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Port Richey man held on 2 charges

A Port Richey man was being held without bail Sunday after being charged with breaking into a man's house and trying to stab him with a butcher knife.

Deputies said they also found a meat cleaver and barbecue fork on 30-year-old James Yuhasz.

Yuhasz, of 11725 Key Lime Drive in Port Richey, was charged with armed burglary and aggravated assault.

Frank Marcrie, 36, was already calling the Sheriff's Office about 1:40 a.m. Sunday when Yuhasz broke the chain on the back door of the house, he told police.

Yuhasz entered the house, argued with Marcrie and then pulled the butcher knife on him, the report said. Marcrie was able to disarm Yuhasz and push him out the door.

Deputies arrested him in some nearby woods.

Son charged with taking

VCR from father's home

PORT RICHEY _ Joseph Parrinello returned home with his two brothers from a wedding late Saturday night to find his adult son removing his videocassette recorder from the house, according to Sheriff's Office reports.

When Parrinello, 71, confronted 38-year-old William Joseph Parrinello, he noticed the son had taken numerous other items, the report said.

The younger Parrinello reacted by hitting his two 60-year-old uncles several times in the face, reports said.

William Joseph Parrinello, of 7220 Ivanhoe Drive in New Port Richey, then chased the uncles into a relative's home and barricaded himself in the bathroom until sheriff's deputies police removed him, according to reports.

He was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, grand theft, resisting arrest with violence and trespassing.

Parrinello was being held Sunday in lieu of $7,750 bail.