A 67-year old grandfather was arrested recently after he allegedly threatened to “bash” his grandson’s head in.
Jerris Blaine Henderson, of Nicholson, was charged with terroristic threats and acts.
According to the incident report, officer William Elrod was sent to a home on Horace Elnut Circle, where he met with the 17-year old and his grandfather. The boy said when he arrived home that day Henderson approached him and began to argue with him about his family moving out of an adjoining property that Henderson owns. The boy said he asked his grandfather to please leave them alone about moving out and that’s when Henderson threatened to bash his head in and proceeded to go in the shed to retrieve a weapon. A witness at the scene corroborated the boy’s story. As this was noted to be an ongoing issue with a prior history of threats by Henderson, he was arrested and taken to jail.
In a second arrest, Thomas Patrick Wilfawn, 34, of Hull, was charged with reckless conduct after he allegedly left his 13-month old child alone while he and several friends went out to a creek behind a home on Hwy. 29 South to smoke marijuana.
DFCS was called to the scene, as was the child’s mother, who took custody of the child.
Others arrested by law enforcement in Madison County recently included:
•Susan Johnson, 55, Hull, was charged with public drunkenness after a man on Sanford Road called to report a an intoxicated woman was on his front porch. Johnson told officers she was headed to Athens when she realized she was in no shape to drive and pulled into this person’s driveway for help.