For the past 5 months, Christopher Donahue, one of Full Throttle Saloon's top security directors as well as Detective Darren Norris, of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department, have been pursuing Nicole Marie Clawson for a variety of fraudulent activities including theft and forgery.
“Tonight we are pleased to announce that Nicole is in custody in Lake County, Florida on an outstanding warrant from in adjacent Sumter County,” notes Christopher Donahue of Liquid Communications.
Clawson was arrested at approximately 8:00 PM EST, today, February 28, while in the process of committing another act of fraud by Detective Darren Norris of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department, in coordination with the Lake Country Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies.
“All of the tips, telephone calls, and time have finally paid off, and I’ve been able to make good on my promise to bring her to justice,” notes Donahue. Without the participation of the Full Throttle Saloon’s loyal fans, the media, and fearless tipsters, she never would have been apprehended and countless others would have been victimized by her fraudulent activities. This is a day for the Full Throttle Saloon fans to once again celebrate their success in stopping a predator, adds Donahue.
Detective Darren Norris of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has been working day and night to track down Clawson and says Clawson continued to provide false information even during the arrest. “I’m glad to have her off the street.” The last person that she attempted was an individual who she met at a cancer center shortly before tonight’s arrest. “This individual really does have cancer, it’s sick that Clawson can prey on those who are fighting for their life. My heart goes out to all the victims,” adds Norris.
Michael Ballard, owner of the Full Throttle Saloon couldn’t be happier. “I knew you guys would get her. I never had a doubt, she needed to be stopped and when our fans, friends, and followers put all our effort together, we were able to catch her. It’s a win for everyone.”
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