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Citizens Come to the Aid of Local Officer and Help Make an Arrest

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

July 31st, 2018

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Henderson City Police are thanking two good Samaritans who came to the aid of a local

officer as she was attempting to make an arrest. The incident took place earlier today

(Tuesday morning) when the officer spotted a vehicle in the Rural King parking lot on

South Green Street that matched the description of a vehicle that had been reported

stolen the day before from Jobe’s Diesel just a short down the road at Borax Drive.

HPD Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond says 62-year old Raymond

Anderson of US Highway 41-A was observed standing next to the vehicle and appeared

to be under the influence of drugs. Richmond says just as Officer Gatten began to

handcuff Anderson he became combative and began to resist. Two Rural King

customers quickly came to her aid, but Anderson was able to break free and made a run

for a tree line. One of the customers caught up to Anderson and held him until Officer

Gatten could get the other handcuff on him. A small amount of suspected

methamphetamine was found on Anderson. Anderson has been lodged at the

Henderson County Detention Center on numerous charges including Receiving Stolen

Property Under $10,000, Resisting Arrest, Fleeing or Evading Police On Foot 2nd

Degree, Public Intoxication – Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Controlled

Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense (Meth).

Officer Gatten was treated and released from Methodist Hospital for injuries

sustained during the struggle.

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