Cassville man faces 5 felonies

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

21-year-old in possession of gun, drugs at swimming area

A Cassville man is facing five felonies after allegedly being caught with methamphetamine and pills while at a swimming area on Highway Y.

Chance Henson, 21, of Cassville, is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm and misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Deputy Justin Ruark, with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Henson was arrested at about 3:26 p.m. on April 10 at the low water bridge on Highway Y and Farm Road 2140, a popular swimming area.

Henson, a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of a loaded .357 Colt Lawman MK III, a small baggie containing meth, a glass pipe, a baggie with a methadone pill and 13.5 alprazolam pills.

Henson is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $45,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

Henson is being represented by Attorney James Michael Riehn, who has filed a motion for a bond reduction on Henson’s behalf.

In 2014, Henson was arrested and charged with robbing the Plaza Pharmacy in Shell Knob at gunpoint. He was also on probation for four years for a December 2014 charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

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