Henderson Lenox

Henderson Lenox

The Emporia Gazette

An Emporia man was arrested Thursday for criminal threat, aggravated assault, flee and elude and possession of marijuana after multiple incidents this week.

Around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, an individual was walking on the trails north of Interstate 35 when, according to police reports, the suspect — Ray Anthony Kolee Henderson Lenox, 20 of Emporia — exposed himself and brandished a knife. Henderson Lenox later tried to enter a locked police vehicle.

The victim called the police after Henderson Lenox walked away. Emporia State University Police arrived shortly thereafter, but Henderson Lenox was not located.

Then, around 3 p.m., an Emporia Police Department officer saw a man matching Henderson Lenox’s description near Ninth Avenue and Constitution Street. He attempted to flee and officers pursued on foot. They ordered Henderson Lenox to drop the knife and he complied. He was taken into custody in the 1100 block of Merchant Street.

Henderson Lenox was already a person of interest in an investigation of a criminal threat that occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday, when the Lyon County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from a man who said he had plans to “kill murder or harm the police at the Emporia station” and to “shoot directly at one of the officers.”

(14) comments

Keoni21

Like I said, I'm neither for or against the kid. And I didn't write my comments with the intentions of offending anyone of any color/ disability etc, so don't take it that way, but if you do, then that's on you, I already stated that wasn't my intentions/objective. I'm a hispanic male some tats, so most people make the automatic assumption that I'm some type of"gangster/thug" at first sight, so yes I get the whole "bad cops & brutality" take, might come as a shocker, but my people experience just as much, if not worse. The only difference is you guys have the chance &opportunity to bring to light what's happened in the dark, by exposing it through media and news, to the point where everyone finally starting to see it for themselves and can't turn the eye, its a step. All the other colored minorites don't have options/ solid grounds/platform to launch from. But this isnt the topic of this discussion. Just saying anything can happen& does happen to anyone and everyone, race isn't even a factor.

Rationa1

I've read over your comments, Keoni. Your posts read that you believe the suspect is guilty and, if not guilty, that he has brought this on himself. You're right...anything can and does happpen...but it happens to POC more often than it does to White people. So yeah...race is a factor after all.

Keoni21

3rd- if he didn't do anything wrong why did he run? Yeah I get it, "from a bigger city with daily police brutality" etc etc, but that's there not here, when have you ever heard of any known police brutality in this city this year?? Sorry but that excuse doesnt justify anyone's actions here, or did you think "cause he's black", its okay??? And I'm sure you didn't overlook the part where the story said police "ordered him to drop the knife " did he pull it out or already have it out?? If your gonna use the excuse "He's from city of bad cops etc" then don't you think the last thing he should have on him when running from police is the knife? Let alone having it out around them?? I'm sorry but most of what you said doesn't justify his actions, or make their side look any better. And the plain fact that you even had the audacity to retort "why cause he's black?" To the other persons comment is just a pitiful sad sign of ignorance. Nowhere in the comment did it have one single sign of racism, or even brought up him being black. With that being said I'm gonna assume you're black, and if so, I'm gonna assume thats your #1 go-to line against anyone not black. Its an overused pathetic excuse/reason, used so much nowadays that even when people KNOW what's wrong or in the wrong, they still have the nerve to bring it up. Black or not, wrong is wrong. And for the record, this is coming from another colored person, not a white person so try n come up with something worth retorting. And that whole"cause he's black. BLM" routine is so outplayed n overrated, its starting to get annoying &pathetic. What so special& different about black lives that is suppose to make it "matter" more then any other life? Black people think their race is the only one going thru shyt or what? Its like all of a sudden those people have the same mentality of "oh poor me, no one cares about me,we don't matter, everything only happens to us". Always complaining and doing nothing about it. Honestly the only difference between the races, is what is showed on news/media. Same shit happens to everyone race, so why don't ALL lives matter.

Ms.Shannon

Welp you just proved my point. And ALL lives always matters, including the life of a severely autistic young black male.

