Two men were arrested on charges they robbed a woman, who had her 2-year-old daughter with her, at gunpoint outside the Arby's at 10442 U.S. 19, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. Lindsey Wilks, 18, drove Lacey Bergsten, 22, and Lacey's daughter, Isabella, to the fast-food restaurant about 8:15 p.m. Monday. After Wilks parked the car, two men approached the passenger side and demanded money from Bergsten, who gave them the $68 she had in her wallet, the report said. One of the men pointed a gun at Bergsten and her daughter, then the two robbers drove off in Ford pickup truck, the report said. A few hours later, deputies arrested Jeffrey Kenney, 21, and Devin Corsino, 18, at Corsino's home on Heath Drive. According to the report, both men said Wilks was part of the robbery plot. Authorities are investigating whether she had a role. Both men were charged with armed robbery with a firearm and are being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.
19-year-old found dead by his friends
Pasco deputies are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Lutz man who died after friends say he took methadone and alcohol. Sean Gilbert spent Monday pool-hopping and hanging out with friends in Land O'Lakes, according to deputies. The friends told deputies everyone fell asleep around noon. Gilbert never woke up. Gilbert had some beer and used methadone, his friends told deputies. One of the people at the scene, an 18-year-old man whose name deputies are not releasing, said that he and Gilbert wanted to attend the fire academy in the fall and were trying to get off methadone. Deputies say Gilbert's death doesn't appear suspicious. They are waiting for the toxicology results.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Man sentenced for fatal hit-and-run
Judy Jackson was walking north in a right turn lane on U.S. 19 when she was run over and killed nearly three years ago. Last month, Jason William Mapel took responsibility for the 49-year-old Hudson woman's death. Mapel, 32, of Port Richey, pleaded no contest to DUI and leaving the scene of a crash involving death. He was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to three years in prison, 12 years of probation and 120 hours of community service in a trauma center or emergency room. He can drive while on probation, but only to work. Mapel was accused of hitting Jackson on U.S. 19 near Jasmine Boulevard at 1:49 a.m. Sept. 2, 2004, then fleeing in his Toyota Camry.