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Dade City man arrested on gambling, drug charges

A Dade City man was charged Friday with gambling, resisting arrest and possession of small amounts of narcotics outside the Family Market on Lock Street.

Willie Lee Bradberry, 36, of N 10th Street was booked into the East Pasco Detention Center on a total bond of $21,600.

Two detectives from the Pasco Sheriff's Office were conducting an investigation of illegal gambling in Dade City when they allegedly observed Bradberry and six other suspects playing a dice game,craps. One officer reported he heard Bradberry state "The point is five," a phrase commonly used in the game.

Bradberry refused to cooperate with detectives during his arrest, which gave the other six suspects time to flee. One officer reported that Bradberry dropped a matchbox on the floor. A search of the box uncovered a trace amount of crack cocaine. Bradberry was searched and detectives said they found one tablet of Vicodin, a painkiller for which he did not have a prescription.

Bradberry was charged with gambling, possession of crack cocaine, resisting arrest without violence and possession of a controlled substance. He was transported and held in the Central Pasco Detention Center in Land O'Lakes on Saturday.

Student arrested at

Pasco Comprehensive

DADE CITY _ An angry student was arrested at Pasco Comprehensive High School on Friday after she allegedly threatened several students and teachers with violence then punched and kicked Pasco County deputies who tried to restrain her.

The unidentified juvenile, whose age was listed as 13, had been issued a discipline referral to the administrative office when the threats reportedly began. Deputies were called when the girl would not calm down. A deputy warned her that an arrest was possible. She allegedly punched and kicked the officers before she was wrestled to the ground.

Two men charged

with spouse abuse

PORT RICHEY _ Two men were arrested Friday in two alleged, unrelated incidents of spouse abuse that involved arguments over children.

Gary L. Downs, 34, of Karen Drive, Lutz, was charged with spouse battery and simple child abuse after he reportedly struck his 15-year-old nephew during a disturbance. The suspect's wife, Debora Downs, told authorities that she was pushed into a sliding glass door by her husband when she intervened.

Kevin Sheffler, 34, of Morris Bridge Road, Zephyrhills, was charged with simple battery upon a spouse and violation of a domestic injunction. Sheffler allegedly went to his estranged wife's home to visit their children when an argument began and he grabbed and shook the woman.

Both suspects posted $500 bonds Friday at the Central Pasco Detention Center.