Trooper faces domestic violence charges

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 10:42 pm
By: News 9

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper faces domestic violence charges after taking his girlfriend to her ex-husbands house, against her will.

Trooper Jason Wayne Henry was arrested in Guthrie; he now faces several misdemeanor charges. A spokesman at OHP headquarters says the veteran is still a member of the force, for now.

The 32-year old trooper was moving out of his girlfriend's home in Guthrie just hours after facing a judge at the Logan County Courthouse. Henry was arraigned on charges that he assaulted his live-in girlfriend.

Kevin Dixon, her ex-husband, says shortly after midnight on New Year's Day, Henry showed up with his girlfriend, and told Dixon he was quote "bringing her home."

"He's holding her by her wrists and tossing her around and hollering at her," Dixon said.

Guthrie police showed up and arrested Henry.

According to an arrest affidavit, the victim told police that she and Henry had been out drinking.

They started arguing and she was taken to her ex-husband's house against her will. Police say the victim had scratches and marks on her body. Dixon says Henry also got physical with the officer. After confrontation, Henry pushed one of the officers.

Henry is now charged with domestic abuse, obstructing an officer and public intoxication.

OHP spokesman Captain Chris West says Trooper Henry was on vacation when he was arrested and when he returns to work next week is when they'll review this case.

"We may or may not take action, depends on what happens in the city of Guthrie," West said.

The trooper is scheduled to be back in court on January 11th. In the meantime, he's out on a personal recognizance bond that states he must avoid contacting the victim.