Update, Feb. 4, 4:52 p.m.: Pasco County Commission Chairman Ted Schrader has been released from the Land O' Lakes jail on $250 bond, according to jail records.
Update, Feb. 4, 11:51 a.m.:
Pasco County Commission Chairman Ted Schrader, 57, was arrested Feb. 3 on one count of domestic battery.
According to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office complaint affidavit, the incident that led to the arrest brewed over the course of the weekend starting with an argument on Friday night. Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, Schrader entered his wife Julia’s bedroom.
When she turned “to her left side” to avoid confrontation, Schrader “grabbed the victim’s left wrist and left leg and pulled her towards him against her will,” the report said.
The Schraders, who have been married for about 30 years, according to the report, have separate bedrooms.
The act, according to an incident report, left three half-inch bruises on Julia Scrader’s left forearm and wrist, but she refused medical treatment.
Prior to arrest, Ted Schrader admitted to grabbing his wife, the report said.
Schrader, a Republican, is serving his fourth term on the Pasco County Commission.
He and his wife reside in San Antonio and have three children.
Pasco County Commission Chairman Ted Schrader is behind bars this morning, charged with domestic battery.
Scharader, 57, was arrested Sunday, according to jail records.
He is being held without bond at this time.
Land O’ Lakes Patch is looking into details behind the arrest and will have an update soon.
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