Fourth person arrested in necklace theft

By Times Wires
Published March 2, 2007

TAMPA - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Sam's Club employee in the theft of a $263,000 diamond necklace stolen from the warehouse club chain. Cindy Magnolia Hunt, 25, of 11500 W Summit Blvd., 27A, Temple Terrace, was arrested at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday on charges of grand theft over $100,000, jail records show. She is the fourth person arrested in the theft. Deputies say Hunt drove the getaway car and had agreed to a $5,000 payment for taking part in the theft. Hunt told jail workers she is employed as a shelf stocker at Sam's Club. It's unclear whether she worked at the same store where the necklace was stolen. The necklace was taken from the store Jan. 23 when thieves walked in during business hours, smashed a display case with a hammer and left with the jewelry.


Truck strikes teen crossing street

ST. PETERSBURG - A St. Petersburg teenager was seriously injured when he was struck by a semitrailer truck on Thursday, police said. Torey A. Hull, 17, was walking with a friend on a sidewalk along 43rd Street S at about 6 p.m. when they approached the intersection at Eighth Avenue. Hull proceeded to cross the street when he was struck by a 2005 Mack truck. The truck's driver, 55-year-old Donald L. Broom, of Clearwater, had made a wide right turn into the westbound lanes of Eight Avenue S. Police said the friend, whose name police did not release, saw the truck and stopped walking. Hull was knocked to the ground and run over by the trailer's four rear tires. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. No charges were filed.


Riverview woman dies in I-75 wreck

SUN CITY CENTER - A 49-year-old Riverview woman died after her sport utility vehicle overturned Wednesday afternoon. Marie M. Gaudin was killed after a pickup driven by Jonathan T. Rollan, 23, of Leesburg collided with the rear of her car while both drove southbound on Interstate 75, authorities said. Both vehicles rotated clockwise and entered the west shoulder just past the Sun City Center Boulevard exit ramp. Gaudin's car overturned and came to rest on its left side on the west shoulder while Rollan's truck landed in some nearby woods, authorities said. Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Rollan was transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital.