Dunnellon man tased while being removed from house

Shane Michael Styers

A 25-year-old Dunnellon man previously arrested along with his mother on drug charges is back behind bars after allegedly resisting a deputy who had to use a taser to remove him from a home where he was holed up.

In addition to being charged last week with resisting an officer without violence, Shane Michael Styers, of 4065 Song Drive, is also being held in the Marion County Jail on a warrant for grand theft of a motor vehicle and unrelated charges of criminal mischief and grand theft.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded Wednesday to a home on SW Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, where the homeowner said there were two unwanted subjects inside his residence. The homeowner identified Styers and the other male and said a woman who lives at the home was letting them in while he is out, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The homeowner’s roommate told the deputy she believed there was a subject inside her bedroom and gave permission to search the room. The deputy opened the closet and found Styers hiding behind a plastic crate and clothing. Styers refused to comply with the deputy’s orders to show his hands and exit the closet, the report said.

The deputy tried to pull back the crate and Styers pulled it back towards him. The deputy then pulled the crate far enough to deploy his taser, striking Styers in the right arm and getting him to come out and be apprehended, according to the report.

Styers spent nearly a month in jail after being charged April 22 with possession of drug paraphernalia. In that incident, he was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his mother, 47-year-old Sonya Bremmer, who was charged with possession of methamphetamine after being pulled over for speeding.

Styers is being held on $60,000 bond. He’s scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Sept. 12 on the resisting charge and Sept. 17 on the other charges.