Sebastian man arrested for trespassing at old Eckerd building

Eddie Robert Yaddow
Eddie Robert Yaddow

A man who was walking on the property where the old Eckerd building used to be was arrested for trespassing, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

The property has a signed blanket trespass warning on it that authorizes the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office to issue trespass warnings and/or arrest any individuals found to be in violation.

On Monday morning, a deputy informed Eddie Robert Yaddow, of Sebastian, that there was a “blanket trespass” at the building, and he was not authorized to be on the property, according to the affidavit.

“The defendent was also advised that he was to walk off the property and was not to return at any time or he was subject to arrest,” the deputy said.

A few minutes later, Yaddow was seen again on the property and began to walk away when the deputy spotted him.

“I ordered him to stop, and he replied, ‘fu** you, talk to my lawyer’ and continued to walk away. I again ordered him to stop, and he did not comply,” the deputy said.

The deputy pulled out a taser, and Yaddow stopped and complied.

Yaddow, 32, was arrested and charged with trespassing. He was transported to the Indian River County Jail, where bond was set at $500.

The old Eckerd building closed about 15 years ago and has been vacant ever since. CVS Pharmacy now owns the building after it acquired Eckerd but never re-opened it for business.

The Eckerd building closed not long after it opened. It’s been sitting empty for approximately 15 years.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.