Dem Michigan AG sought to arrest restaurant owner defying lockdown orders prior to a Fox News appearance

According to a new report from Michigan Capitol Confidential, Michigan AG Dana Nessel, a Democrat sought to arrest a defiant business owner prior to her scheduled appearance on Fox News.

After learning restaurant owner Marlena Hackney defying state lockdown orders may go on Fox News, Nessel said in the March 12th 2021 email “Do we know her whereabouts? We should just have her picked up before she goes on. This is outrageous.”

7 days later, Hackney was arrested by the Michigan State Police.

Per the report “The Michigan State Police then transported Hackney roughly 100 plus miles to the Ingham County Jail on a civil contempt-of-court warrant issued by the 55th District Court, which is in Ingham county. But Hackney’s offense does not appear to meet the court’s guidelines for arrests during a pandemic.”

The report adds “These guidelines recommend that individuals be arrested if they are wanted for serious felonies, including assaults, criminal sexual conduct, and all offenses subject to life in prison. They also recommend arrests for individuals suspected of violating conditions of a bond or probation, or failing to appear in court when required for serious offenses like these. Arrests are not recommended for property offenses, misdemeanor warrants, and failure to appear in court or pay fines and costs related to minor offenses.”