'I'll never stop': Hawkins man accused of killing ex's cat arrested again for stalking

Jeff Bobo • May 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who was arrested May 2 on aggravated stalking and aggravated animal cruelty against his ex-girlfriend was arrested again Thursday morning accused of spray painting a crude message near her home and threatening, "I'll never stop."

On Monday the victim's mother reported to HCSO Detective David Lafollette that the girl had received harassing messages from Hunter Austin Henry, 19, 119 Knights 2, Rogersville.

"She states the messages were discovered on a building near their home," Lafollette said. "The messages were painted on the side of Crossroads Market (at the intersection of Rt. 70N and Pressmens Home Road)."

The messages included a crude comment, as well as the threats "I'll never stop", and "see you at (her college)".

At the time of his arrest Thursday morning Henry was free on $5,000 bond and wearing an ankle monitor, and also has a restraining order against him. He was charged Thursday with aggravated stalking and harassment.

Henry is currently held in the Hawkins County Jail without bond pending arraignment set for Monday morning.

Henry was arrested on May 2 and charged with aggravated stalking and aggravated animal cruelty for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend's cat and spray-painting the same crude comment on her car, home and other locations.

The victim’s mother told HCSO Deputy Adam Bledsoe that some of her daughter’s classmates had implicated Henry as the culprit based on statements he allegedly made to them. She also stated that their cat had gone missing.

On April 30 Henry reportedly approached a witness at the Rogersville Walmart who recorded her conversation with him, during which time he allegedly admitted to vandalizing the victim’s home and killing her cat.

Lafollette stated in his report that Henry was also recorded saying that he would take further action against the victim.

Henry also allegedly made threatening comments regarding the victim to that same witness on Facebook Messenger.

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