PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Another City of Port Richey official is in trouble with the law. This time, it's the city's acting mayor.
- Terrence Hagan Rowe, 64, facing 3 charges
- FDLE: Rowe conspired to interfere with active investigation
- Rowe acting mayor since Mayor Dale Massad arrested, suspended
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents arrested Terrence Hagan Rowe, 64, of Port Richey on Wednesday. He was charged with obstruction of justice, conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice, and use of a two-way communications device to facilitate the commission of a crime.
According to the agency, agents received information that Rowe was conspiring to interfere with an active criminal investigation.
Rowe has served as Port Richey's acting mayor since the previous mayor, Dale Glen Massad, was arrested in February following an incident where he allegedly fired a weapon at Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputies at his home to serve a warrant.
Rowe was transported to the Pasco County Jail on a $15,000 bond. Attorney General Ashley Moody's Office of Statewide Prosecution will handle the case, according to a news release.
Rowe posted bond overnight.
Terrence Rowe. (Courtesy of Pasco County Sheriff's Office)
Former mayor Massad is scheduled to be in court to ask a judge for a bond.
He is currently being held without bail.