'Armed and dangerous' criminal homicide suspect in custody after Franklin County Sheriff's Office search

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Sep 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-13 18:37:27-04

WINCHESTER, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was called to Winchester, Tennessee early Monday morning in response to a shooting that left one man dead.

A caller reported a shooting around 4:15 a.m. in the 1100 block of Norwood Creek Road. Deputies with the sheriff’s office and medical crews were each sent to the scene.

When emergency crews arrived, they found a male victim with one gunshot wound. Deputies initially rendered aid to the gunshot victim before the medical responders arrived and took him to the nearest emergency room. The victim was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Quentin Nathaniel Stacy.

Deputies learned that the shooting suspect, identified as Steven Brian Henley, 57, fled on foot with a handgun roughly five minutes before they arrived on scene.

Steven Brian Henley

The Winchester Police Department, Coffee County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation all assisted Franklin County deputies in the search for the suspect, AKA “Petey” Henley.

A warrant for Henley’s arrest with a charge of Criminal Homicide was granted and placed the suspect on TBI’s “Most Wanted” list.

After knocking on doors and talking to local residents, law enforcement officers working this search were directed to a residence on East England Street in Cowan, Tennessee.

Around 2:40 p.m., Henley was found in the garage of the home on East England Street. No search warrant had been obtained by law enforcement to enter the home, but Henley was convinced to come out. He was arrested without incident.

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Steven Brian Henley being taken into custody.

There will be additional charges applied to Henley that are unknown at this time. No bond has been set.

Sgt. Samuel Davidson with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said that this arrest was only possible due to the “incredible cooperation” and efforts made by the assisting law enforcement agencies, as well as the community members who provided valuable information leading to Henley’s arrest.

NewsChannel 5 will update this article as more details are released.