Port Richey fire chief, wife arrested

- Port Richey’s fire chief is out of jail, but that doesn't mean he's out of trouble.

Sunday night, police say, Timothy Fussell crashed his motorcycle, showed signs of impairment, and hit a New Port Richey police officer in the face.

The events started unfolding at about 10:30 Sunday night with the crash.    Fussell was taken to the hospital.

Police say his wife, Suzanna first showed up to then scene and then went the hospital, where she tried to rip an IV out of his arm and threw away vials of blood. She was charged with obstruction and tampering with evidence.

Fussell is charged with DUI and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Port Richey fire chief, wife arrested
  • Illness closes Citrus Animal Services shelter
  • One found dead in Nokomis house fire
  • Woman dies after large fire on casino boat
  • FWC: Body of missing Pinellas Park boater found
  • Routine procedure leaves woman without arms and legs, lawsuit says
  • Murder investigation underway after body found in Bradenton
  • St. Pete officer suspended after altercation during 2017 concert
  • Forecast: Wednesday night may be coldest in several years
  • Bull shark spotted in Chassahowitzka River