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Suspect in shooting at Brooksville carwash is caught

BROOKSVILLE — Dade City police have arrested a 19-year-old man who was wanted in connection with a shooting last month at a Brooksville carwash.

Kenneth Dwayne Newsome was taken into custody at a home at 37301 Beauchamp Avenue in Dade City on Tuesday morning. Brooksville police had issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of attempted murder, armed robbery and armed burglary.

He remains in the Pasco County jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

Brooksville police said a masked gunman tried to rob Leroy Goodson, owner of One Stop Car Wash at 1207 E Jefferson St., late on the night of April 14 as he was getting into his vehicle.

Police said Goodson, 63, fought with the suspect and was shot in the inner thigh during the skirmish. The suspect then fled east along Smith Street toward Union Street.

Goodson was taken to Brooksville Regional Hospital and later released. A search of the area failed to locate the suspect.

During the investigation, detectives identified Newsome as the gunman and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Newsome later confessed, according to the report.

While at the home in Dade City, officers also arrested Lawrence Patrick Newsome, 30, for allegedly running a methamphetamine lab in one of the bedrooms. Lawrence Newsome later told authorities that he was addicted to meth and was only helping someone else with the manufacturing process.

Newsome was charged with attempted manufacture of methamphetamine and taken to the Pasco County Jail. It wasn't immediately clear if he was related to Kenneth Dwayne Newsome.

Suspect in shooting at Brooksville carwash is caught 05/19/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:09pm]
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