Home Inmate Roster Most Wanted Press Releases Sex Offenders Warrants Contact Us
Baxter County Sheriff
      870-425-7000
Sign Up for Alerts
Facebook Mobile Site Community Events Blog
Captain's Newsletter FAQ History of the Sheriff Cold Cases Employment Deadbeat Dads and Moms
 
05/19/2012

MAN TURNS HIMSELF IN AFTER INCIDENT FRIDAY NIGHT

Vernon Carl Henson

     VERNON CARL HENSON, 44 years old of rural Mountain Home, turned himself in at the Detention Center this afternoon following an incident that occurred Friday evening, May 18th, that deputies had been seeking HENSON on.

     The Sheriff’s Office was notified of a 911 call at approximately 7:27 PM Friday evening from 11-1 Hunt Club Drive reporting that a man had threatened several other people with a shotgun.  Sheriff’s Corporal Scott Thrasher responded, but the suspect, who was identified as VERNON HENSON, had already fled from the scene before the Corporal Thrasher arrived.

     Victims and witnesses told Corporal Thrasher that VERNON HENSON had approached them with a shotgun and threatened them with it.  They were able to take the shotgun away from HENSON, and he then fled.  Corporal Thrasher confiscated the shotgun, which was loaded, and took it into evidence.  Officers attempted to locate HENSON in the area, but he was not found at that time.

     This afternoon at approximately 5:39 PM, VERNON HENSON came to the Detention Center to turn himself in.  He was taken into custody and booked on charges of:

Aggravated Assault – Felony
Felon in Possession of a Firearm – Felony

     HENSON is being held in lieu of $15,000 bond, and he will appear in Baxter County Circuit Court on May 24th to answer those charges.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

Media Kit
 
 
 
 
Emergency - 911, Phone 870-425-7000 (24 Hours) Mountain Home Police | Baxter County Government | Arkansas Sheriffs' Association | Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 870-425-7000 (24 hours) • Fax: 870-424-4048 • Email • 904 Hwy 62 W. • Mountain Home, AR 72653 Map Administrative Office Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm