Gleason man charged with aggravated assault

Gleason man charged with aggravated assault

A Gleason man shot after allegedly refusing to obey police officers’ commands, is now behind bars facing a charge of aggravated assault.
Weakley County Sheriff’s Inv. Marty Plunk said on Tuesday that the department located 35-year-old Jason Hensley in Milan after he was released from a Memphis hospital and he was taken into custody.
Hensley was being treated for gunshot wounds he sustained after an apparent domestic dispute turned violent earlier this month in Gleason. At the time, Hensley was listed in critical condition.
After being evicted from a home owned by his father, Hensley allegedly posted vulgar signs in the yard of the home. He apparently threatened the neighbors, which prompted them to call the police.
Officers made contact with Hensley’s father shortly before he arrived on the scene allegedly wielding a shotgun.
Hensley reportedly ignored warnings to put down the weapon and Gleason Police officer David King, shot at Hensley.
King was placed on administrative leave pending the investigation at the time of the incident. Plunk said   King was taken off of administrative leave recently.
Hensley faces a charge of aggravated assault on an officer.
Plunk said his department would request the judge issue “no bond” for Hensley pending the outcome of the judicial process.
Hensley apparently has a history of alcohol and assault charges.
He was jailed from 2003 to 2007 for prior convictions.

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