Frank Shamblin, 42, stands in the doorway to the kitchen at 1411 Jackson St. City inspectors deemed the house unsafe for human habitation. Shamblin lived there for 14 months and pays about $425 a month for rent. His main complaint was a part of the ceiling once fell into some food he was making. Inspectors also found cockroaches, bedbugs and scabies in all of the units in the building.
The residents of the seven units were forced to find other living arrangements after the building was closed.
Above a garage behind 1411 Jackson St. are four apartments. The building remains open and has been inspected. Timothy Harold Stone, 44, of Charleston, owns both buildings. Stone was arrested after a scuffle with police officers when 1411 Jackson St. was closed.