Huntington man charged with theft, threatening police officer

January 17, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON — The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:

THREAT TO PUBLIC OFFICIAL: A Huntington man was jailed Monday after being accused of threatening a Huntington Police officer who was arresting him on a charge that he had stolen more than $1,000 in items from a Huntington store.

Steven Dale Henson, 52, was jailed at 10:30 p.m. Monday. The Huntington Police Department charged him with grand larceny, threats to public official and trespassing.

According to the criminal complaints filed in Cabell Magistrate Court, police responded just after 8:30 p.m. Monday to a store in the 1000 block of 4th Avenue in Huntington on reports of shoplifting.


Police allegedly found Hen-son to be in the store’s parking lot, in possession of 112 items totaling $1,133.46 that had not been paid for at the store. Hen-son was not allowed to be at the location because of a previous trespassing warning handed down in November, police said.

Henson also allegedly told the arresting officer, Jacob Blackburn, he would be on the side of the road waiting for the officer with his AK-47.

He was booked at Western Regional Jail in Barboursville on an $80,100 bond.

The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed 17 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Paraphernalia, 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, 600 block of 8th Street. Paraphernalia, 3:19 a.m. Tuesday, 900 block of 9th Avenue.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, midnight Tuesday, 3400 block of 4th Avenue.

Petit larceny, wanton endangerment involving a firearm, child neglect resulting in injury, burglary, 11:33 p.m. Monday, 300 block of Oakland Avenue.

Fugitive from justice, warrant service/execution, possession

of a controlled substance, 11:25 p.m. Monday, West 8th Street and Washington Avenue.

Shoplifting — first and second offense, 8:05 p.m. Monday, 800 block of 8th Street.

Retaliation against public official or any person involved in official proceedings, trespassing, grand larceny, 7:01 p.m. Monday, 100 block of 4th Avenue.

Possession of a controlled substance, vehicle security, driver or motorcycle license, 4:49 p.m. Monday, 26th Street and 12th Avenue.


Destruction of property—misdemeanor, battery, 5 p.m. Monday, 2100 block of 8th Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, traffic control devices, no seat belt, suspended/revoked license — DUI first and second offense, fleeing in vehicle, 28th Street and Davis Street.

Warrant service/execution, 4:49 p.m. Monday, West 3rd Street and Adams Avenue.

Recovered stolen auto, 1:25 p.m. Monday, 11th Avenue and 21st Street.

Brandishing, 10:25 a.m. Monday, 500 block of 8th Avenue.

Forty-eight-hour parking violation, 11:34 a.m. Monday, 10th Avenue and 21st Street.

Found property, 3:59 a.m. Monday, 1000 block of 7th Avenue.

Deceased person, 1:07 a.m. Monday, 3300 block of Riverside Drive.

DUI less than 0.150,1:03 a.m. Monday, 2200 block of 5th Avenue.

The following information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:

Stephen Emmett King Jr., 32, was jailed at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was not set.

Joshua Scott Browning, 38, was jailed at 5:15 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Lincoln County charged him with a home confinement violation. Bond was not set.

Christopher Scott Porter, 39, was jailed at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Mason County charged him with counterfeiting. Bond was not set.

Wayne Earl Ezell, 45, was jailed at 9:15 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with robbery and threats of retaliation. He was also jailed on an active warrant. Bond was not set.