Extradition hearing set for accused in Washington County triple-homicide

Daniel Lee Henry- Courtesy of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

(WJHL) – Local deputies were driving to New Orleans to talk to a man accused of killing his mother, father, and aunt in Jonesborough this past weekend.

Daniel Henry, 38, was taken into custody Saturday night by U.S. Marshalls, Louisiana State Police and New Orleans police. He has an extradition hearing scheduled for Tuesday in New Orleans.

Henry was charged locally with three counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Robert Kenneth Henry, 66; Melody Diane Henry, 55; and Barbara June Hammonds, 64 at 123 Skyline Road, Jonesborough. A deputy found the bodies after the sheriff’s office got a call that Henry may have killed his family.

Henry was placed on the Tennessee Bureau Investigations most wanted list Saturday morning and found in New Orleans that night.

According to the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office website, Henry was scheduled to appear in court for an extradition hearing Tuesday morning.

Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said two investigators left at 7 a.m. Monday for New Orleans. Graybeal said it was too early to know when Henry could be returned to Tennessee.

Henry also faced drug possession charges in New Orleans, where he was being held on $15,000 bond for those alleged offenses.

Henry has a lengthy history of arrests in Washington County, including drug charges, domestic violence, and public intoxication.

No bond was given by New Orleans authorities for the local warrant.

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