Close Enough for Police Work
Blytheville, Arkansas, police were looking for a Travis Henderson who had failed to show up for court on a reckless driving charge. Two officers spotted a man one recognized as Travis Henderson, a Special Olympics athlete who is something of a local celebrity. They say when they attempted to handcuff him, he resisted. So one of the officers Tased him. It turns out he wasn't the Travis Henderson they were looking for. Police Chief Ross Thompson defends the officers' actions, but the local prosecutor dropped charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct against Henderson.