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Woman accused of smacking 5-year-old

(ran PW, PS editions)

A 34-year-old woman was charged with child abuse after Pasco County sheriff's deputies said she struck a 5-year-old boy in the face several times on Dec. 13.

The boy suffered severe bruising to the left eye, ear and cheek, said deputies.

Sharyn Mary Munn of 14300 Tommy Trail, Hudson, was arrested at 10 a.m. on Thursday, records show.

She was booked into the county jail in Land O'Lakes and released Thursday on $1,000 bail.

Officials did not disclose the relationship between the boy and Munn, but said the child protection team is investigating the case.

Suspect in armed

threat is arrested

HOLIDAY _ In September, a 20-year-old man pulled a gun and threatened to "put a cap" into a father and his son, deputies said. He was arrested Thursday on an aggravated assault charge.

Jesse John Brooks of 5928 Maki Lane, New Port Richey, went to the Holiday home of an acquaintance at 6 p.m. on Sept. 4. The acquaintance's father opened the door and told Brooks that his son was not home.

Pasco County sheriff's deputies said Brooks showed the man a gun and threatened him. The man called authorities.

Brooks was arrested Thursday and released from the Pasco County Jail in Land O'Lakes that day on $10,000 bail.

Woman charged in September

attack with plastic tube

HUDSON _ A woman was charged Thursday with aggravated battery after she hit another person in the mouth with a plastic tube and cut the person's hair, said Pasco County sheriff's deputies.

Angie J. Dishon, 21, of 10928 Hedges St., New Port Richey, got into an argument with the victim on Sept. 26, deputies said. She hit the other person with the tube and chipped three of the person's teeth, said a report.

Details about the victim were unavailable Friday.

Dishon was released from the county jail in Land O'Lakes on $5,000 bond on Thursday.

Shoplifting suspect

fails in getaway

PORT RICHEY _ A 24-year-old New Port Richey man stole a $60 shirt from a store at the Gulf View Square mall on Thursday, then tried to trip up a sheriff's deputy who was chasing him by tipping over clothes racks, according to a report.

A clerk from a store called Iago walked up to Cpl. Ira Fogg at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday and pointed out a person who had just put on the shirt and walked out of her store.

Fogg asked the man to take the shirt off, and he did. The man, later identified as John David Christopher, ran off, forcing Fogg to chase him through the mall.

Fogg said Christopher pulled three clothes racks down, in hopes of tripping the deputy in JCPenney.

Christopher, of 11260 Treeline Drive, New Port Richey, was charged with three counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, one count of resisting arrest with violence and one count of petty theft. He was held at the county jail in lieu of $3,100 bail.