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By Times staff reports

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 18, 2001

Police charge man they say beat girlfriend, dad

MASARYKTOWN -- A Masaryktown man faces battery charges after authorities say he beat up his girlfriend and 66-year-old father.

Joe Stanley, 28, of 15507 Wilson Blvd. was arrested Wednesday after he banged his girlfriend's head on a table and, when his father tried to stop him, pushed him to the ground, a sheriff's report said.

The father, Jim Stanley, hit his head on a chair during the fall and required 16 staples to close the gash. The injuries to Joe Stanley's girlfriend, Alicia Hanby, 38, were not serious.

Joe Stanley, who lives with his father, was taken to the Hernando County Jail, where he was booked on one count of domestic battery and one count of battery on a person 65 or older. He was released Thursday without having to post bail.

Man who lost leg sues former employer

A man who lost his leg in a traffic accident last year is suing his former employer.

Bill Church of New Port Richey says in the lawsuit filed in Hernando Circuit Court that Waste Management Inc. of Odessa failed to properly train the driver of a garbage truck that caused the accident.

The driver, Bryan Scott Bailey of Port Richey, backed into a pickup truck at Blackbird and Bobolink avenues, northeast of Weeki Wachee, in May 2000. Bailey was charged with improper backing. Church was a passenger in Bailey's truck, and he was so badly injured that his leg later had to be amputated.

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