Sheriff Tim W. Guider

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12680 Hwy 11 W Suite 1
Lenoir City, TN 37771

Office: 865-986-4823
Records: 865-986-1770
Fax: 865-986-3621

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Loudon County Sheriff Tim Guider today announced the arrest of Mr. Larry Preston Hensley, age 58, of 280 Harmon Lane in Lenoir City, who was charged in the shooting death of his son, Steven Preston Hensley, age 36.

Loudon County 911 received a call on Sunday evening (September 4th) to investigate a shooting at 195 Duggan Road, the caller being Larry Hensley. When deputies arrived they found the victim, Steven Hensley, his son, lying on the ground near a garage, having been shot at least once in the leg/groin area. Larry Hensley admitted to investigators and deputies that he did shoot his son after getting into a verbal altercation with him. He stated his son pushed him down and that he got off the ground to defend himself, warning his son he was armed. When his son came toward him again, the father fired a shot which hit him in the leg. The shot hit a major artery, resulting the death of Steven Hensley later at UT Hospital.

Larry Hensley has been charged with Voluntary Manslaughter and remains in the Loudon County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

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Larry Preston Hensley

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Steven Preston Hensley

Released: Tuesday - September 6, 2011

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