Deputy arrested for child abuse
A former McCreary County, Kentucky special sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on child abuse charges.
Knox County, Tennessee sheriff’s deputies arrested 36-year-old Stevie Hensley of Whitley City tuesday night at children’s hospital.
Hensley faces child abuse charges for allegedly causing severe injuries to his one month old daughter in McCreary County.
Death sought for man convicted of killing police officer
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a man charged with the first killing of a Bristol police officer in 78 years.
A grand jury yesterday indicted 26-year-old Nikolaus Johnson on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of officer Mark Vance. The 30-year-old Vance died November 27 while answering a domestic violence call.
Police said Johnson laughed about the slaying when he was apprehended.
He is a former gang member who spent time in prison for his role in a gang-related beating.
The state’s last execution was in 2000, its first in 40 years.