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Women arrested in Pasco domestic dispute

NEW PORT RICHEY

Woman arrested in domestic dispute

Richard Brewer was arrested Tuesday night on a charge he battered his wife. But when his wife didn't want him to go to jail, she ended up there herself.

It started with the couple arguing outside their home at 7932 Cherrytree Lane, according to a Pasco sheriff's report. Richard Allen Brewer, 32, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery, accused of striking his wife's leg and pushing her down. But deputies say his wife refused to cooperate with the investigation, then tried to open the door to the sheriff's cruiser that held her arrested husband. Lacy Brewer also kept shoving a deputy, the report said, despite his warnings to stop.

"I don't care," she told the deputy, said the report. "Arrest me." So he arrested Lacy Brianne Brewer, 26, on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer without violence.

The husband was released from jail on his own recognizance Wednesday, but his wife remained there that evening in lieu of $150 bail.

HUDSON

Storm shelter can be built to old wind limit

Pasco County won federal approval Wednesday to build its regional hurricane shelter to withstand 160 mph winds — not the 200 mph requirement under the latest guidelines.

The exemption, granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, means the county won't have to scramble to find another $4.2-million to build the shelter. The county secured up to $7.6-million two years ago to build the shelter under the 160 mph standard, but FEMA raised the design standard last November without doling out more dollars. Local and state officials had argued the higher wind standard made sense for tornadoes, but was not necessary for hurricanes.

The exemption letter from FEMA, addressed to Gov. Charlie Crist, also allows shelters in St. Lucie, Duval, Highlands and Hillsborough counties to come in under the old standard.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Man accused in hit-run has suspended license

Edward C. Russo Jr.'s driver's license has been suspended 10 times. But he was nonetheless behind the wheel Tuesday, according to authorities, when he hit an 11-year-old girl on her bike and then drove off.

The girl was treated at a local hospital for cuts on her left forearm and other injuries. Russo, 45, was arrested on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury and cited for knowingly driving with a suspended license.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the girl's mother said her daughter rode her bike from the driveway onto Beau Lane when Russo's westbound van hit her. Witnesses jotted down the van's tag, the FHP report said, and identified Russo as the driver. Russo said the girl rode into the side of his van and that he left his contact information. Records show that New York declared Russo a sex offender in 1982 and that he has a long record of criminal and driving infractions in Florida.

Russo, of 6125 Seabreeze Drive in Port Richey, remained in the county jail on Wednesday, in lieu of $5,250 bail.

Women arrested in Pasco domestic dispute 06/04/08 [Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2008 7:46pm]
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