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I am sorry to hear this.
Do you have a written lease or rental agreement?
Do you have canceled checks or receipts or any documentation that you have been paying rent?
Were you given a written eviction notice?
He cannot legally evict you without a court order and the Sheriff will not help him do that.
You might want to have a local attorney send him a warning letter that any attempt at an illegal eviction result in a lawsuit.
You can get a free consultation from some of the landlord tenant attorneys listed by location here.
Please follow up on this with a local attorney.
I hope this information is helpful.
You can ignore an oral eviction notice but I think it would be appropriate to have a local attorney send a letter to the landlord warning against trying an illegal eviction.
What other information do you need?