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Digest

Crime journal

By TIMES WIRES
Published March 23, 2007


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Six arrested at house face drug charges

ZEPHYRHILLS - Deputies serving a search warrant arrested six people on drug charges Wednesday at 7432 Oakfield Lane, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Wolfgang O. Sommer, 60, Wolfgang Michael Sommer Jr., 22, Terry Allan Marbra, 43, Lloyd Lee Brockington, 60, and Carla Maria Crane, 39, all of Zephyrhills, and Earl Stanley Brockington, 50, of Daytona Beach were charged with a variety of drug offenses ranging from marijuana possession to drug trafficking. They all remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Thursday.

 

Janitor accused of touching girl's chest

CLEARWATER - Clearwater police arrested a school janitor Thursday on a charge he touched the chest of an 11-year-old female student. Drew Forman Zakrajsek , 38, a maintenance employee at Skycrest Elementary School, was arrested about noon and charged with one count of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child. Zakrajsek, of 100 Hampton Road in Clearwater, was being held Thursday night on $20,000 bail. Investigators believe he befriended the girl and gave her money, although they do not suspect the money was ever given in exchange for sexual favors.

 

Inmate arrested on new charge: rape

ZEPHYRHILLS - A 22-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the rape of a woman in November. Jermaine Lavin Harrison, 4620 Funk St., was arrested at the Land O'Lakes jail, where he has been held since November on charges of violating his probation and cocaine possession, records show. According to an arrest warrant, a woman says she remembers drinking Kool-Aid, and then feeling very tired. She passed out on Harrison's bed with him on top of her, the warrant said. She woke up to find her pants pulled down and ran from the house. Harrison was charged with sexual battery.

 

Man killed on U.S. 19 in morning crash

SPRING HILL - A man died Thursday morning when his car ran into a pickup truck at the intersection of Spring Hill Drive and U.S. 19. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred about 5:40 a.m. James Houtz, 34, was traveling south on U.S. 19. Timothy McKendree, 53, was northbound on U.S. 19, waiting to make a left turn. McKendree turned in front of Houtz and the two vehicles collided. Houtz died at the scene. FHP spokesman Larry Coggins said investigators were still trying to figure out whether McKendree had a turning arrow or whether Houtz had the right of way.

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