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Jack Henson

Henson, Jack Riley

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On 4/9/23 around 0600hrs, I responded to the listed address for a suspicious person just standing on the front porch. The homeowner, [VICTIM #1], was awaken by his security camera to the young male standing on his front porch. The male never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. He was just standing in the cold rainy weather.

I arrived, and approached the suspect. I asked him what his name was. He didn’t answer me. I asked him if he was ok, and again got no response. I asked him if he knew where he was. He mumbled, “I don’t know.” I asked him for his name again, and he responded with “I think its Jack.” I asked him if he had any ID on him. He said, “I think so”, and pulled a GA Driver’s license from his right front pocket.

I was able to identify him as Jack Henson, and his listed address was in Belmont Glen off of Hodgeville Rd. This is several miles away from this location. I asked Jack how he came to be at this location, and he didn’t answer. I asked him if he was ok or if he needed medical help. Again he wouldn’t answer. I observed that Jack was shivering from the cold, and swaying while standing still. His eyes were also fully dilated and unresponsive to light.

I requested EMS to check due to the erratic behavior. Jack still didn’t respond to questions. I had Jack turn around to pat him down, he would comply with turning around but kept putting his hands down while I was trying to pat him down. I found only an Old Navy credit card in his possession, and he had a sonic styrofoam cup on the ground near his feet. I went to put Jack in handcuffs to detain him due to his continual behavior of not answering questions.

After getting the first handcuff on his left arm, he started pulling away with his right arm. I repeatedly told him to stop resisting and give me his arm. He said he wasn’t resisting, but kept pulling away. He then tried to sit down on the ground. I asked him several times to stay standing, and he would not listen and just sat down. Jack asked if he could have a drink from his sonic cup. I explained to him that I had no idea what was in that cup, and could not allow him to drink any of it at this time.

I waited for Sgt West to arrive, and we tried to convince Jack to walk to my patrol car to sit out of the cold while waiting for EMS. We were eventually able to get him to walk on his own, but when we arrived at the car he would actively resist sitting in the vehicle. After trying to convince him to sit in the vehicle, we just allowed him to sit on the ground leaning up against the patrol vehicle.

Sgt West requested Cpl Handshumaker to stop Jack’s listed residence in Belmont Glen to attempt to make contact with a family person. EMS unit 3 arrived, and attempted to speak with Jack. He would sit there and not answer any questions. I took this opportunity to retrieve the Sonic cup. I removed the lid, and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage along with what smelled like a lemon lime drink. The drink was slightly yellow in color, and the cup was basically full. I asked Jack what was in the cup, he would not answer.

I informed EMS that it did have an alcoholic smell to it, and I asked Jack if there was alcohol in it. He responded “You said it.” We were asked Jack if he wanted to get into the ambulance to get out of the cold, and let the EMT’s check him out. He eventually agreed. He was assisted to stand up and walked over to the ambulance. When he was asked to have a seat on the step of the ambulance, he again would seize up and refused to comply. He would be made to sit down on the step.

Again EMS attempted to get him to answer questions, and get him to allow them to take vitals. Jack just sat there looking and not responding. After continued refusal to cooperate Jack was escorted back to my patrol vehicle, but Jack would sit down and refuse to walk. Sgt West and I would hook under his arms and legs, and carry him in a sitting position to the patrol vehicle.

We then attempted to have him sit in the patrol vehicle, again he would not comply. I held his torso, while Sgt West went to the other side and pulled his legs into the vehicle. Jack was never combative just physically resisted. Jack was then transported to ECSO Jail, where he would be refused due to his unknown mental health status.

I then transported Jack over to Effingham County Hospital ER. He was turned over to hospital staff for evaluation, and released pending warrants for the following charges of Loitering and Prowling, Public Drunkenness, Obstruction of Law Enforcement, and Underage Possession of Alcohol.

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