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Pasco Sheriff says no apology for SWAT raid

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MOON LAKE, FL (WFLA) -

"There is no apology necessary on our behalf because it was at a house that we were targeting." That was the response from Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco concerning a SWAT raid at a home in the Moon Lake area of Pasco.

The house is at 9808 Sholtz Street, the home of Juanita Stark, her husband Carl and their granddaughter Danyel.

On Tuesday night, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office SWAT team entered the home with force in search of Aaron Lynn Vineyard.

Sheriff Nocco says, "We had a reliable source who said 'that's the house where I had sold him guns and I had sold him stolen property'."

Juanita Stark says that Vineyard is her grandson and he was in her home two weeks ago to help move furniture. But she also says Vineyard lives in a mobile home next door and that they raided the wrong home.

"Well if they didn't hit the wrong house why didn't they find Aaron here or whatever they were looking for?"

Sheriff Nocco says, "They had thought [he] may have possibly been in there.  He wasn't at the time.  You know sometimes they look and say hey he's not here you know just want to make sure because there was another house that we were searching also."

Nocco says based on their information, SWAT was used because Vineyard is dangerous.

"He's a self proclaimed chapter president of the Aryan Brotherhood. On separate occasions when the Pasco Sheriff's Office dealt with him he had a 45 caliber gun."

Juanita Stark says she does not associate with her grandson because of the people that come and go from the mobile home he lives in.

Addressing the Sheriff's Office, Stark said, "You knew he lived next door and don't say didn't because you did because you have been over there enough times."

Sheriff Nocco says he feels bad for the family but, "They have a duty, anybody in our county has a duty to report a loved one that is involved in criminal activity."

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