A Summerfield man with an extensive criminal history was arrested early Tuesday morning after being stopped on Hwy. 475.
A Marion County sheriff’s deputy initiated the traffic stop on 38-year-old Todd Allen Roberts’ 1991 silver GMC pickup truck because his license plate light wasn’t working. When the deputy made contact with Roberts, he said his license was suspended, a sheriff’s office report states.
The deputy verified that Roberts’ license had multiple suspensions, including a revocation on Dec. 24, 2001 as a habitual offender (60 months) that still hadn’t been removed, according to Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle records.
Roberts, who lives at 2400 SE 170th Lane, was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with driving while license suspended (habitual offender) and warrants for domestic battery and criminal mischief. He was being held on $11,000 bond and has court dates of March 19 and April 19 to answer to the charges.
Roberts is no stranger to the Marion County legal system, having been in the jail 21 times since February 2000. During that time, he’s faced a litany of drug charges, including possession of cocaine and MDMA, sale of cocaine, and trafficking in methamphetamine and MDMA, to name a few.
Roberts also has faced numerous other charges over the past 19 years, including interfering with child custody, disorderly conduct, battery, criminal mischief, operating a vessel under the influence, driving with license suspended, boating under the influence, violation of probation, no motor vehicle registration, driving under the influence and retail petit theft.