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Deputy Tasers couple after traffic stop turns violent

Published July 19, 2006

WIMAUMA - A sheriff's deputy deployed a Taser gun on two people Tuesday after a routine traffic stop turned violent, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

Ruben Pablo, 30, of 5211 Edina St. in Wimauma refused three times to sign a speeding citation after Deputy Daniel Brock pulled him over at 6 p.m. at West Lake Drive and Edina St., a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

When Pablo verbally and physically resisted, Brock used a Taser to subdue him, spokeswoman Debbie Carter said.

Soon after, Pablo's wife, Mirreya Lucas, 30, arrived at the scene and attacked the deputy Carter said, ripping the buttons of his shirt and scratching him.

Brock used his Taser again, this time at the woman. Both were booked into Orient Road Jail.

Pablo was charged with refusing to sign a citation and resisting arrest.

Lucas, who also called 911 several times on her way to the scene, was charged with resisting arrest with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer and making false 911 calls.

[Last modified July 19, 2006, 06:36:02]

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