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Man guilty in attacks on wife, officers

By Times staff writers

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 10, 2001


BROOKSVILLE -- A man previously convicted of killing his wife pleaded guilty to multiple charges Friday stemming from an incident when his new wife told police he also threatened to kill her.

Edward A. Connors, 45, of 12316 Pitcairin St. in Spring Hill was sentenced to 42 months in prison after being found guilty of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, drug possession, violation of a domestic violence injunction and felony battery, said his attorney, Bud Hallman.

Those charges resulted from a June incident in which police came to his home after his wife said he choked her. When deputies tried to arrest Connors, he threw a propane torch at the officer and threatened to stab him with a screwdriver.

As part of the plea deal, the State Attorney's Office dropped several charges of violating a domestic violence injunction and one count of aggravated stalking.

Sentence includes limited contact with minors

BROOKSVILLE -- A man will spend a little less than a year in jail and another two years on house arrest after he was found guilty of a lewd and lascivious act Friday.

Dale Ernest Fox, 22, of 6480 Sealawn Drive in Spring Hill was sentenced by Circuit Judge Jack Springstead and ordered not to have unsupervised contact with minors.

Woman guilty of theft, fleeing police

BROOKSVILLE -- A woman who shoplifted from a Beall's Outlet and led police on a high-speed chase that left three injured pleaded guilty to multiple charges Friday.

Joaquanna Outlaw, 20, of 812 Shady Wood Drive in Tampa will be sentenced March 8. She made an open plea in front of Circuit Judge Jack Springstead, admitting three counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing, reckless driving, and two counts of grand theft.

18-year-old faces lewd, lascivious count

BROOKSVILLE -- An 18-year-old faces a count of lewd and lascivious battery after officials say he had a 13-year-old girl perform a sexual act on him.

Justin Wright, of 5231 Foxhall Court in Spring Hill was arrested after the girl told Hernando County sheriff's officials what happened, a report said. Wright admitted the incident and was taken to the Hernando County Jail, where he was released Friday, the report said.

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