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Wesley Chapel man accused of molesting girls

(ran East edition)

A 41-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and faces charges of lewd and lascivious molestation after two girls, ages 10 and 12, told Pasco sheriff's deputies he molested them on more than five occasions two years ago.

Deputies arrested Clyde Fountain at his home on Mangrove Drive. He was being held Thursday at the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Stabbing sends one to hospital, one to jail

ZEPHYRHILLS _ A 29-year-old man was stabbed in the chest early Thursday morning and a 40-year-old man was later arrested, Pasco sheriff's officials said.

Deputies arrested Francis Damian Straughn of Cameo Street at 2:37 a.m. He is accused of stabbing Kevin Warren Stevens in the chest with a knife while talking to him at 4233 Gall Blvd. No. 10.

A 30-year-old woman told deputies she noticed Stevens bleeding at the scene and attempted to get the tag number on the vehicle Straughn was driving away. Straughn allegedly tried to strike her with the vehicle.

Stevens was treated and released from East Pasco Medical Center. Straughn faces charges of aggravated battery and aggravated assault and was being held at the county jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.