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Pasco sheriff releases video of Florida man purposely driving into a house

Deputies said Timothy Farmer backed his Ford Explorer into the home, then resisted arrest.
Published Oct. 15
Updated Oct. 16

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 47-year-old man was impaired, in the midst of a feud and in violation of a protective injunction when deputies said he drove his SUV in reverse and smashed into a home on Riverbank Drive on Monday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Timothy Farmer was involved in a “longstanding feud” with the residents of the home, deputies said.

When they arrived at the scene, deputies said they found Farmer in the front driver’s seat of a white Ford Explorer.

He was also impaired, deputies said, with bloodshot eyes, trouble walking and slurred speech.

The rear of the SUV was backed into a house, causing enough damage for the county to temporarily condemn it.

According to deputies, Farmer didn’t think anyone was home and had a “longstanding feud” with its occupants. One person was home, but uninjured. Deputies also said the occupant has an active restraining order against Farmer.

According to deputies, Farmer fought against them as they tried to place him under arrest.

Farmer now faces charges of forced entry of a dwelling, criminal mischief, two counts of resisting an officer with violence, driving with a suspended license, DUI with property damage and violation of pre-trial release stemming from a 2018 arrest.

He is currently being held in Pasco jail in lieu of $5,950 bail.

Timothy Farmer is accused of intentionally driving his car into a New Port Richey house. [Pasco Sheriff's Office]

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