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Port Richey man charged in October bar brawl

Port Richey

24-year-old charged in October bar brawl

One man has been arrested in connection with an October bar fight that left the victim with a severely broken leg that required surgery.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Westley Burnett, 24, and another suspect "kicked and hit the victim" in the parking lot just outside Odell's Place at 11850 U.S. 19. The other suspect remains at large.

The victim now has pins and screws in his leg and suffered permanent scarring from the beating, authorities said. Burnett told an investigator "he was defending himself because the (victim) was running his mouth and ran towards him," the report states.

Burnett also admitted he hit the victim so hard "he received an injury on his hand from hitting the victim's leg bone."

Burnett, of 6901 Tierra Linda St. in Port Richey, was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated battery. He is being held at the Pasco jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Times staff

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