COVINGTON, Ga. – Jessie Henderson, the son of District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson, is in jail again after an arrest last week by the Covington Police Department.
According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office website, Jessie Henderson was arrested May 10 and charged with probation violation, criminal trespass, second-degree criminal damage to property and obstructing or hindering persons making an emergency telephone call.
Jessie Henderson is being held at the Rockdale County Jail on the charges.
According to a NCSO Spokesperson, Jessie Henderson is being housed in Rockdale County because of family relations within the Newton County Jail.
"Mr. (Jessie) Henderson is being housed in Rockdale County for several reasons," NCSO Investigator Jeff Alexander said in an email to The Covington News. "One is that he has a relative that is employed at our agency as a detention officer. Two is that he has another relative that is a 'work release' inmate here.
Alexander said there was no additional cost to Newton County to house an inmate in Rockdale County.
"Newton County has an agreement with Walton and Rockdale Counties to do this type of thing," he said. "We currently have inmates in our facility from those agencies also."
Less than a month ago, Jessie Henderson was listed as the victim in a battery incident at his 7124 Puckett St. home in Covington. As of April 27, that case was still under investigation by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. The News has reached out to NCSO to check on the status of the case.
Jessie Henderson’s probation violation charge stems from a 2017 arrest for theft by receiving, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense, obstruction of officers, driving while license suspended/revoked, reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, giving false name to law enforcement officer and public drunkenness.
On Dec. 27, 2017, Henderson was sentenced to 48 months of probation, with the first 180 days to be served in confinement on those charges.
The Covington News will update this story as information becomes available.