NORWICH – A North Norwich resident facing numerous felony charges was arrested yesterday on an active bench warrant issued by the Town of North Norwich Court for failure to appear in court on a charge of unlawful growing of cannabis.
A sheriff’s deputy observed Henry W. Hemsley, age 73 – who authorities said was aware of the existing warrant – outside of his North Norwich home and attempted to take him into custody. It’s alleged that Hemsley then attempted to run into his residence and fought with the deputy prior to his arrest. He was taken into custody and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail to re-appear in the Town of Norwich Court at a later date.
Editor’s Note: The following information was published in the August 20, 2013 edition of The Evening Sun: