Lakewood Ranch Herald

Sex offender arrested

LAKEWOOD RANCH — A 50-year-old man living with his mother has been arrested on a charge of failing to tell authorities he had moved to a new address, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Mark M. Scheuer, who was living in the 6600 block of Oakland Hills Drive of Lakewood Ranch Country Club, was tracked and picked up by members of the sheriff office’s Sex Offender Unit on Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office reported the arrest Thursday and said Scheuer was in the Manatee County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

Sex offenders must by law register with law enforcement and inform the sheriff’s office of changes of address.

Scheuer had a registered address on Bay Street in Sarasota. “According to neighbors, he was rarely there. Neighbors in Lakewood Ranch said he has basically been living in the country club for several years with his mother,” the sheriff’s report stated.

— Gary Taylor