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Pasco lawyer charged with shoving deputy

By Times staff writers

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 12, 2000


CARROLLWOOD -- An attorney for the Pasco County Public Defender's Office was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer after deputies said he shoved one of them during a domestic dispute.

Records show the incident happened May 5 at 5410 Deerbrooke Creek Circle, where Hillsborough sheriff's Deputy Deborah Walker had responded to a custody dispute.

At the scene, Walker said, 37-year-old Dale Edmond Workman identified himself as an attorney and slammed a copy of Florida's state statutes on Walker's patrol car. He demanded that his ex-wife be arrested for stalking, Walker said.

Workman was irate, Walker said, and began to wave his arms and yell to both her and backup Deputy Dean Santos.

When Walker tried to calm Workman, reports show, he walked up to her and shoved her to the ground.

He then got in his car and tried to leave, but was stopped by the deputies, who charged him with battery on a law enforcement officer.

Workman was released from jail that day on $2,500 bail.

Donations sought for yard sale

The Town 'N Country Park Home Owners Civic Association is accepting donations for its yard sale to support projects in the community. Donations will be accepted on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please deliver them to the trailer in the Skate World parking lot on Paula Drive near the Town 'N Country Post Office.

The civic association's goal is to raise $5,000 this year for the Town 'N Country Greenway, and there are other commitments as well.

The actual yard sale will be held at the Skate World Parking lot on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call Rob Gamester at (813) 884-3462.

Gator caught prowling through Pebble Creek

PEBBLE CREEK -- It's that time of year again, deputies say, when lovelorn male alligators start looking for romance.

The problem with an alligator spotted Monday about midnight, however, was his size: 7 feet.

Alligator wrangler and Hillsborough sheriff's Cpl. Bill Nelson was called to the scene in the 9000 block of Pebble Creek Drive, and caught the wayward animal, which was wandering in the street.

The alligator was turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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