Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Suspect in shooting at Tarpon Springs Publix out of hospital, in jail

LARGO — The woman accused in the shooting death of a co-worker at the Tarpon Springs Publix was released from the hospital Thursday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Arunya Rouch, 41, arrived at the Pinellas County Jail about 3:30 p.m. and was being booked, said Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda.

Rouch faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Gregory Janowski, who was shot to death as he sat in his car in the Publix parking lot on March 30.

After shooting Janowski at close range, authorities said, Rouch went into the store at 40932 U.S. 19 N, chased some employees, then shot at police officers. A detective returned fire, wounding her.

She has been hospitalized since at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. Rouch will likely be transferred to the jail's medical wing once she is booked, Barreda said.

She also faces two counts each of aggravated assault and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

People booked into the county jail on felony charges normally have their first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. the following day. But court records were not clear Thursday afternoon if Rouch would see a judge Friday.

Check back with This Just In for more details.

Suspect in shooting at Tarpon Springs Publix out of hospital, in jail 05/13/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 5:07pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Applications for U.S. jobless aid tick up to still-low 241,000

    Working Life

    WASHINGTON — Slightly more people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications remained at a historically low level that suggests the job market is healthy.

    On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. [Associated Press]
  2. Study: States with legalized marijuana have more car crash claims

    Accidents

    DENVER — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.

    A close-up of a flowering marijuana plant in the production room of Modern Health Concepts' greenhouse on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. [C.M. Guerrero | Miami Herald/TNS]
  3. Black lawmaker: I was called 'monkey' at protest to change Confederate street signs

    Blogs

    A black state legislator says he was called a "n-----" and a "monkey" Wednesday by pro-Confederates who want Hollywood to keep three roads named after Confederate generals, including one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan.

    Rep. Shevrin Jones.
  4. Senate GOP set to release health-care bill (w/video)

    National

    WASHINGTON -— Senate Republicans on Thursday plan to release a health-care bill that would curtail federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the wealthy and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood as part of an effort to fulfill a years-long promise to undo Barack Obama's signature health-care law.

    From left, Uplift Executive Director Heidi Mansir, of Gardiner, Maine, former West Virginia State Rep. Denise Campbell, Elkins, W. Va., University of Alaska-Anchorage student Moira Pyhala of Soldotna, Alaska, and National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson appear before Democratic senators holding a hearing about how the GOP health care bill could hurt rural Americans, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was expected to push for a vote next week on the legislation, which would eliminate much of Obama's 2010 overhaul and leave government with a diminished role in providing coverage and helping people afford it. [Associated Press]
  5. Pasco fire station reopens after hundreds of bats forced crews out

    Human Interest

    Fire crews have returned to a Hudson fire station nearly two weeks after they were forced out by possibly thousands of bats.

    Fire crews returned to Station 39 in Hudson on June 21, 2017, nearly twoo weeks after the building was closed due to a rat infestation. [Times files]