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Pinellas Sheriff's Office seek help in catching sexual assault suspect

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help sought to nab suspect in sex assault

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 57-year-old Palm Harbor woman early Friday. Christopher Lee Granado, 40, of 706 Sparrow Ave., Palm Harbor, whom the victim knows, entered her home through an unlocked front door about 2 a.m., and attacked her, hitting her in the face with enough force to break her bones, sheriff's officials said. The victim's adult daughter walked in on the assault and was struck by the suspect before he ran away. Granado is white, 6 feet 3, 170 pounds and has brown hair, a mustache and goatee. The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information to call Detective Keith Johnson at (727) 582-6200 or call 1-800-873-TIPS.

CLEARWATER

2 men accused of trying to sell drug

James Alderman, 40, of Tampa and Jason Scott Gonzalez, 26, of Largo were arrested by Clearwater Police on Thursday, charged with attempting to sell a methamphetamine commonly known as Ecstasy. Clearwater detectives arranged a meeting in a parking lot on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and made the arrests. Detectives seized 479 pills and a 1999 Cadillac sedan.

MIDCOUNTY

Causeway closed tonight, Sunday

Mid-county residents ought to think twice before heading to and from the beaches tonight and Sunday. The Belleair Causeway Bridge will be shut down in both directions for 24 hours beginning at 7 p.m. Drivers will need to use the Memorial Causeway to the north or the Indian Rocks Bridge to the south.

INSIDE

Church awaits its new pastor

Pam Smith has had some high-paying jobs, but she expects more personal satisfaction from her next role: pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Clearwater. Religion, Page 4

Clarification

Echocardiograms are available for children in eighth through 12th grade at the 15th annual Highlight on Health Children's Health Fair today. A story Friday was unclear on the eligible ages.

Pinellas deaths

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Lee, Isabella B.

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Pinellas Sheriff's Office seek help in catching sexual assault suspect 07/25/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 8:59am]

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