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Pasco to move inmates to other jails

By TIMES STAFF
Published April 21, 2007


LAND O'LAKES

Facing an overcrowded jail, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office plans to send up to 50 nonviolent inmates to each of the jails in Citrus and Hernando counties. The Sheriff's Office wants the County Commission on Tuesday to approve the plan, which will cost nearly $53 per inmate per day, plus transportation costs. Already, 25 inmates have been sent to Hernando because the Sheriff's Office decided overcrowding was causing an emergency. The Land O'Lakes jail was designed for 726 inmates, but has long been over capacity. A 512-bed expansion is in the works.

BLANTON

Sketch released of would-be abductor

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with an attempted kidnapping on Blanton Road in Blanton, near Dade City on Tuesday. The 14-year-old victim, accosted as she got off her school bus, described her assailant as a white male about 40 years old. He asked her for directions and attempted to abduct her by grabbing her right arm. She managed to run away and the man drove off in a white, four-door vehicle. Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Tim Harris at 1-800-854-2862, ext. 5053.

Correction

Doug Tripp, owner of Tripp Trademark Homes, is a former Pulte executive. A story Friday was incorrect on his status with Pulte.