Ex-fugitive sentenced on drug charges

Antoine Henderson, 27, to serve 30 years in prison


SAN ANTONIO – A judge sentenced an ex-fugitive with a lengthy criminal history to 30 years in prison Tuesday in the 175th District Court in Bexar County.

Antoine Henderson, 27, was convicted of several charges, including possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

According to District Attorney Nico LaHood, Henderson has been arrested more than two dozen times on more than 30 separate charges, most of them related to drug offenses.

"By his constant disregard for court orders and extensive criminal history, Mr. Henderson mocked the justice system," LaHood said. "Mr. Henderson received an appropriate sentence which ensures the safety of our community."

Henderson was first arrested in April 2007 for driving with an invalid license. Then in April 2013, Judge Mary Roman placed him on probation for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana charges.

While awaiting sentencing in May of this year, Henderson cut off his GPS ankle monitor and a warrant was issued for his arrest, said LaHood. After being apprehended, Judge Roman reinstated Henderson's bond with instructions for him to have the ankle monitor reattached. Henderson failed to appear for his scheduled sentencing hearing June 16.

Late last month, Henderson was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals' Lone Star Fugitive Task Force when he was found hiding in an air conditioning closet.

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