Lenoir City man,
58, accused of killing son, 36, on Sunday night
Steven Preston Hensley
By News Sentinel staff
LENOIR CITY — A Lenoir City man is behind bars today
charged in the fatal weekend shooting of his son.
Larry Preston Hensley, age 58, of 280 Harmon Lane, is
charged with involuntary manslaughter for the Sunday night slaying
of 36-year-old Steven Preston Hensley.
According to a news release from Loudon County
Sheriff Tim Guider, Larry Hensley dialed 911 Sunday evening to
report the shooting at 195 Duggan Road.
When deputies arrived, they found the victim lying
on the ground near a garage, the release states. He'd been shot at
least once in the leg and groin area.
Larry Hensley admitted to deputies that he shot
his son during a verbal fight, the release states.
"He stated his son pushed him down and that he got
off the ground to defend himself, warning his son he was armed," the
release states. "When his son came toward him again, the father
fired a shot which hit him in the leg."
The shot hit a major artery, according to the
release, and Steven Hensley later died at University of Tennessee
Larry Hensley was booked into the Loudon County
Jail and as of this evening was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.