VARNEY – Two men face felony charges after they allegedly forced their way into a residence, physically assaulted the homeowner, and took a sum of cash from the home.
Phillip Hensley, 28 from Varney, and Terry Mullins, 31 from Varney, were arrested after an arrest warrant was executed by Sgt. A. Farra of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department. Hensley and Mullins have been charged with conspiracy, nighttime burglary, malicious wounding and robbery.
According to a criminal complaint, the arrest was made for an incident that occured October 14. The complaint states that on that date, Hensley conspired with Terry Mullins to enter the victim’s home.
The pair allegedly forced their way through the front door of the victim’s residence. After entering the residence, Hensley and Mullins allegedly struck the victim multiple times on his body and face and knocked him to the ground.
The complaint states that Hensley and Mullins asked the victim where cash could be found in the residence. The victim stated that the two continued to strike him in the head and body which resulted in brusing, cuts to the face and a fractured nose.
The victim explained that the two allegedly took a combined $700 in cash and change from the victim before leaving the residence.
Information in this article was obtained by use of a criminal complaint which is public record. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and those named should be considered innocent until and if proven guilty.
(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)