MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A couple is charged with stealing a truck and using it to break into a country store then torching it in the woods.
Dylan Henson and his alleged accomplice Erica Whitehead are now jailed in Maury County after they ran from a traffic stop Saturday in Columbia.
The duo now faces a multitude of charges in the case out of Giles County and detectives tell News 2 our viewers helped crack the case.
The minute News 2 aired the story on Thanksgiving Day, the suspects named popped up for investigators.
And on Tuesday, Henson spoke to News 2 from inside the Maury County jail.
The 19-year-old says authorities have the wrong man.
“I wasn’t even in town,” he said. “I was in Waterloo, Alabama.”
When asked if he was the man who jumped the counter at the country store, Henson says no.
When asked how his name came up then, he said, “I don’t know.”
Henson said the morning the crime took place, he was on Natchez Trace, walking down the road to his mother’s house, trying to make it home for Thanksgiving.
“Is there anyone who can say, ‘Yeah, I was with him, that story adds up?’” News 2’s Andy Cordan asked.
“Uh, no,” Henson replied. “I was walking by myself in the woods.”
He then said whoever is trying to get him charged for this, “You need to quit lying on me”
However, the lead detective in the case told News 2 he feels good about the arrest and evidence in the case.
He said the alleged accomplice, Whitehead, is cooperating with investigators and has implicated Hesnon.
News 2 was also told both suspects apparently lived in the community around the country store in earlier years.
Whitehead remains jailed on $30,000 bond and Henson on $25,000. Both are due in court Dec. 14.