Inspectors were called there twice in recent years for complaints of garbage and debris outside, but no tenant would let inspectors come in, he said.
Harmon wasn't sure if Stone registered the building, and inspectors were only aware of six of the seven units there.
Charleston Police Lt. Shawn Williams said the apartment is the worst he's seen in 15 years as an officer.
Officers have been called to that building about 1,000 times over the years for complaints of drugs and prostitution, Williams said.
After inspectors issued citations Thursday, Stone allegedly became combative and brandished a screwdriver at police.
Stone was charged with battery on a police officer, brandishing a weapon and a second offense of carrying a concealed weapon. Police said they also found a 10-inch open switchblade knife on him.
Stone was cited because his building had no heating source, a rodent infestation, no stair handrails, multiple holes in walls, unsanitary conditions, electrical hazards, fire hazards, no smoke alarms, roach infestations, no proper area for food preparation and one apartment had a ceiling below 7 feet.
Inspectors gave the tenants a list of apartments and shelters they could call. If the tenants can't find a place, inspectors would connect them to the Red Cross, Harmon said.
Stone has 21 days to correct the issues related to the citations or he would be taken to municipal court, where he would face a $5,000 per citation. The building would then be handed over to the city for demolition.
Stone was being held Friday in South Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $150,000, or 10 percent cash, bail.
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