Region 8 man who pulled a gun because he didn’t get straw, sentenced

Johnathan L. Hensley Provided by the Sharp Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Johnathan L. Hensley Provided by the Sharp Co. Sheriff's Dept.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A man who led police on a chase because he pulled a gun on a fast food employee for not giving him a straw, was sentenced Thursday to prison.

According to the Craighead County Circuit Courts Office, Johnathan Hensley was sentenced to 14 years in jail for aggravated assault and criminal attempt to manufacture meth.

Jonesboro Police say on July 12, 2009 Hensley and his wife were in a local fast food restaurant and after he didn't get a straw with his food order, an argument broke out between Hensley and the employee.

The employee chased Hensley out of the restaurant, but then Hensley who only has one leg, hopped out of his truck with a gun and threatened the employee. Not shots were fired.

Police were called, and a chase ensued down Caraway Road. The Hensley's finally surrendered but police found a mix of cash, drugs, and a gun inside the truck.

Police say Hensley had two cashier's checks totaling $250,000, plus they found components for a meth lab.

Johnathan Hensley was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Jessica Hensley reached a plea agreement in October in an unrelated case.

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