NOKOMIS, FL (WWSB) - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for maintaining a nuisance dwelling after deputies responded to his home nearly 100 times since the beginning of the year.
Since January 1, law enforcement has responded to 510 Albee Farm Road 93 times for various calls and made multiple arrests for drug-related crimes. The home, which is missing several windows and doors, has no running water or electricity and is infested with bugs and mold.
Of the four regular tenants, each have extensive criminal records and reported that Theodore “Teddy” White, 53, regularly allows unknown people to stay at the home for the purpose of using drugs. The homeowner, who abandoned the property and relies on White to maintain it, refuses to comply with the eviction claiming she does not have the money to pay for it.
On Monday afternoon, deputies arrested White and charged him with a single count of maintaining a nuisance dwelling. His prior arrests include robbery, armed burglary, aggravated battery, grand theft and drug possession.
He was released on $10,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.