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Attempted murder charge for Gray Kentucky man

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Tuesday January 1, 2019


Brent Hensley

(Gray, Ky.) At approximately 10:26pm Monday December 31, 2018 Knox County Deputies responded to a call at an Emanuel Hollow Road residence.


The call was in regard to a woman hiding in a bedroom of the home with her four children and that her husband, identified as 23 year old Brent Allen Hensley, was intoxicated and firing a handgun inside the residence.


Once on scene deputies Mikey Ashurst and Hunter Luttrell loudly identified themselves giving commands for those inside to come to the door. Mrs. Hensley opened the door coming onto the porch of the home and had been noticeably crying.


Brent Hensley refused to exit the residence after being told to do so by deputies and would only show one of his hands but not the other. Deputy Ashurst made his way to the porch and Hensley finally came out of the home. The deputies placed Hensley on the ground and he was detained, but became belligerent and non-compliant when told he was under arrest. While Deputy Luttrell was attempting to control Hensley for detainment he kicked the deputy causing them both to fall onto the porch.


The deputies spoke with Mrs. Hensley and she stated that Brent had been assaulting her since earlier in the evening and took her phone and keys. She also stated that she was ignoring Hensley attempting to get her children to sleep but that he was drunk and was possibly on other drugs.


Mrs. Hensley went on to say that Brent looked at her and said he would blow her brains out, pulling out a pink .380 caliber handgun. She stated that she jerked away as she was holding her baby on the couch when Brent Hensley discharged the handgun shooting through the window behind her head. Her three other children were in the immediate vicinity as well.

A spent shell casing was found on the floor inside the residence. Mrs. Hensley also stated that Brent told her that if she attempted to call the police he would kill whoever showed up adding that he was holding a loaded 410 shotgun when deputies approached the front door.

Deputy Ashurst observed visible bruising to Mrs. Hensley’s face, forehead, arms, and stomach.


Brent Allen Hensley was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center charged with:

Attempted murder – domestic violence, Wanton endangerment – 1st degree, Assault 4th degree – domestic violence, Assault 3rd degree – police officer, Resisting arrest, Menacing, Criminal mischief – 2nd degree.

He is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.

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