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SUSPECT IN WOMAN'S DEATH FOUND IN MEXICO

Published Nov. 4, 2010

NEW PORT RICHEY

Erica Wiggins, 22, didn't think the man suspected of murdering her mother would ever be caught. Her mother, Diane Yeager-Lombard, 51, was shot May 2008 on their porch on Bahia Loop in Land O'Lakes. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office quickly zeroed in on a suspect - Justo Arturo Moreno-Gonzalez, then 45, who had been working in her neighborhood installing cable lines and offered to help spread dirt on her property. He developed an infatuation with Yeager-Lombard, which was rebuffed, authorities said. But detectives couldn't find him after the shooting and heard reports he had fled to Mexico. Soon after Yeager-Lombard's death, Moreno-Gonzalez's truck was found abandoned in Texas, authorities said. Authorities arrested him Oct. 28 in the southern Mexican town of Melchor Ocampo, officials said Wednesday. Authorities from both countries are working to bring him back to Florida.

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NEW PORT RICHEY

Man gets 4 years for attack at club

A man accused of grabbing a woman outside a club pleaded guilty to kidnapping last month and was sentenced to four years in prison. The 52-year-old woman told authorities she was attacked on Nov. 3, 2009, by a masked man who put his hand over her mouth and tried to drag her behind Club 727. She bit his hand and sprayed him with pepper spray, New Port Richey police said. He ran away, but blood from his hand was left on the woman's shirt, and authorities matched it to 22-year-old Adam Tyler Schmidt of New Port Richey. Schmidt is also being held on multiple warrants out of Orange County on charges of using a computer to seduce a minor and lewd or lascivious exhibition over an Internet service.

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DUNEDIN

Burglary pattern gives suspect away

Authorities asked the public Tuesday to help identify a man they believed committed a string of armed robberies in North Pinellas over the past 10 days. Turns out, they didn't need help. Pinellas County sheriff's deputies arrested 36-year-old Corey Cornell Donaldson of Largo on Wednesday. He was charged with two counts of armed robbery and driving while his license was suspended or revoked. Detectives noticed a pattern to the robberies and set up surveillance Wednesday in Dunedin and Clearwater, the Sheriff's Office said. During that operation, deputies saw a white Cadillac driving slowly through business parking lots. The man behind the wheel matched a description of the robber, the Sheriff's Office said.