Grapski charged with trespassing
Published: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.
Charles James “Charlie” Grapski, a one-time candidate for the Florida House of Representatives and a frequent plaintiff in lawsuits against the city of Alachua, is in jail.
Grapski, 43, who listed his permanent address as Kissimmee, was being held at the Alachua County jail on Thursday awaiting a court date on charges of criminal mischief and trespassing. Grapski also has unresolved and pending charges in two previous cases, including trespassing, three counts of battery on an officer and two counts of resisting arrest without violence.
An arrest report filed by Gainesville Police showed Grapski was arrested most recently at 3:13 a.m. Sunday after police found him inside a home in the 100 block of SW 21st St.
According to the arrest report, Grapski went to the home, and banged on the front door. Two people inside the home allegedly told Grapski to leave. In response to the request that he leave, Grapski reportedly smashed a window with his fist before walking around to a side door and letting himself into the home. A witnesses told police that Grapski said he wanted help finding his glasses and refused to leave despite being told repeatedly to get out.
Officers said Grapski was still inside the home when they arrived. Grapski’s bond was set at $10,000 in the case, but jail records show he is being held without bond in the two previous cases.
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