Wanted subjects found hiding inside business
Tue, 03/29/2022 – 15:48

Hensley, Scott Robert
Hensley, Scott Robert
Hudson, Melinda
Hudson, Melinda

March 29, 2022


RE:  Wanted subjects found hiding inside business


     Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies located two wanted suspects over night after being found hiding inside a commercial business unit.  Deputies were made aware that 37 year old Scott Robert Hensley had been staying inside a commercial building in the 2000 N. block of Deborah Dr.  Hensley was wanted on two Felony Warrants for Failure to Appear at hearings tied to charges of Grand Theft and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and information provided to Deputies indicated he was possibly armed.

     Just after midnight Deputies located a vehicle belonging to Hensley parked outside of the building in question and observed Hensley and an unknown female go inside.  Deputies began setting a perimeter around the building while a search warrant could be obtained from a judge.  During this time a female, identified as 39-year-old Melinda Hudson, exited the building and was taken into custody by Deputies without incident.  Ms. Hudson was found to have two active Misdemeanor Warrants from an outside jurisdiction and Deputies located a handgun in her backpack.  Ms. Hudson told Deputies it would be dangerous if they entered the building to search for Hensley. 

     The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was activated and arrived on scene to assist.  After a search warrant was obtained for the building, Deputies gave multiple commands for Hensley to exit the building and attempted contact via phone but could not get a response.  An airborne gas irritant was then deployed into the building, ultimately causing Hensley to exit and surrender peacefully to Deputies. 

     Both Hensley and Hudson were transported to the Bonneville County Jail where they were booked on their respective warrants.  Ms. Hudson was also booked on a new Felony charge for Felon in Possession of a Firearm due to a past conviction prohibiting possession of firearms.