Woman Wanted For First Degree Murder Found In Putnam County

PUTNAM COUNTY, T.N., — Cookeville Police Department (CPD) and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP)  successfully apprehend a suspect wanted for First Degree Murder out of Davidson County, Tennessee.

Reports state that Amanda Henson, 27, of Nashville was taken into custody on May 14 after she led Cookeville Police on a chase that ended as Henson drove westbound on I-40.

Allegedly, two female shoplifters were reported by loss prevention at the Cookeville Walmart on S. Jefferson Avenue and a CPD officer was dispatched to the scene. On the way to the scene, the officer noticed a white PT Cruiser in the right turning lane exiting Walmart. The officer turned his vehicle and engaged hs emergency equipment

According to reports, the driver turned onto S. Jefferson and was followed by the officer. The driver continued without stopping and even drove through a red light on Interstate Drive and past stopped traffic. The officer followed the vehicle until the driver turned onto I-40 and let the THP take over.

THP picked up the pursuit at mile-marker 284 and even allegedly came up beside the PT Cruiser but the driver ignored him and continued to drive on. The driver eventually pulled over the vehicle at mile-marker 276.

Reports state that Henson was the driver of the PT Cruiser and that on inspection had constricted pupils and admitted to consuming meth earlier. Henson also allegedly refused to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol/drug content of her blood. When the affiant asked why she did not stop, Henson claimed that she didn’t because she was wanted for Murder.

Henson is charged with two counts of Evading Arrest, Reckless Endangerment and D.U.I and her total bond is listed at $21,000.