Henry back in jail


Bruce Edward Henry, the 61-year-old Oneonta man whose release from the Blount County Sherriff’s Office’s (BCSO) jail two weeks ago caused something of a stir, is now back in jail according to BCSO operations officer Tim Kent.

Henry was released after his attorney, Brett King, filed a motion to reduce Henry’s bond to a signature bond so he could seek medical treatment when it was thought he had tuberculosis. As reported last week, the Alabama Department of Public Health determined he did not have the highly infectious disease.

Henry is currently charged with robbery in the first degree and violation of the state’s sex offender notification act. He has been indicted, but no trial date has been set.

Federal HIPPA laws prevent disclosure of Henry’s true medical condition without his permission.