It was a regular night at TDs, until undercover deputies were served alcohol by TD bartenders, without a wristband or ID, according to an arrest affidavit. The deputies placed them under arrest and they were taken away to squad cars waiting outside.
While this was all happening an individual was taking pictures of “confidential informants” with his cell phone. These “confidential informants” were working with the deputies that had gone undercover to arrest the bartenders.
According to the arrest affidavit, the individual was “hindering the legal duty and authority of the Deputy Sheriffs on the scene”.
Deputies on scene asked the individual to leave the scene and stop taking pictures.
But the man did not leave and continued to take pictures. Deputies are saying that his actions were to “intimidate those on scene and impede testimony in an official investigation.”
KnightNews.com has obtained the arrest affidavit of the entire incident and the individual at question, happens to be the owner of TD’s, David Swanson.
Swanson, in the arrest affidavit, attempted to tell his employees, who were arrested, not to provide the deputies with testimony, when at that point deputies finally decided to arrest him.
According to the report, Swanson was arrested for “tampering with a witness” and “forcibly obstructing inspection”.
Read the report below.