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Fire damages portion of vacant Ybor house

By Times Staff
Published October 17, 2005

TAMPA - A fire on Sunday damaged an abandoned wooden house at 2301 N 22nd St. in Ybor City.

No one was inside the bungalow-style house when firefighters responded to the blaze shortly after 1 p.m., Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Ron Pinner said. Firefighters kept the flames from spreading to neighboring homes south of Interstate 4.

The blaze destroyed much of the house, collapsing the rear portion.

The house has been boarded up for many months, Pinner said, noting that firefighters long have considered it a prime candidate for fire. They were investigating the cause of the blaze Sunday afternoon.

Deputy accused of using Mace on former husband

TAMPA - A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detention deputy was charged Sunday with felony battery. Shelia Marie Everett, 39, is accused of spraying her ex-husband with Mace during a Sunday morning argument, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Everett, a Falkenburg Road Jail deputy, also was charged with burglary for allegedly entering her ex-husband's home without permission. Everett has been employed with the Sheriff's Office since March 2004, officials said. She was held without bail Sunday evening at the Orient Road Jail.

Riverview pedestrian hit, killed on U.S. 301

TAMPA - A 24-year-old Riverview pedestrian died Saturday night crossing a dark stretch of U.S. 301.

About 8:45 p.m., Saul Ayala-Nava ran in front of a Toyota sport utility vehicle headed north on U.S. 301. Florida Highway Patrol investigators do not know why he darted into the road.

Ayala-Nava of 10004 Echo Mountain Drive in Riverview died in the crash. The Toyota's driver and two passengers were not injured.

[Last modified October 17, 2005, 01:18:14]

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