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Updated: 02/01/2014 08:00:01AM

Woman charged with trying to run over ex-husband

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An officer holds some of the pot found in a large container behind his hand in this picture at the house in Poinciana.

Hector Diaz

Luis Gonzalez-Lopez

Francisco Perez

Daniel Rodriguez

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Tabathia Lynn Flannagan was charged with allegedly trying to run over her ex-husband in her car and for beating on a woman who was in the house from which he fled, Bartow Police Department reported.

Flannagan, 27 of 915 S. Kissingen St., Bartow, was booked into the Polk County Jail on Jan. 19 for aggravated assault and domestic violence, police reported.

According to reports, Flannagan and Robin Michael Shore live together in the residence on Kissingen and on Jan. 17, Flannagan left after a fight and returned two days later. When she saw an unfamiliar car parked at the house, she went inside yelling who was in the house and threatening to kill the person in there, police reported.

Reports say Flannagan allegedly began to hit, kick and push Shore as she tried to get to the bedroom. Once in the bedroom, she found Hannah Beth Altman whom she grabbed, pulled her hair and punched her in the face, police reported.

Shore tried to break it up and all three fell on the floor, police say. Flannagan continued to pull on Altman’s hair and also kicked and scratched Shore, police reported.

Shore told Flannagan not to take out her anger on Altman when she was angry at him.

Flannagan then threw an electric shaver and a picture at Shore and hit him in the back. Shore then ran out of the house and Flannagan got in her blue Durango and chased him, police reported.

Shore ran through yards to try to hide from Flannagan and when he got to Nye Jordan Park he hid behind a tree, police reported.

Flannagan then drove the Durango fast toward him and he had to jump out of the way, telling police she missed him by two or three feet, reports say.

Shore then said he ran to a house on South Orange Avenue where he hid under a carport. A person there asked if he was OK and Shore said he would hide until a friend could come and pick him up.

Upon interviewing all the subjects involved, police got similar stories including one from Flannagan, though she declined to give a taped statement.

Man charged with threatening nephew with baseball bat

Dalton Jones was charged with threatening his nephew with a baseball bat because he wanted him to move out of the house they were sharing, the Bartow Police Department reports.

Reports say that after police arrived and got the story, they also found Dalton in possession of methamphetamine and diazepham.

Dalton Jones, 44, of 355 W. Parker St., Bartow, was booked into the Polk County Jail for aggravated assault, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription of drugs without a prescription, police report.

On Jan. 20 police were called to 355 W. Parker St. where it was reported a verbal argument was taking place. Dalton Jones was holding a black baseball bat and threatening Benjamin Jones, 36, and yelling at him to vacate the premises which they had been sharing for three weeks, police reported.

Benjamin grabbed a floor scraper in defense but Dalton kept threatening him raising the bat at him though he never swung the bat, Benjamin told police.

Dalton said he did threaten Benjamin with the bat but never raised it toward him, police reported. Another man, Kevin Williams, told police that Dalton did raise the baseball bat at Benjamin though he refused to give a taped statement to that effect, police reported.

Dalton was arrested and during a search of the suspect a small metal cylinder was found in Dalton’s pocket. The cylinder had two yellow pills identified as diazepham for which he could not show a prescription, and a plastic bag in Dalton’s other pocket that had a white residue. This tested positive for methamphetamine, police reported.

Police located the bat in Dalton’s bedroom and Benjamin said it was the bat he was threatened with, police reported.

IT employee charged with child porn

A man who had previously served probation for child pornography was arrested Monday on child pornography, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Daniel Keath, 33, of 335 Lake Daisy Loop, Winter Haven, was charged with child pornography and 10 counts of violation of probation and more charges could come as officers search his home, the sheriff’s office reported.

On Monday, when computer crimes detectives went to Keath’s home for a parole check, reports say they found several computers and digital media, and as Keath is a registered sex offender for child pornography, he is not to be in possession of computers or digital equipment.

Detectives seized more than 100 devices that could contain images. They previewed one of the devices on-scene, a USB thumb drive, and found a video file on it that depicts the sexual battery of a young girl.

Keath admitted the computers and digital storage devices in his home belong to him, and told detectives the computers were property of Citizen’s Bank in Lake Wales, where he works as an IT professional. Detectives called Keath’s supervisor to the scene to identify the computers.

Keath was originally arrested on May 28, 2009, for 51 counts possession of child pornography. He was booked Feb. 22, 2012, where he was placed on three years’ felony probation and GPS monitoring for the 2009 charges. He was also arrested in February 1994 for battery and residential burglary.

Four arrested in grow house bust

Four people were arrested Tuesday in Poinciana as the house was being used to grow marijuana, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Armed with a search warrant detectives went to 476 Rio Grande Court, Poinciana, and found seven people at home, two of which were children. Hector Diaz, 38, who was identified as the owner of the home, said the children were his.

During a search, detectives found two upstairs bedrooms being used to cultivate marijuana. The marijuana was in the harvesting phase. Detectives seized and destroyed 15 pounds of harvested marijuana and the plant stalks from which the marijuana buds had been removed; 21 electric ballasts; 15 high-intensity bulbs; 12 light hoods; pots; fertilizer; and illegally diverted electricity.

The children were placed into DCF custody.

Those arrested were:

Hector Diaz, 33, of 476 Rio Grande Court, Poinciana; charged with one count trafficking in cannabis; one count cultivation of cannabis with minor present; two counts child neglect; one count use of dwelling for drug trafficking; one count possession of drug paraphernalia.

Franciso Perez, 49, of 1701 Mabbette St., Apt 201, Kissimmee; charged with one count trafficking in cannabis; one count cultivation of cannabis; one count possession of drug paraphernalia; one count possession of cannabis.

Daniel Rodriguez, 40, of 2770 Muscatello St., Orlando; charged with one count trafficking in cannabis; one count cultivation of cannabis; one count possession of drug paraphernalia.

Luis Gonzalez-Lopez, 55, of 2770 Muscatello St., Orlando; charged with one count trafficking in cannabis; one count cultivation of cannabis; one count possession of drug paraphernalia.

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