Second porn star arrested in Pasco sex party slaying

Somehow, the fugitive ended up in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Jason Andrews, a 27-year-old DJ and adult film star, was accused of killing a man in May after a New Port Richey sex party. A trail of text messages tied him to the attack, and Andrews' DNA was found on a wooden-handled knife used in the murder, Pasco County sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said.

Andrews' girlfriend and suspected accomplice, Amanda Logue, 28, was arrested at her husband's home in Georgia. But other than a Twitter message posted days before her arrest — "Amanda, please tell me you're fine" — Andrews dropped off the grid.

He was on the run.

On July 8, he interviewed for a job as a shift manager at Chattanooga Billiard Club, an upscale cigar lounge with billiards and darts. Two patrons — Andrews' brother and a friend — vouched for him, manager Mike Schumaker told the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Club owner Phil Windham, 61, said Andrews went through three rigorous interviews.

"He shined," Windham said.

Andrews told Windham he'd been in the Marines for nearly 10 years and, after visiting Chattanooga, he fell in love with the town and wanted to stay. He said he was from Kansas. He was handsome, polite and articulate. Andrews — who gave his real name and Social Security number — was hired on the spot.

Then at 9 p.m. Thursday, just one week on the job, Andrews rounded the bar and came face-to-face with a deputy U.S. Marshal holding a first-degree murder warrant.

A tip to Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay gave up Andrews' location. The U.S. Marshals and the Chattanooga Police Department joined forces to capture Andrews in the crowded pub.

One deputy stepped into Andrews' path and identified himself. Another appeared right behind him. Andrews was surprised but didn't struggle.

"There was nowhere for him to go," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Paul Salayko.

Andrews is being held at Hamilton County jail in Tennessee, awaiting extradition to Pasco County.

Andrews and Logue — a fetish model and porn star who used the name Sunny Dae — are accused of murdering Dennis "Scooter" Abrahamsen, a 41-year-old biker who ran a tattoo parlor on State Road 52. Logue was hired as a prostitute for a sex party at Abrahamsen's house that continued nearly till dawn May 15. Abrahamsen was found dead by a relative May 16 on a massage table in his home at 8250 Sycamore Drive. He had been bludgeoned with a sledgehammer and stabbed multiple times in the back.

Court documents reveal Logue and Andrews sent each other text messages plotting the attack.

"I'm so glad you're really commited to this take. Keep eyes for a knife, etc for me!" Andrews sent to Logue, records state.

Authorities say the couple stole $6,000 in cash from Abraham­sen's house, along with cameras and a laptop. Then they were arrested May 18 on charges of stealing $67.97 worth of clothes from Beall's in Largo.

Detectives then questioned them about the murder, but both were released on bail. By the time Logue was arrested on the murder charge May 27, Andrews had vanished.

The couple met last October, when a pornography studio called Forbidden Gem flew actors and crew members to a rental house in New York City for a weeklong shoot of sex scenes that would be sold on DVD and the Internet. Both had worked in the adult film business, came with good references and were "capable performers," Forbidden Gem founder Naomi St. Claire told the Times last month.

They arrived in Florida earlier this year to shoot sex scenes at Tampa Bay motels and beaches, according to posts on their Twitter accounts.

Windham, the Chattanooga club owner, said he was at a convention in Las Vegas when his employees called to tell him about Andrews' arrest. They were shocked and upset. In his hotel room, Windham opened his laptop and searched Andrews' name. He found the stories — and felt "duped," he said.

Windham has been in business for 28 years, working as the sole employee at a small pub and growing it into an upscale club with two locations. He's in the people business. And nothing about Andrews seemed off.

"I didn't see anything that would raise a red flag," Windham said. "He made eye contact. He was quick to answer questions."

One good thing is, with news of the shift manager vacancy, he's had a slew of resumes come in. He's telling all applicants there will be a background check.

Times researcher Shirl Kennedy contributed to this story. Erin Sullivan can be reached at esullivan@sptimes.com or (727) 869-6229.

Second porn star arrested in Pasco sex party slaying 07/16/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 16, 2010 9:45pm]

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