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Zephyrhills man living in backyard shed accused in stabbing


Man living in shed accused in stabbing

A man who lives in a backyard shed is accused of stabbing another man in the neck Monday evening, leaving a quarter-inch incision but no serious injuries, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office reported.

Deputies who responded about 8:30 p.m. Monday to the home at 37501 Marcliff Ter. found Randy Keith Sharp, 49, living in a shed on the property. Sharp gave deputies permission to search the shed, where they found a knife with fresh blood on the blade, the sheriff's report said.

Underneath the mattress, deputies also found an unmarked plastic bag with 69 Valium pills, the report said.

Sharp, who told deputies he is an electronic tech for an appliance store, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

He remained Tuesday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

The report doesn't say what prompted the fight.


Deputies: Woman pawned stolen ring

Melanie Perez walked into Jasmine Jewelry and Pawn on March 22 to pawn a woman's ring with 11 diamonds in it.

Only problem: It wasn't hers, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say it belonged to a woman who spent the night at Perez's New Port Richey home.

When confronted by deputies, Perez admitted taking the ring and pawning it, the report said. She was arrested Monday on charges of dealing in stolen property and false verification of ownership.

Perez, who is 24 and unemployed, remained at the jail Tuesday in lieu of $10,000 bail.

The report says the ring is valued at $1,100.

Perez received $30 for it.


Man faces numerous theft, burglary charges

Before the break-ins could begin, Keith Basora needed a ride, authorities said.

Basora, 23, didn't have a car or a valid license, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. He asked an acquaintance if he could use her 1996 Plymouth Neon, but she said no and hid the keys. About 1 a.m. Thursday, Pasco authorities say, Basora took the car anyway.

Then he got a 16-year-old friend, who has a license, to drive him to Lexington Oaks, where Basora broke into a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country van parked in a driveway on Flying Ebony Lane, the sheriff's report says.

Basora removed a radio faceplate valued at $100 from that vehicle. Then a law enforcement officer saw him breaking into another car on the same street, and he alerted authorities.

Basora was charged with auto burglary, petit theft and grand theft auto. He was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a child for involving the teenager as an accomplice, authorities said.

Basora is being held in lieu of $12,400 bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.

Zephyrhills man living in backyard shed accused in stabbing 04/07/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:53pm]
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