GIBSONTON - A Riverview man barged into his estranged wife's apartment and sprayed her and a companion with mace early Monday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies said Eddie Terry, 25, of 8615 Miller St., broke into an apartment house at 8504 Symmes Road just after midnight and sprayed mace in the face of Mamie Terry, 23, and Robert Dees, 25. Deputies said Dees hit Terry on the head with a beer bottle, causing a small cut. Terry was arrested and charged with armed burglary and aggravated battery. He was being held at the Hillsborough County Jail on $10,000 bond. Pair charged with drug possession
TAMPA - A husband and wife were charged with possession of cocaine Friday and detectives say the two were trading for stolen property, Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies said Monday. Sheriff's detectives searched the home of Domingo Alex Hernandez, 34, and his wife, Betty Sol Hernandez, 31, of 900 W Indiana Ave., said Capt. Richard F. Cipriano. According to a sheriff's report, deputies discovered two ounces of powder cocaine worth at least $6,000 as well as a VCR and television worth about $1,000. Detectives said they believe the two had been trading or selling cocaine for stolen property for at least a month at the home. Mrs. Hernandez also was charged with writing worthless checks. Monday, Hernandez was being held at the county jail in lieu of $15,000 bail and his wife was being held there in lieu of $15,600 bail.
Clothier's stolen goods are found
TAMPA - When Ron Neald went to a Seffner flea market last week, he noticed that a pile of clothing looked familiar. Upon inspection, he realized why: The clothes were his. Neald's clothing was taken in a massive break-in at a mini-storage warehouse in December, the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office said. Late last week, deputies arrested Agnes Schaffer, 49, and Kenneth Murrow, 21, and charged them with several counts of grand theft for the break-in. Officials said almost $25,000 worth of clothing was taken from Neald's mini-warehouse room at 105 Falkenburg Road. Neald, 31, is the owner of a clothing store in Seffner and he stores excess stock in the warehouse.
Atlanta mayor to speak at seminar
TAMPA - Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young will be in town this week to address the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks at a growth management seminar. Young, a Democrat who is making a bid for the Georgia governor's seat, will speak to the group Tuesday and also will meet privately with Mayor Sandy Freedman. The two mayors have never met, a Freedman spokesman said. The seminar will be held at the Tampa Airport Marriott from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Young is scheduled to address the group at 11:45 a.m.