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Six-foot fox disappears from Trinity golf club

Published Feb. 28, 2006

TRINITY - Fox Hollow Golf Club is missing its fox.

The approximately 6-foot-tall fox statue had been at the main staging area of the club, in front of the flag pole overlooking the putting greens, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. The club's assistant golf pro, Brian Cummings, said that sometime between about 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, the statue was taken, the report said.

The statue has a brown face and wears green and white clothes. Anyone with information about the theftwas asked to call the Pasco County Sheriff's Office tip line at (800) 706-2488.

"Somebody knows something," sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said Monday.

High-speed chase in stolen car ends in arrest

HOLIDAY - A 42-year-old Fernandina Beach man was arrested Sunday night after a high-speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle that began in Pinellas County.

Robert Dennis Hyers faces charges of grand theft, reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, and fleeing to elude in a high-speed pursuit.

Late Sunday night, a Pinellas County sheriff's lieutenant was chasing a stolen 2004 Nissannorth on U.S. 19in excess of 100 mph, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report said.

Pasco County deputies assisted by setting up Stop Sticks, stopping traffic and blocking off several major intersections along U.S. 19.

After turning onto several streets, and driving through several red lights, the Nissan headed south on Rowan Road.

The Pinellas County lieutenant stopped the vehicle by ramming it with his patrol car.

When Hyers got out of the vehicle he "kept saying he was high on crack cocaine" and that's why he drove so recklessly, the report said.

Hyers was held Monday in lieu of $22,000 bail at the county jail in Land O'Lakes.

Pensacola man accused

of stabbing his brother

NEW PORT RICHEY - A 24-year-old Pensacola man was arrested early Monday morning after witnesses said he stabbed his brother in the arm with scissors.

James Lee Hurley faces one charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The scissors punctured Edwin Hurley's left biceps, leaving a section of the muscle protruding from the skin, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report said.

James Hurley was held on Monday in lieu of $10,000 bail at the county jail in Land O'Lakes.