Houston County grand jury indicts man accused of inappropriately touching girl

Houston County grand jury indicts man accused of inappropriately touching girl

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - When a Houston County grand jury met on April 21, they indicted a 39-year-old Crockett man who is accused of inappropriately touching a girl while she was on her way from school and threatening the police officers who arrested him on Feb. 23.

Stacy Bernard Henry was indicted for second-degree felony indecency with a child and third-degree felony retaliation.

According to an arrest affidavit, Crockett police officers were dispatched to a home, and the victim's grandmother told them her granddaughter was walking home from school when a man she didn't know stopped her and started having an inappropriate conversation with her. The woman said the man then touched her granddaughter inappropriately as he hugged her, the affidavit stated.

The girl was able to describe the home where it occurred and she said the man had plaid pajama pants, a gray hoodie, a black cap, and multiple tattoos, including one of a tire on his neck. The girl also provided a number that the man gave her, according to the affidavit.

Police then went to the 100 block of Ralph Bunch Road and located the house the girl described. They then talked to a man with the description she provided and identified him as Henry. He said he was sitting underneath the carport when a girl walked by and he yelled at her to ask about insurance information that her mother may know. He then changed his story several times and admitted to hugging the girl, according to the affidavit.

At that point, the Crockett PD officers arrested Henry and escorted him to a patrol unit. Henry had trouble getting into the vehicle, he allegedly said "that what make me want to kill the police when I see them, with dope dealers they got them big guns."

When the police officers told Henry he was making threats, he told them that he doesn't make threats; he makes promises, the affidavit stated.

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