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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-409

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 23, 2017
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    Good Samaritan Assisted Two Deputies During Violent Arrest

    Man became angry and threatened to kill an employee.
    • Sunday
    • August 13, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hooter's Restaurant
    • 10023 East Adamo Drive
    • Brandon, Florida


    Ashton B Toney
    DOB: 07/14/1994
    3732 Hollow Wood Drive
    Valrico, FL


    Batter on a Law Enforcement Officer x2
    Resisting Arrest With Violence


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    Good Samaritan:

    James M Nolte
    Age 40
    Hooter's Manager
    10023 Adamo Drive
    Brandon, FL



    Andrew Glassman
    Age 26
    Assigned Patrol District 5

    Niki Tejada
    Age 33
    Assigned Patrol District 5



    On August 13, 2017, deputies were called to the Hooter's Restaurant located at 10023 E. Adamo Drive in Brandon regarding an unruly customer who they wanted trespassed from the restaurant. According to witnesses, Ashton Toney who is 6'3, 250 lbs became angry and threatened to kill an employee after he was told he would not be served alcohol and needed to leave the property.

    When deputies arrived, Toney walked back through the entrance way and was met by two uniformed HCSO Deputies. Toney then slapped the hand of one deputy which then lead to an attempt to arrest Toney who became very combative and violently resisted arrest.

    Hooter's employee James Nolte was standing next to the deputies as this incident was unfolding and immediately came to the aid of the deputies as the violent confrontation began to escalate. With assistance of Nolte, Toney was restrained and taken into custody.

    HCSO is thankful for Mr. Nolte's assistance and willingness to get involved. His actions as well as the actions of the two deputies resulted in bringing Toney under control with no one being injured. Toney was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail without further incident.

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