Local honky tonk singer Johnny Maplewood was taken into custody Tuesday for violating the terms of his parole.
"No one was injured. No one was harmed. The only person violated was me," Maplewood argued while being led away by police.
Police made the arrest after receiving complaints of a crowd getting out of hand in a local tavern. While investigating, it was determined that Maplewood was at the center of the incident. After detaining Maplewood, police discovered the parole violation and made the arrest.
"This is all just a big misunderstanding," Maplewood reiterated. "I'm sure this can all be straightened out in no time. There's no reason to arrest me."
Nevertheless, Maplewood was taken into custody for violating parole terms that require that he abstain from dressing like a clown in public.
"Technically, I am not dressed as a clown. I'm dressed as a mime," Maplewood commented, as he was led away by police.
Maplewood is expected to appear in court Wednesday.