(ran PW, PS editions)
A 46-year-old Port Richey man faced a domestic battery charge on Monday after he was arrested in his yard screaming that he was going to kill his wife, his arrest report said.
Jerre Southern, 7632 Dale Drive, was arrested at 12:07 a.m. Monday after neighbors called Pasco County sheriff's deputies, saying they heard a commotion. According to Southern's arrest report, his wife told deputies that while they were driving home, Southern slammed her head into the window of a car, and later broke out the passenger-side window.
The woman said she left Southern and walked home to find all her clothes in the front yard. She told deputies she was gathering her belongings when Southern came home.
According to the report, Southern jumped headfirst through the front window of their home, and his wife ran out of the garage and into a car. She said Southern was shouting that he was going to kill her the whole time.
The report said Southern jumped on his wife's car when she was pulling out of the driveway, only to fall off. As he was trying to get up, a sheriff's deputy arrived. A struggle ensued, and a deputy used pepper spray to subdue Southern with a neighbor's help.
While under arrest, accounts say, Southern continued to shout that he was going to kill his wife and later told paramedics and others that he was going to kill her.
Southern was taken to the Land O'Lakes jail facing a charge each of domestic battery, domestic assault, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct. He was held on $11,000 bail Monday night.
Woman says she was
attacked early Monday
NEW PORT RICHEY _ A New Port Richey woman told Pasco County sheriff's deputies that a man she didn't know grabbed her, knocked her down, kicked her and stole her purse early Monday morning, a report said.
The woman said she was walking near Antrim Street near Marmoset Drive at 12:25 a.m. Monday when a man came up to her. She told deputies that the man grabbed her purse, and she fought with him.
The man pushed her down, kicked her several times in the stomach and stole her purse, she said.
She described the man as being in his 20s, having blond hair and standing 6 feet tall with a slender build. She said he had a tattoo on his right forearm.
Man and woman jailed,
face battery charges
NEW PORT RICHEY _ A man and a woman were arrested early Monday morning after several people went to a house for a fight and a man was cut with a knife attached to a metal pipe, New Port Richey police reported.
Dylan Ingalls, 22, 7422 New York Ave. in Hudson, and Bernadette Rhoden, 35, 9405 Rainbow Lane in Port Richey, were arrested at a 7-Eleven on Trouble Creek Road at 1:09 a.m. Monday.
According to their arrest reports, Rhoden brought several people to a home on Shane Lane just after midnight Monday to confront a man, not named in the arrest reports. The report said Rhoden handed Ingalls a four-inch metal pipe with a knife attached, and Ingalls cut a man with it.
The man's condition was unavailable Monday.
According to Ingalls' arrest report, police found he had two violation of probation warrants out for his arrest.
Ingalls and Rhoden were taken to the Land O'Lakes jail. Ingalls faced charges of aggravated battery and two counts of violating his probation, Rhoden faced two charges of battery and one count of aggravated battery. Ingalls was held on $12,000 bail, and Rhoden was held on $11,000 bail Monday night.