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W.Va. man facing charges in Burger King assault

October 20, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

An 18-year-old Falling Waters, W.Va., man was in the Washington County Detention Center Tuesday night on charges related to an alleged fight at a Burger King near Maugansville.

Michael Cody Henson, of Vinegar Court, was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and use of a deadly weapon with intent to injure, according to Washington County District Court documents.

Henson's bond was set at $50,000, a deputy said.

According to a charging document, a witness told Washington County Sheriff's deputies who responded to a complaint of a fight Friday night at the Maugans Avenue Burger King that Henson swung a knife at him. Henson told an officer that no one had a knife, but police found a knife with a 3 3/4-inch blade under a bush, where the witness said he saw Henson conceal it, the charging document states.

According to the document, Henson later told police he pulled out the knife because he and his friends were outnumbered three to four. Henson and his friends had been driving on Interstate 81 when a black Mercedes with a group of men cut them off, and both vehicles pulled into the Burger King, where the fight broke out. Police responded to the scene at 8:45 p.m., the charging document states.

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