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Spectator at trial arrested on warrant

Published April 25, 2007



Turns out the courtroom is the wrong place to be if there's an outstanding warrant for your arrest. Johnny Peyton, 21, a former Pasco High football standout, was arrested in the Pasco County Courthouse on Tuesday while watching the Alfredie Steele Jr. murder trial. A bailiff knew about the warrant and noticed Peyton was a spectator. Dade City police were called. Captain David Duff said officers went to the courthouse and arrested Peyton for violation of probation from a misdemeanor charge of trespassing on school grounds. The University of South Florida said it dismissed Peyton from its Division I-A football team in February 2006, but he said he left of his own accord.


Center offers stroke screening

A promotional stroke screening involving ultrasound technology to identify plaque buildup within the carotid arteries of the neck is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. This buildup is the number one cause for stroke. Cost is $45 and reservations are required by calling (727) 869-5498 or (888) 741-5119.


Shoot a shotgun, see charities smile

Gun enthusiasts are invited to a shooting competition to benefit local youth charities. Sheriff Bob White's sixth annual Shotgun Shootout is scheduled for Saturday at the Silver Dollar Shooters Club, 17202 Target Way, Odessa. Featured this year is the trap-shooting event, in which entrants fire upon airborne clay disks. Registration costs start at $125 for individuals and $600 for five-member teams. Same-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; shooting will start about 8 a.m. For information, call Executive Assistant Terry Phayre at (727) 844-7726.


Program helps seniors pay bills

Community Aging and Retirement Services, better known as CARES, has launched a "bill payer" program to help seniors set up a budget, write checks and balance their checkbooks. The free service is available to seniors age 60 and older who have low to moderate income and need help because of a visual or physical impairment or mild memory loss. The program also needs volunteers to provide the assistance. If you need help or would like to volunteer, call CARES Administrative Office at (727) 862-9291, ext. 224.


In Tuesday's story about the Zephyrhills council meeting, the name of Progress Energy representative Nancy Loehr was misspelled.

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