Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Port Charlotte man charged in beating of pregnant woman in Pasco

LUTZ — A 23-year-old man is accused of severely beating a pregnant woman in Lutz, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The woman was interviewed at a hospital, and said Jesus A. Oliva of Port Charlotte attacked her at 5:45 a.m. Friday.

The woman, who is 17 weeks pregnant, said Oliva slapped her, pulled her hair and kicked her several times in the back. Oliva denied beating her, according to a report.

He is charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. As of Saturday afternoon, he was being held in the county jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Car sped off with child clinging on, police say

ZEPHYRHILLS — Authorities say Linda Van Allen, 59, sped out of the Zephyrhills Police Department's parking lot Friday afternoon with a 9-year-old child clinging to her driver's side door.

A report says the child "latched" onto the door at 3:16 p.m. and held on as Van Allen left the lot "at a high rate of speed." She drove out onto the street, then back into the parking lot at 6118 Eighth St. — still speeding, the report says.

The child was still hanging on to her car when she stopped. The relationship between Van Allen and the child was not disclosed.

She was arrested and is charged with child neglect. Van Allen, of 5500 10th St. in Zephyrhills, was released from the Land O'Lakes jail Saturday on $5,000 bail.

Capt. Robert McKinney wouldn't speak specifically about the case, but said the department's parking lot is commonly used for child custody exchanges. The child was not injured during the incident.

Port Charlotte man charged in beating of pregnant woman in Pasco 01/02/10 [Last modified: Saturday, January 2, 2010 2:02pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Why the Lightning would consider trading Jonathan Drouin

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — This summer, the Lightning could trade one of its most dynamic young players ever.

    Wing Jonathan Drouin could be the only piece that Tampa Bay has to acquire a badly needed top-tier defenseman.
  2. Ryan Hunter-Reay running strong as he seeks a second Indianapolis 500 title

    Auto racing

    Ryan Hunter-Reay isn't a big jewelry fan.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won Indy in 2014, is a contender for a second title in today’s 101st running. He qualified 10th, had the third-fastest practice lap and his team is looking strong.
  3. As Trump's overseas trip ends, crisis grows at home (w/video)


    President Donald Trump headed home Saturday to confront a growing political and legal threat, as his top aides tried to contain the fallout from reports that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is a focus of investigations into possible collusion between Russia and the president's campaign and transition teams.

    President Donald Trump waves as he exits Marine One on Saturday at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy. After a nine-day trip overseas, the president is returning to Washington.
  4. Tributes pour in for Zbigniew Brzezinski, an 'influential voice' in politics (w/video)


    WASHINGTON — Well before he went to the White House in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.

    Foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski died Friday.
  5. One year after deaths, Sunset Music Festival kicks off with emphasis on water and security

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Before the beat drops, or even builds, you hear Steve-O.

    "If you don't get water you're lame!"

    "Hey! Free water! Come on!"

    Steve "Steve-O" Raymond motions to guests making the line to grab free water bottle at the entrance of the Sunset Music Festival on the grounds of the Raymond James Stadium parking lot in Tampa. ( LUIS SANTANA   |   Times)