PORT RICHEY, Fla. — The former Port Richey mayor is in trouble again.
- Former Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad arrested again
- Massad faces new charges including obstruction of justice
- Current acting mayor, Terrance Rowe, also arrested
Dale Massad has been sitting in the Pasco County jail without bail since his arrest last month after firing shots at the Pasoc County SWAT team when they served a warrant for charges that he had been practicing medicine in his home without a license.
Wednesday night, Massad, 69, was arrested again for conspiracy to obstruction of justice and the use of a two-way communication device to facilitate the commission of a crime, according to the arrest affidavit.
The current acting mayor of Port Richey, Terrence Rowe, 64, was also arrested Wednesday. He is 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.
Massad appeared in court today at 2:30 p.m. where his attorneys asked the judge to set a reasonable bond so he can get out of jail while he waits for his trial.
His attorneys also argued that there was no probable cause for the new charges because he didn't specifically tell Rowe to do anything illegal.
However, the judge shot that down and Massad is being held on no bond on the new charges.