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Standoff ends with Magness man in jail for terroristic threatening, domestic battering

A Magness man is behind bars after being charged with domestic battery and terroristic threatening stemming from an incident earlier this week. Members of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department arrested 40-year-old Jimmy Harold Henley II on Monday, Oct. 8, at his residence after he barricaded himself inside the home.

Earlier, Henley’s wife told Dep. Bobby Lockard she had been in a fight with her husband at their Edith Street home, and he threw her on top of a glass table, causing it to break and cut her face, according to the probable cause for arrest affidavit.

The deputy noted the woman did have a cut on the right side of her chin that was consistent with her story.

Henley’s wife told authorities she then left their home by foot, leaving her husband at the residence. After authorities arrived at the Edith Street home, Henley refused to let them inside and told them they were in his “crosshairs.” He also said, “If y’all come in, I’m going to kill you pigs!”, according to court documents.

After negotiating with Sgt. Brett Ward for about thirty minutes, Henley exited the front door of the residence with his hands up, submitting to arrest without further incident. It was determined after a computer check that Henley had been previously convicted of two prior felonies and had been convicted of one or more domestic battery offenses within five years of this offense.

Jimmy Harold Henley II is charged with terroristic threating in the first degree and domestic battering in the third degree — both class D felonies. He’s also being charged as a habitual offender having been previously convicted of two or more but less the four felonies.

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