Sheriff Hill busts 4 critics, calls out others

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.

JONESBORO — Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill busted several criminals who recently insulted or threatened him.

In one case, a man called, allegedly threatening to kill the sheriff. In another, several alleged gang members, including one sporting a T-shirt that read “F___ Victor Hill,“ were rounded up.

According to CCSO’s Nixle feed, on June 30 between 1 a.m. and 2 p.m, Kevin Wesley Henderson “dialed 911 twice from a cell phone and threatened to kill Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. In the first call the man said he would kill the Sheriff upon seeing him, and on the second call the man stated that he was going to go to the Sheriff’s home and wait there to kill him.“

E-911 operators alerted the Sheriff’s Department command staff and forwarded recordings of the calls. The Fugitive Squad identified Henderson, swore out warrants and found Henderson asleep in a truck on Lake Harbin Road in Morrow around 10:05 a.m. that morning. Henderson was arrested.

Henderson fell asleep again during his first appearance in Magistrate Court on July 1.

In another Nixle post, Hill said three members of the 59 Brim Blood gang were arrested and charged with drug distribution and firearms possession during a felony. According to Hill, the men were arrested in a traffic stop, during which police allegedly found “a quantity of marijuana for distribution, scales, and two handguns.“

Josiah “Gwallah“ Lee, Eric “Slimsito“ Carlos and Houston “Ibeezy“ Glasco were taken into custody. Hill alleged that Glasco tried to swallow the marijuana as deputies approached their car.

Hill said he had warned the gang members to leave town after an arrest last year, noting their social media posts featured them posing with weapons and drugs and alleging they were “prime suspects“ in two shootings.

According to Hill, the group was buying handguns in an area pawn shop on Saturday, where “witnesses described them as blatantly taking pictures with weapons and flashing cash.“

For Hill, the arrest took a personal turn when Lee “went as far to have a T-shirt printed ... that explicitly called out Sheriff Victor Hill just to let everyone know that he was bold enough to operate inside of Clayton County.“

About half of Hill’s post about Henderson’s arrest recounted previous arrests for what the sheriff deemed harassing communications: Toneika Brown’s January spate of love letters and songs and publisher Gerrian Hawes’ repeated emails “of a harrassing nature about ‘love.’“ Hawes was arrested after her husband, former CCSO deputy Robert Hawes, was arrested and fired for alleged misconduct.

Robert Hawes has said he would run against Hill for sheriff, while Hill reiterated allegations that Hawes filed a false report about missing service weapons and “forging a ticket to cover the whereabouts of a local stripper.“

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