Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Search for girlfriend leads Hudson man to stranger's house

PORT RICHEY — Gregory Jerome Oras was arrested Friday afternoon after, deputies say, he went to a stranger's house, swung a knife at him, and then punched the man in the side of the head.

Russell Pascoe told deputies an unknown man — later identified as Oras — showed up at his Port Richey house looking for his own girlfriend. Pascoe told Oras he didn't know who Oras' girlfriend was and to leave, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report states. He said Oras got mad, drew his knife and swung it at him.

When Pascoe turned to run back inside his home, he told deputies, Oras punched him in the side of the head. Pascoe turned back to fight and held Oras on the ground until deputies arrived.

Oras told deputies the situation was the other way around, that Pascoe attacked and he used the knife to defend himself.

Deputies arrested Oras, of Hudson, on charges of simple battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He remained in Land O'Lakes jail Tuesday in lieu of $5,500 bail.

Search for girlfriend leads Hudson man to stranger's house 02/05/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:35pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Johnny Depp asks about assassinating the president at Glastonbury Festival (w/video)


    LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump.

    Actor Johnny Depp introduces a film at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Thursday, June 22, 2017. [Grant Pollard | Invision/AP]
  2. Morning after off day: Rays ready for slumping O's



  3. Florida education news: Charter schools, traveling man, lunch prices and more


    #HB7069: Now that it's law, HB 7069 has a new target on its back: Will it be challenged in court? Broward County Democrat Sen. Gary Farmer says he's doing all he can "to …

    Thousands of children attend Florida charter schools, which are growing in number and now stand to receive capital projects local tax revenue.
  4. Forecast: Hot, humid and mostly dry conditions prevail for St. Pete Pride weekend


    The threat of any lingering effects from Tropical Storm Cindy have passed, leaving behind a relatively dry — but hot and humid — St. Pete Pride weekend.

    Tampa Bay's 7-day forecast [WTSP]
  5. Florida Insiders: The state parties are dying; 'I heard someone long for the leadership of Jim Greer'


    For all the attention on Florida Democratic Chairman Stephen Bittel's bone headed gaffe this week, the diminished state of the once mighty Florida GOP today compared to even a few years ago is arguably more striking than the condition of the long-suffering Florida Democratic Party. A decade ago, no one would have …

    Florida Insider Poll