A man decided he really didn’t want to go to jail July 28, even though he was pretty much already there.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Austin Peak said it was just after 4 p.m. when he went to the General Sessions courtroom after Brant Hensley had his bond revoked by Judge Dwaine Thomas and was to be taken into custody.
Peak said Hensley was told he was being taken to jail, but Hensley apparently disagreed and jumped over a half wall separating the audience from the court area and ran out the back doors.
Peak said he and Deputy Cole Morgan gave chase down a set of stairs where he ran into man, causing the man to hit his hand on a metal railing and injuring his pinky finger.
Morgan managed to grab ahold of Hensley and Hensley resisted and fell down the stairs where Peak said he still continued to resist being arrested, laying down on his hands so they couldn’t be cuffed.
Peak said while they tried to wrestle Hensley’s hands to his front, he tried to punch Morgan, but Morgan deflected the attempted hit. Peak said Hensley was cursing them and being very belligerent, but they managed to get the cuffs on him.
Peak said it turned out that Morgan had suffered a broken hand during the scuffle with Hensley and the man who ran into Hensley said he was sure his pinky finger was broken.
Hensley, 36, Meadow View Lane, Madisonville, was charged with escape, assaulting an officer, assault and resisting arrest.