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Deputies: Suspects surrender after standoff at Zephyrhills home


Published:   |   Updated: September 14, 2013 at 11:42 AM

An overnight standoff between the Pasco County sheriff’s SWAT team and suspects in a Port Richey home invasion has ended with all four suspects in custody, the sheriff’s office reported.

The suspects, two men and one woman, had been barricaded inside a home at 36440 Chancey Road in Zephyrhills since around 6 p.m. Friday, and did not respond to deputies who ordered them to come out of the house, sheriff’s officials said.

Sometime after midnight, the three suspects remaining inside the home surrendered without incident. No shots were fired and no one was injured, deputies said.

A fourth suspect in the home invasion was arrested outside the home before the standoff began.

The four people arrested are: Jennifer Olen, 27; Stephen Bush, 37; Justin Nutter, 32; and Paul Quin, 47. The sheriff’s office did not specify which of the four were barricaded in the home.

According to a Sheriff’s office report, intruders wearing black masks and gloves broke into a Port Richey home Friday at about 4 a.m. and encountered a man on a couch.

One of the suspects jumped on the man, beat him and cut his face with a pair of scissors, deputies said.

The man, who then was tied with his hands and legs behind his back, told investigators he recognized one of the intruders as Nutter, the new boyfriend of his former girlfriend.

The resident then saw the ex-girlfriend, Olen, enter the house, sheriff’s officials said.

Among items the man reported stolen were prescription pills, $2,500 in cash, a Dyson vacuum cleaner, an Xbox 360, a Sony PS3, a modem, a Movado watch, an Onkyo receiver, a Blu-ray player, a DVR, and a security system.

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