Former Port Richey mayor denied bond as more charges added

WFLA | 3/14/2019 | Nexstar Broadcasting
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NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) - A run down looking Dale Massad walked into courtroom 3-A at the Pasco County Courthouse in a jail jumpsuit.

It's a fall from grace for the former Port Richey mayor removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputies went to his home in February to arrest him for practicing medicine without a license, they said.

While there, they claim he opened fire.

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"He never shot at any officers," said attorney Bjorn Brunvand. "There were never officers in the path of any bullets. Did he fire bullets? Yes. But not toward anyone," he said outside the courthouse.

That landed Massad in jail.

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Then this week, more charges were added because authorities explained that Massad made a call from jail to acting Port Richey major Terrance Rowe.

In court, the judge said the men...
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