Search Warrant Yields Firearms and Ammunition

NEWS RELEASE 22-024 - APRIL 25, 2022

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a convicted felon Wednesday on weapons charges following a residential search warrant.

Detectives began their investigation in early April when they received information that 34-year-old Michael Scheb was in possession of several firearms at his home in the 4000 block of Crockers Lake Boulevard in Sarasota. On Wednesday, with assistance from members of the agency’s SWAT Team and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), detectives executed a search warrant on the apartment and recovered four handguns, one rifle, one shotgun, and more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition. Scheb was arrested without incident and taken to the Sarasota County Correctional Facility.

Scheb, of 4069 Crockers Lake Boulevard, Unit 2813, is a convicted felon with 11 prior convictions including Child Neglect without Bodily Harm, Drug Possession, Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, Driving While License Suspended, and Violation of Probation. He is now charged with single counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon. Scheb remains in custody today without bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.