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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Burglary suspect fails to show for court appearance lands back in jail

FAYETTEVILLE -NOVEMBER 5, 2023 -On November 2nd, Officer Brenten Trueblood and Indiana State Police Trooper Chance Humphrey were attempting to locate Anthony Henson (38 years old of Mitchell). Henson was wanted on a felony failure to appear warrant stemming from having been arrested a week earlier for burglary, bonding out, and then not appearing at his assigned court date.



In addition, Henson was a person of interest in a burglary that had occurred in Monroe County. Capt. Andrew Phillips, Sgt. Lonnie Johnson, and Sheriff Greg Day were also assisting in the search. Around 1:15pm, Sheriff Day observed Henson exit a Honda passenger car and enter a retail establishment in Fayetteville.


After Henson exited the store, Sheriff Day and Capt. Phillips took him into custody. A female passenger in the Honda was identified as Emilee Pavey (40 years old of Springville). Capt. Phillips deployed his canine, Scout, who gave a positive alert on the Honda. Trp. Humphrey and Officer Trueblood conducted a search of the Honda.


They located approximately 11 grams of methamphetamine and controlled substance pills. In addition, they found numerous items identified as being stolen from various burglaries. These items included a handgun, watches, knives, musical equipment, and gaming equipment.


In addition to the warrant, Trp. Humphrey also arrested Henson for Possession of Methamphetamine Over 10 Grams While in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Stolen Property (Level 5 Felony), and Possession of a Legend Drug (Level 6 Felony). Pavey was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine Over 10 Grams and Possession of Stolen Property.


Both were incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail and both are being held without bond.


All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Anyone with illegal drug activity information is encouraged to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 812-275-3316, the Indiana State Police Bloomington District at 812-332-4411, the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s tip line at 812-545-4700, submit a tip on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s App, or send an email to drugactivity@lawrencecounty.in.gov. All such calls are confidential.


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