State Rep.'s daughter lives at home federal agents raided

ORLANDO, Fla. —Local and federal agents raided an east Orlando home on Wednesday that belongs to a Florida state representative.

Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are serving a search warrant at an Orlando home.

Linda Stewart said she and her daughter were in the process of evicting the tenants, whom Stewart refers to as squatters.

"I put an eviction notice on the door for them on Feb. 13 and I wanted them out of the house," Stewart said.

Several people were detained at the home on Barcelona Street and the one person that was arrested, Darrell Wayne Roby, 40, was scheduled to be in court on Wednesday afternoon on a federal weapons charge.

Roby was arrested last September for allegedly cutting the arm of a deputy who was checking out a drug tip. At the time, authorities said Roby's house was suspected of being a center of drug and prostitution activity.

One of the men who was living in the Barcelona Street house claimed Stewart's daughter, Amanda, 36, who is a teacher at Lake Nona High, was a friend of his and she had invited several people to live in the home.

"She invited us over here to stay here. This is Amanda's home," the unidentified man said.

Linda Stewart claims she rented the house in early December to four people, but since then they stopped paying rent and she grew suspicious of the increased activity at the the home.

NBC Orlando's Amanda Ober asked why her daughter also lived at the home.

"I don't have an answer for that but, I do know that her reason to me was, 'I want to make sure when they leave they don't take my stuff with them,'" Stewart said.

Police told NBC Orlando that more arrests are likely.

Rep. Stewart said she and her husband plan to change the locks on the house as soon as possible.


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