Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Sheriff Says Henderson Connected To Murder

LABELLE, FL. -- Murder suspect James Henderson, 19 has been linked by
physical evidence to the murder of Jennings Hardware store owner Daniel
Woosley according to Sheriff Ronnie Lee. Henderson was arrested in the
rural Glades County community of Muse just a few miles north of LaBelle
earlier this morning and later transferred to the Criminal Investigation
Unit on Bridge Street in LaBelle for questioning which is ongoing at of
noon Wednesday. Henderson was in a stolen vehicle again when captured. The
Chevy Cavalier was reported stolen Tuesday at 11 p.m. in Immokalee in
Collier County. Henderson had abandoned in Collier county the Ford 150 pick
up truck he allegedly stole from Woosley in LaBelle around the time of the

Newly elected Sheriff Lee held a news conference earlier today wearing
his traditional "cover", his black felt cowboy style hat. In Lee's previous
administration as Hendry Sheriff four years ago, deputies were required to
wear hats or "covers" everywhere other than indoors. Lee reportedly acted
on a tip he had received on January 1st as to the location of Henderson. It
remains unclear whether the tipster if any might be eligible for the $5000
reward offered early this week for Henderson's arrest.

Lee told reporters he was glad to have captured Henderson. Henderson
escaped from the jail and the murder occurred during the last day of former
Sheriff Steve Worley's administration. The Florida Department of Law
Enforcement and Glades County Sheriffs Office participated in the overnight
stake-out and this mornings arrest of Henderson.

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