Terrence Rowe, 64, mayor of Port Richey, Florida, was arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and use of a two-way communication device to facilitate the commission of a crime 20 days after taking over for the previous mayor, who also had been arrested.

The former mayor, Dale Massad, 68, is accused of firing at a Pasco sheriff’s SWAT team that was arresting him on allegations that he was practicing medicine without a license. Massad’s house was raided after state agents said they received a tip that he was practicing medicine without a license. Records show an undercover operation was set up for Massad to treat someone feigning a knee injury. Rowe was acting mayor after Governor DeSantis suspended Massad from office. Authorities say that Rowe’s arrest is an off-shoot of Massad’s arrest. They have both conspired to intimidate a police officer who was investigating Massad`s case.

What is going on in Port Richey? Someone should make a true crime podcast about this.

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