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By Times staff reports

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 12, 2001


Man accused of robbery, battery at Dillard's

PORT RICHEY -- Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Zwirn certainly earned his pay Saturday.

The off-duty trooper was working in Dillard's at 9406 U.S. 19 when Christopher W. Jones, 21, of 5544 River Gulf Road ran out of the store without paying for a pair of Tommy Jeans, a report stated.

Zwirn, a store employee, another customer and an off-duty Pasco County sheriff's deputy chased Jones and eventually caught him in the parking lot.

Jones allegedly shoved and bit deputies as they tried to subdue him, biting Zwirn and hitting him in the head with his fist.

Authorities said they finally got Jones on the ground, where he was sprayed in the face with pepper spray after he continued to resist.

Jones was charged with strong arm robbery, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.

He was taken to Land O'Lakes jail, where he remained Sunday in lieu of $12,500 bail.

Father charged with injuring teen daughter

HUDSON -- Pasco County sheriff's deputies arrested a 40-year-old man early Sunday on charges of injuring his 16-year-old daughter during a heated domestic dispute.

Steven Robert Miller of 13308 Clara Drive had been in an intense argument with his wife, Frances Miller, deputies said.

During the dispute, the couple's 16-year-old daughter attempted to calm her father.

He allegedly pushed her backward into an open door, cutting her upper lip, and pushed her again onto a bed and onto the floor, a report stated.

When his wife said she was calling 911, Miller ran to the kitchen and yanked the phone from the wall. He then left the house, and deputies arrested him at his parents' house just after 2 a.m.

The couple's daughter was treated at North Bay Hospital and later released.

Miller was charged with child abuse and tampering with a witness.

He was taken to Land O'Lakes jail, where he remained Sunday in lieu of $2,000 bail.

Man charged with striking officer, resisting arrest

TRILBY -- Pasco County sheriff's deputies arrested a man Saturday who said he was Jesus and everyone else was the devil, a report stated.

Hayward Musgrove, 56, of 20457 Peachtree Lane was arrested after his wife, Elizabeth, called deputies about a domestic dispute between the couple.

She said Musgrove was screaming and yelling, stating that he was Jesus, his family members were the devil, and he wanted to "knock the devil out of them," the report stated.

When deputies confronted Musgrove, he told them he wasn't married and didn't have a wife. He then started yelling "Jesus" and told deputies to leave his house because they were the devil, the report stated.

Deputies said Musgrove then spit at them and threw a model airplane at one deputy.

He was arrested after continually spitting on deputies and was charged with simple battery, battery of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest without violence.

He was taken to Land O'Lakes jail, where he remained Sunday without bail.

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