Pasco Crime Report: Prison urine incident, man barking like a dog

Urine spraying

LAND O’ LAKES – An already incarcerated New Port Richey man added another arrest to his record when he sprayed two other inmates with what’s believed to be urine.

Alexander Kade Lanier, 23, committed the offense on Jan. 5 at the Pasco County Jail in Land O’ Lakes and was arrested Feb. 26. According to police reports, Lanier used a spray bottle filled with an unknown substance to spray the two other inmates who were in their cells. The inmates were sprayed in their faces and on their prison uniforms. Both inmates stated the liquid smelled like urine and requested to press charges. The action was captured on the jail’s video surveillance camera and witnessed by a Court Service Deputy who was entering the unit. The deputy completed a jail report and noted he smelled a strong odor of urine coming from the two cells.

Lanier exercised his rights and did not want to answer any questions prior to being arrested again.

Man barking like dog

NEW PORT RICHEY – Early morning guests at a New Port Richey McDonald’s off Little Road had to endure a drunken man barking like a dog last week.

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 8937 Rancho Del Rio Drive fast-food restaurant at about 6:30 a.m., Feb. 25, in reference to the unwanted guest, 51-year-old Owen Jackson Irvin.

According to the deputy’s report, Irvin said he tried to enter a male victim’s vehicle while he was sitting inside it. Irvin informed the deputy he was drinking the night before and thought the vehicle belonged to his ex-girlfriend. The victim reported that Irvin was yelling at other customers and barking like a dog. Irwin was reportedly walking in the road behind the location and sleeping on the sidewalk. According to the police report, Irvin was “sleeping in public where a reasonable person would not be.”

Irvin was not able to make a consistent statement regarding the events prior to the incident, which was captured on video surveillance. He was arrested for disorderly intoxication.

Man threatens to rip woman’s jaw off

HUDSON – Jamie Lee Byrd, 43, was arrested Feb. 22 at his Hudson home after he threatened to kill a female who lives at the same residence.

According to police reports, Byrd walked over to the victim and threatened to kill her while she was sitting on her bed. Byrd then reportedly used both hands to grab the victim’s mouth and attempted to pull it apart, stating, “I will pull your jaw off,” according to statements from the victim and a witness.

The victim sustained a small laceration on the left side of her face near the left side of her mouth.

Byrd “tensed his body” when deputies tried to place him in handcuffs and arrest him and would not obey commands, leading to an added charge of resisting an officer and obstructing without violence.

The victim is over 65, so Byrd also faces a charge of battery on a person aged 65 or older.

Retired NYPD officer arrested for aggravated assault

NEW PORT RICHEY – A retired New York Police Department officer was arrested in New Port Richey on a direct-file warrant involving aggravated assault charges against his wife dating back 2017.

Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Stephen Pascone, 60, on Feb. 26. According to police documentation, Pascone held a revolver to the head of his wife, Tina Pascone, at their New Port Richey home on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 2017. While the gun was being held directly to her head, Tina Pascone told officials her husband told her: “I’ll (expletive) kill you!,” “Look at this bullet, you’ll have no brains left!,” “I’ll bury you somewhere!,” “I’ll splatter your brains all over that (expletive) wall and go to jail!”

Later that same day, Tina Pascone told officials her husband placed a different handgun to her head and had her drop to her knees as he reprimanded her for not cleaning their home and doing the laundry.

Tina Pascone stated the couple had been together for 25 years and married for 23. She told officials she had been abused verbally, physically and emotionally for many years.

The charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Stephen Pascone faces is a third-degree felony and bail was set at $100,000.