Michelle Blount has been named Employee of the Month for October by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
On Oct. 13, there was an armed robbery at a nail salon where two suspects entered with handguns, took money from the cash drawer and a phone from an employee and fled in a vehicle.
Deputies found the vehicle and phone near a vacant duplex being used as a drug house and obtained consent to search the residence where a gun was found.
Blount was able to identify a suspect from fingerprints on one of the plastic baskets at the salon where cash was taken from, which allowed detectives to obtain warrants for a suspect on charges of armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm.
"For her expertise that led to a suspect being identified in this case, Michelle Blount is awarded Employee of the Month for October," said Sheriff Brad Steube in a press release.