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Spring Hill man accused of knocking stepson out of wheelchair

HUDSON — A Spring Hill man was arrested after deputies said he struck his stepson hard enough to knock him out of his wheelchair.

Donald Clark, 48, cuffed his adult stepson on the right side of his jaw Wednesday evening, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. His stepson uses a wheelchair because he broke his neck.

Clark also hit his wife, and the stepson told deputies that the woman fled her Hudson home to escape Clark.

Authorities say these actions violated Clark's probation. Last month, he was sentenced to six months of probation for several counts of possession of amphetamine and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Clark was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated abuse of a disabled adult and domestic battery. He was being held without bail Thursday at the Land O'Lakes jail.

Spring Hill man accused of knocking stepson out of wheelchair 06/07/12 [Last modified: Thursday, June 7, 2012 8:37pm]
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