Animal sanctuary owner is reported missing

Published Aug. 27, 1997|Updated Oct. 1, 2005

Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are searching for Jack Donald Lewis, who hasn't been seen since he left his residence at 12802 Easy St. on Aug. 18.

Lewis, 59, is the owner of Wildlife, an animal sanctuary, on Easy Street. He is described as 5-feet-10, 170 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes and a medium build.

His wife, Carol Anne Lewis, reported him missing on Aug. 19. His 1989 Dodge van was found at Pilot Country Airport in Pasco County, deputies said.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.

Mall's owner sued

over electrical fire

TAMPA _ An electrician who was severely burned in an electrical fire at Tampa Bay Center in 1994 is suing the corporation that owns the mall.

In a lawsuit filed in Hillsborough Circuit Court, David Michael Green of Pasco County says he was burned as a result of an explosion in the electrical transmission and distribution system he was working on. Negligence on the part of the limited partnership that owns the mall, Tampa Northwest Ltd., caused the accident, the suit says. Also named is the company's partner corporation Rouse-Tampa Inc., as well as the Rouse Co. and Rouse Management.

Green's wife and three sons are also plaintiffs. They are seeking unspecified damages.

Green and another worker, Samuel Suarez, suffered third-degree burns over large parts of their bodies in the fire Aug. 16, 1994. Suarez died from his injuries.