JASPER (September 5, 2013)—Michael Shane McCloud, 44, the director of an East Texas bass fishing tournament, was held without bond Thursday in the Jasper County Jail charged with theft after authorities say cash prizes weren’t paid.
McCloud’s arrest was announced Wednesday by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
The Jasper County Grand Jury indicted McCloud for theft in the investigation related to the 2012 Big Bass Mania tournament on Lake Sam Rayburn.
Game wardens in Texas arrested McCloud with assistance from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers.
Investigators say McCloud formerly was from the Bryan-College Station area but also lived in Florida.