Fayetteville, Arkansas – David Clay Fowlkes, First Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Robert Don Henderson, age 35, was sentenced today to 188 months in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release for Aiding and Abetting in the Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
According to court records, on September 23, 2019, officers with the Lincoln Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Henderson. Once the officers initiated a traffic stop, Henderson failed to stop his vehicle and fled from the officers at a high rate of speed. Henderson lost control of the vehicle, and crashed through a fence, at which point, he jumped out of the vehicle and continued his flight on foot. Officers eventually caught up to Henderson, and he surrendered by kneeling on the ground and placing his hands in the air. During a search of Henderson’s person, officers located two firearms. During an inventory search of the vehicle, officers located additional firearms. Later, after receiving additional information, investigators sought and obtained a search warrant for the vehicle driven by Henderson. Upon execution of the search warrant, investigators located approximately one-half of a pound of methamphetamine in a jacket inside the vehicle.
A federal grand jury indicted Henderson in March 2020, and he entered a guilty plea in July 2020.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Lincoln Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Kim Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.