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Jack Evans - Breaking News and Pasco County Crime/Courts Reporter

Breaking News and Pasco County Crime/Courts Reporter

I cover crime, court cases and law enforcement in Pasco County, as well as breaking news across the Tampa Bay area. Nothing excites me more than finding and telling a compelling, human story that illustrates a complicated issue. If you've got tips or story ideas, I want to hear them. I grew up in Tennessee, went to college at Indiana University and started at the Times shortly after graduating in spring 2018, and I love Florida and its idiosyncrasies (except the 90-degree October days). When I'm not at work, I write songs and spend too much time on Twitter. Let's talk about books and what new (or old) music you're listening to.

  1. Medical Examiners Office personnel and Gainesville Police remove items from a Gainesville home after discovering jars of human tongues beneath the home Monday.
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  3. Former Port Richey mayor Dale Massad heads to trial Feb. 24 on five charges of attempted murder. He fired upon SWAT team members who were arresting him on a warrant at his home, but his attorneys will argue it is a stand your ground case.
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  5. Pasco County Sheriff's deputies said dental assistant Edwin Alvis, 37, sexually assaulted an 18-year-old patient who he was preparing for wisdom teeth-removal surgery.
  6. A Spring Hill woman in her mid-60s was critically injured Friday when she was attacked in her own front yard by a group of dogs who escaped from a neighbor’s home, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.
  7. A Spring Hill woman in her mid-60s was critically injured Friday when she was attacked in her own front yard by a group of dogs who escaped from a neighbor’s home, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.
  8. Keshawn Long, 19, faces charges of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, driving with a license suspended or revoked causing injury or death and auto theft, according to St. Petersburg police.
  9. Dale Massad is charged with attempted murder after authorities said he shot at a Pasco County Sheriff's Office SWAT team. Times (2019)
  10. Ex-Port Richey mayor Dale Massad smiles as he is escorted from court after a March 14 court hearing at the West Pasco Judicial Center in New Port Richey. TAILYR IRVINE   |   Times
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  12. Brena Kramer, the owner of Railroad Pass Equestrian Center, boards her horses in late January in an a undisclosed location after they were nearly stolen from her sanctuary in Zephyrhills. That incident happened about a month after three horses in three different central Florida counties were stolen, killed and butchered.
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  14. A sign outside Bailey's Pharmacy on 34th Street N in St. Petersburg advertises face masks, which have been selling out online and at other stores amid fears about coronavirus. As of Friday afternoon, the pharmacy had six boxes of masks left.
  15. Chris Billings, an assistant state attorney based in Pasco County, withdrew his candidacy for a county judge seat this week. Earlier this month, an attorney for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office reported in an internal memo that Billings made inappropriate comments to her during a phone call last month.
  16. A group photo of the graduating class from the 1976 Pinellas Police Academy, shows Curtis McCoy ll back row, 5th person from the left) who went on to become Largo's first black police officer.
  17. Police are seen near the location where a dog was shot by police after attacking a police horse along the Gasparilla parade route Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Tampa. Photo courtesy of Laura Josephson
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  19. Carlos Medina, a 16-year-old junior at Plant High School, is seen in this undated Facebook photo.
  20. Sydney Holton, left, and her friend Jordan Lewis yell for beads along the Gasparilla parade route on Saturday.
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  22. Ralph Wald and his wife, Johnna Flores, leave the Orient Road Jail on May 30, 2013, after Wald was acquitted in the fatal shooting of her lover.
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  24. Two babirusa pigs are shown at Lowry Park Zoo in this photo from 1995. A Tampa Bay couple is accused of distributing remnants from exotic animal species, including a babirusa skill.