $10,000 bail.
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Deputies say man, 33, admitted to molesting an 11-year-old girl
A 33-year-old man was arrested Thursday on charges that he molested an 11-year-old girl.
The victim told deputies that Rockford Justin Rahman began touching her sexually after she turned 10, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report.
In an interview with detectives, Rahman admitted molesting the girl, the arrest report said.
Rahman, a truck driver who lives at 7530 Redmill Circle, was charged with sexual battery on a child under 12 and lewd and lascivious battery. He remained Thursday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $55,000 bail.