Ms.Shannon

Oh one other thing ignorance is when you che into a conversation without knowing any facts. Start responding, go on the defense without provacation. Then assume things that definitely aren't true or the case. And you might want to look up the definition of ignorant. Smh

Keoni21

So, ms shannon ima give you the benefit of a doubt as I do the story, and gonna say your side is "correct" as well. And since I'm assuming you'll vouch for the family, and know their side, I wanna see if you can help clear up the issues I have with your statement.1: if he does have " severe mental health deficits", what responsible parents in their right mind allow him to carry a blade? Let alone let him go out n about with it? That's just common sense in any parents mind IDC who you are. 2: why is he urinating in public in the first place? Even if he has the "mind of a 14yr old n a 20 yr old body" as you say, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say most 14yr olds can establish some difference from right&wrong, and seeing as he's mentally sufficient enough to "go to the library to download music" then he should have some understanding of general wrong choices; like "just walking then just stop n start to piss whereever, or playing with a knife" as you stated.

Ms.Shannon

There u go again assuming he was in a private part of the geo park. The assumed victim was up off the highway looking. Anyways you exhausted me, God bless bye

Keoni21

I'm neutral on the subject, there's always 3 sides to a story; yours, there's and the true story. No offense or picking a side but I see flaws in the article posted and Shannon's comments. I get the media is media, never 100% accurate. But at the same time just cause you "know" a family or associate with them, doesn't always make them right, or you correct and all knowing on a situation if you weren't there. If what you say is "true" shannon then I have a few questions I hope you can clear up sense youre well aqquainted with the "caring" fam.

houndi

should of pop a cap in his tush..

Ms.Shannon

Shameful, shameful shame. Why would you want to "pop a cap" in a harmless mentally ill young man. Could it be because he's black???? BLM

Ms.Shannon

This report doesn't seem accurate. It failed to mention that this suspect has severe mental health deficits. So his mind is that of a 14 yr old even though he's 20. The suspect was doing his daily walk, and playing Naruto with is blade. He went to urinate, turned around and there was some guy screaming at him. He thought the guy was a pervert, so he put the blade in his hand and told the guy to get away from him and walked off. He had no ideal the guy was thinking he was exposing himself to him, and made a report. He never tried breaking into anything, less known a police car, all he did is walk home ( he's on camera walking right past the alleged police car. Later that afternoon he went to the Library to download music. He was walking back home when he was pulled up on by several police vehicles. So he got scared ( he's from a large city where police harming you for no reason happens daily) and ran, them was promptly apprehended. I just had to shed some light on the situation, as I know the family and they are decent, caring loving people.

Ice

Your indications of the individual's actions indicate he "got scared" since he was "pulled up on by several police vehicles". The L.E.O.s. HAVE to respond in such manner; they have no afore such knowledge that the man has "severe mental health deficits", "his mind is that of a 14 yr old even though he's 20", etc. The L.E.O.s HAVE to respond to THE THREAT LEVEL THAT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO THEM UNTIL IT'S BEEN PROVEN -PROVEN- TO BE SAFE. OR ONE OF THE L.E.O.s MIGHT NOT GO HOME.

Ms.Shannon

No one's questioning they're procedure. What is in question is the inaccuracy of the initial report. When things are added that didn't occur, there is a issue. I was merely stating what I know to be correct. I am NOT saying that the police did anything wrong when apprehending the suspect.

Ice

Ms. Shannon, some things to consider about things that didn't occur may I suggest the following. In addition, one should not rely the media of today for accurate reports.

The report doesn't mention that "this suspect has severe mental health deficits. So his mind is that of a 14 yr old even though he's 20." HOW would the L.E.O.s or ANYONE ELSE know? The suspect was doing his daily walk, and "playing Naruto with his "BLADE". He went to urinate, turned around and there was some guy screaming at him. (Perceived Disorderly Conduct, Indecent Exposure by the other party in the incident?) He thought the guy was a pervert, "so he put the BLADE in his hand and told the guy to get away from him and walked off. (Perceived Aggravated Assault by the other party in the incident?) He was walking back home when he was pulled up on by several police vehicles. (Common in the apprehension of a suspected felon in possession of a weapon.) So he got scared ( he's from a large city where police harming you for no reason happens daily) and ran, (Obstructing Justice) them (sic) was promptly apprehended. I just had to shed some light on the situation, as I know the family and they are decent, caring loving. . . "

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