Man raised cane, officer rasied taser

Published January 4, 2007

A Tampa police officer deployed a Taser on a 69-year-old who threatened to beat her with a cane, police say. Nathaniel West Youman of 3205 21st St. was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, jail records show. Youman was arrested shortly after midnight Wednesday. Police say he was causing trouble at Gene's Bar at 2932 22nd St. and was removed by Officer Stephanie Haley. Haley gave Youman a second chance, taking him home and turning him over to the care of a relative, said police spokeswoman Andrea Davis. But Youman refused to calm down, striking his relative with a cane and then raising the cane the officer, Davis said. Haley used a Taser on Youman and took him to jail. He remained in jail Wednesday on $2,000 bail.

Ankle bracelet gave felon away

An Orlando felon will spend the next 19 years in prison after wearing his electronic ankle monitor while taking his guns to be repaired. Robert Tim Martin, 29, brought a semiautomatic pistol to an Orange County firearms dealer on Jan. 25, 2006. Two days later, he returned with a second one to be repaired. Problem was, Martin had previous convictions for battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery, accessory to first-degree murder and attempted robbery. He was on house arrest at the time. Under federal law, convicted felons aren't supposed to own handguns. Two eagle-eyed clerks spotted his ankle monitor and called authorities. A federal jury found Martin guilty in October. He was sentenced in Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Anne Conway in Tampa.

Car burglar adds insult to injury

A 24-year-old woman learned a valuable lesson about locking car doors when she went outside to find her underwear hanging on some nearby trees. Angela Huff told deputies that she went out about 9 a.m. Tuesday to find that her unlocked 2006 Nissan had been burglarized, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report said. The thief took a bracelet, a purse and perfume but decided to decorate Lawrence Avenue with the clothes. No arrests had been made in the case.

Driver charged in fatal wreck on I-75

A 27-year-old Fort Myers man faces a driving under the influence manslaughter charge after his sport utility vehicle overturned Tuesday on Interstate 75, killing his 32-year-old brother and injuring his 33-year-old brother, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers say Aristeo Arriaga was driving a 1997 Toyota south on I-75 near Sun City Center when he lost control. The SUV overturned several times, said Trooper Larry Coggins. The impact killed Estanislao Arriaga in the front passenger seat, Coggins said. The other brother, Edulfo Arriaga, was in the back seat. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries, Coggins said. Arriaga faces charges of DUI manslaughter, DUI with serious bodily injury and driving without a valid driver's license resulting in death. He was hospitalized with serious injuries and was arrested at Tampa General, Coggins said.