Henderson son charged with making threats

Quintarious Henderson

Quintarious Henderson

COVINGTON -- The son of Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson is in trouble again with the same family of an underage female who started his legal woes.

Quintarious Henderson, 18, of 3124 Thelma St., has been arrested and charged with terroristic threats and acts in connection with alleged threats he made against the family of the young girl.

The mother of the family called the Covington Police Department Monday around 9 p.m. to report that someone had damaged her vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot of Bethlehem Baptist Church on Usher Street.

According to a CPD incident report, the woman told officers there were three puncture holes in her right front tire and a scratch on her right front bumper. She said when she found the flat tire, Quintarious Henderson was standing at the rear of her vehicle.

"When she noticed the tire she said she asked Mr. Henderson what he was doing and had he done anything to her car ... He said no, he was coming from home on his way to get some food. ... (She) said she spoke to Henderson for a few minutes then he walked away east on Usher Street towards Emory Street," the report states.

According to CPD spokesman Lt. Wendell Wagstaff, CPD detectives were preparing to bring Henderson in for questioning in regard to this matter when they learned he had been arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

The NCSO arrested him on a warrant for terroristic threats and acts taken out the same day as the incident at Bethlehem Baptist Church by the father of the young girl.

The father states in that warrant, "Quintarious Henderson did make threats to shoot (the father) and his family. He also threatened to burn their house. He was overheard making these threats by a witness."

Henderson is currently being held at the Newton County Detention Center, also charged with probation violation. Wagstaff said the CPD would be taking out additional warrants relative to the property damage.

In January of 2010 he was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking after he violated a court order to stay away from the residence of the then-12-year-old girl living in The Links subdivision. Judge John Degonia had signed the restraining order in September of 2009. The girl's father came home and found Henderson in his kitchen. The young girl admitted to letting him inside the house, but the order had specified that Henderson not have any contact with the family.

When the matter came to court, Henderson's charges were reduced to criminal trespass, but on April 10 of 2010, the family reported that he was once more contacting their daughter and warrants were once again taken for aggravated stalking. Henderson was arrested on April 28.