Hernando County Commissioner Nicholas Nicholson Arrested on Charges Related to Prostitution

Nicholas NicholsonHernando County Commissioner Nicholas Nicholson has been placed under arrest on charges relating to prostitution according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

It all started when Hernando County Deputies were called to Nicholson’s Spring Hill residence around 6:00 p.m. on February 20, 2018 for a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies met with the female victim, Valerie Surette, who told them she had been involved in a heated verbal altercation with her husband, Kendel Surette, and he threw a screwdriver at her, hitting her in the face. Deputies noted that both of the Surette’s had red, glassy eyes and slurred speech, indicating they were under the influence of an unknown substance. Kendel was placed under arrest for Domestic Battery. During the domestic disturbance investigation, information was obtained regarding allegations of additional criminal activity occurring within the residence and/or involving persons living in the residence and the case was turned over to Hernando County Vice and Narcotics Unit.

The Vice and Narcotics Unit, working in conjunction with Special Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) conducted an investigation and while no details have been released Nicholas “Nick” W. Nicholson was placed under arrest today and charged with

  • 1 count: Own, Establish, Maintain, or Operate any Place, Structure, Building, or Conveyance for the Purpose of Lewdness, Assignation, or Prostitution
  • 2 counts: Purchase the Services of any Person Engaged in Prostitution

Bond was set at $3,000 and the case remains under investigation.

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