A 21-year-old man with a history of burglary convictions was arrested early Sunday after he tripped an alarm while breaking into a country club restaurant, according to Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports. Thomas James Six, of Blueberry Trail in New Port Richey, also was wanted on charges of violating probation from a July conviction on burglary and grand theft charges, according to court records.
Six's bail, which had been $100,000 under Circuit Judge Lynn Tepper's arrest warrant, grew to $130,000 after an inmate at the West Pasco Detention Center told corrections officers that Six had brought drugs into the jail Sunday, sheriff's reports said. Officers searched Six and found a small bag of marijuana in his sock and a marijuana cigarette in his pocket.
Six's problems began about 12:30 a.m. Sunday when he tripped an alarm after smashing a rear window in the restaurant area of the Magnolia Valley Country Club, 7223 Massachusetts Ave., the reports said.
Deputies responded, and Six surrendered after a search. He was charged with burglary and later accused of introducing contraband into the detention center for bringing 1.5 grams of marijuana into jail.