The Associated Press

Bristol County Sheriff’s Daughter Denies Interfering With Police

NEW BEDFORD, Mass — The 29-year-old daughter of Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has pleaded not guilty to interfering with police at the scene of a non-fatal nightclub shooting in New Bedford last weekend.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson gestures during a 2011 news conference. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson during a 2011 news conference (Charles Krupa/AP)

Michelle Hodgson was released on her own recognizance after a court hearing Tuesday. Her attorney Scott DeMello said he expects she’ll be “completely exonerated.”

A police report said Michelle Hodgson and a female friend were among spectators outside the club early Saturday who were asked to move as emergency personnel tended to the seven victims. Police said when an officer started to lead the women out of the way, Hodgson allegedly yelled that she would have his job.

Sheriff Hodgson told The Standard-Times his daughter and her friends were inside the nightclub when the shootings happened outside. He says he believes she will be cleared of wrongdoing.

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  • David Lamas Andrade

    Were oh were is the hard sheriff , the 23 hour a day lock down sheriff, the make those in jail pay rent sheriff, the give a 300 pound man one hot dog for super sheriff, the 911 super sheriff with his super dog, the wish darling sheriff, the no bible study allowed cause it’s an excuse to get of the cell sheriff, we’re is this hard as nails bully with a badge now that his daughter is behind bars. How charging her rent or locking her ass down in a tiny cell for 23 hours per day. Tom your a freaking hypocrite. Different story when it’s your kid but you treat other people’s kids like your the devil in charge of hell.

    • downtown21

      He’s busy looking for a television station willing to give him a forum to rail against immigrants and The Black Man in The White House.

  • John Partridge

    Your talking about miss treating people who make a living out of
    breaking the law. Making jail not so nice as to make you want to go back
    and enjoy your time in. Not sure about you but if every time I did
    something wrong as a kid and got away with no or hardly any punishment; I would also be a multiple offender with the understanding that jail would be a pleasure.
    Or if your a first timer make it a hellish experience so you do what you need to do NOT to go back in.
    Your choice keep paying for these people to lay back and spend time spending tax payers money.
    That is if you have a job…………………………………………………

  • Guest

    Your talking about miss treating people who make a living out of
    breaking the law. Making jail not so nice as to make you want to go back
    and enjoy your time in. Not sure about you but if every time I did
    something wrong as a kid and got away with no or hardly any punishment; I would also be a multiple offender with the understanding that jail would be a pleasure.
    Or if your a first timer make it a hellish experience so you do what you need to do NOT to go back in.
    Your choice keep paying for these people to lay back and spend time spending tax payers money.
    That is if you have a job…………………………………………………

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