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Housing manager case dropped

DADE CITY - The Pasco-Pinellas State Attorney's office has dropped criminal charges against the former apartment manager of the Dade Oaks public housing complex. Kandi Marie Vanover-Peters, 24, was facing one count each of police obstruction and resisting arrest without violence after she argued with two sheriff's deputies who responded to her call on April 18 regarding a domestic case at the complex. Vanover-Peters had asked the deputies to issue a trespass warning against a person at the complex who was accused of domestic battery against one of the tenants. Officials at Pasco County Public Housing said the manager was following Department of Housing and Urban Development protocol when she called the sheriff's office. She got into an argument with the deputies when they initially refused to issue the trespass warning.
The sheriff's report says deputies had to forcibly handcuff Vanover-Peters, and one deputy fell when she resisted attempts to walk her to a patrol car. "After reviewing the entire incident and everything that happened, we determined it didn't warrant prosecution," said Stacey Sumner, an assistant state attorney. The Housing Authority began an internal investigation, but Vanover-Peters resigned before it could be completed. "We are pleased that the charges have been dismissed and are glad the incident is behind us," executive director Dianne Morris said. [email protected] (813) 371-1852 Twitter @LKinslerTBO
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