Pasco County Commission Chairman Ted Schrader opened today’s meeting like any other with one exception. He took time out to apologize for recent actions that led to his Sunday, Feb. 3 arrest on a domestic battery charge.
“I apologize to my wife, my family for any embarrassment I may have caused,” Schrader said. He also apologized to the “employees of Pasco County and the citizens of Pasco County.”
To the residents who have supported him through the years, he said, “Hopefully, I can earn your trust.”
Schrader, who recently began his fourth term on the commission, was arrested Sunday following an incident over the weekend at his San Antonio home. Schrader’s wife, Julia, said he came into her bedroom Saturday morning around 9 a.m. and grabbed her arm and leg, leaving bruises, according to an arrest report.
Ted Schrader, 57, was booked into the Land O’ Lakes jail and was later released on $200 bond.
“This is a personal and private matter … I appreciate all your support,” Schrader said before moving on with the commission agenda.
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