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Pinellas-Pasco assistant state attorney jailed after Outback Bowl incident

TAMPA — A Pinellas-Pasco assistant state attorney spent Tuesday night in the Hillsborough County Jail following an incident at the Outback Bowl, jail records show.

David Elbert Little, 29, of Tampa was arrested at 4:41 p.m. Tuesday at Raymond James Stadium and faces misdemeanor charges of trespassing on property and obstructing and opposing officers without violence after warnings. He was released on $1,000 bail early Wednesday.

Little referred the Tampa Bay Times to his attorney when reached by telephone.

Little was not allowed to return to work Wednesday as his superiors review the circumstances of his arrest, said Bruce Bartlett, chief assistant state attorney for the Pinellas-Pasco circuit. Little currently works in the agency's felony division.

Bartlett said he heard the arrest stemmed from an altercation in the stands where Little was punched in the face. The state attorney's office will conduct interviews with all the parties involved to find out the details of the incident.

"I'm somewhat conservative in jumping to conclusions," Bartlett said. "I just want to make a decision as to what really happened."

Little was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2011 and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 2010, according to Florida Bar records.

Times news researcher John Martin contributed to this report.

Pinellas-Pasco assistant state attorney jailed after Outback Bowl incident 01/02/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 6:07pm]
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