Violent Crimes Might Get You Evicted
In an incident on Tuesday, a Gardenia Gardens Apartment Complex resident was charged with child abuse. Now, the people who manage the apartments are starting to evict tenants charged with violent crimes.
Corey james was arrested after police say he punched a 14-year-old boy who he claimed had been picking on his son. It's the latest violent incident at the apartment complex, and tenants hope that with the implementation of the eviction policy, it will be the last.
"I feel good because that'll stop some of the violence and some of the things that's going round Gardenia," says Abigail Fomby, Tenant Association President, "so if we got that new policy going on, when it happens they can get put out."
The Gainesville Police Department will help Garenia implement the policy by notifying them anytime one of their residents is arrested for a violent or drug-related crime. It will then be up to the apartment management to decide if an eviction is warranted.
-Josh Rosenthal, WCJB, TV20 News
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