The Andrew Toles story continued on Thursday when the Dodgers’ outfielder did not appear in a Florida court for his scheduled arraignment. Toles, 28, was arrested and jailed in South Florida last week after being charged with misdemeanor trespassing.
Reportedly, police found the former outfielder sleeping behind Key West Airport in Miami where he refused to leave the premises after multiple requests from officers.
The story expanded when Bob Nightengale of USA Today provided a greater look into the world of Toles since he last appeared with the Dodgers in 2018. Mental illness and run-ins with the law have plagued the Georgia native over the last 18-20 months. Officially diagnosed as bi-polar and schizophrenic, the Toles family found relief in learning Andrew was still alive through the original arrest report.
Andrew’s father Alvin was driving to Florida from Atlanta to be at the scheduled arraignment on Thursday, according to Nightengale. And in hopes that he could find and bring his son home. Sadly Andrew was a no-show.
The estranged Dodgers’ outfielder was bonded out of jail by a “good samaritan” ahead of the arraignment, much to the frustration of the Toles family who had hoped to catch up with Andrew in jail and attempt to get him back on a path of mental stability.
According to his sister Morgan, he had been in and out of mental health facilities, never staying long enough to get the help he needs.
Now Andrew Toles finds himself unfortunately in trouble with the law in Florida. Moreover, a trial date has been set for August 5th after failing to appear on Thursday.
We seriously hope the next news update for Andrew and his family is a much more positive one.
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