Jerry Henington, 37, and his passenger, Tye Sutton, 18, who were arrested earlier this year for a hit-and-run incident that left a Lowell police officer injured, have been assigned new hearing dates. The incident occurred in June, and the two individuals were apprehended shortly after.
According to authorities from the Lowell Police Department, Henington had collided with another vehicle on the road, only to flee the scene and seek refuge in a nearby subdivision. Intercepting the call, a courageous police officer arrived at the location where the suspect was hiding. Tragically, Henington, in a blatant act of disregard for justice, struck the officer head-on, ramming into the driver’s door in a “T-bone type collision.”
As a result of this appalling act, the officer sustained injuries and was promptly rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention. This reckless incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers our law enforcement officers face every day while protecting our communities.
In a shocking revelation, Henington’s long list of charges includes criminal mischief, failure to stop after an accident causing injury or death, refusal to submit to arrest, possession of a controlled substance, speeding, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving with a suspended or revoked license, fleeing the scene of a crime, battery, attempted murder, resisting an officer, and unauthorized use of another person’s property to facilitate a crime. Sutton, on the other hand, has been charged with fleeing, resisting an officer, possession of a controlled substance, attempted murder, reckless driving, speeding, leaving the scene of an accident, and battery.
The legal proceedings for Henington and Sutton have been scheduled for August 10th in Benton County. As the wheels of justice turn, the individuals responsible for this reprehensible act will have their day in court, ensuring that appropriate punishment is meted out for their actions.
This incident in Lowell, Benton County, Arkansas, is a stark reminder of the dangerous situations that police officers encounter every day while upholding the law. It is imperative that we continue to support and appreciate their unwavering dedication to keeping our communities safe.