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Police respond to ‘disturbance’ at mayor’s house Saturday night, Henry responds

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Police respond to ‘disturbance’ at mayor’s house Saturday night, Henry responds

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry talks about Thursday's shooting death of 19-year-old Javon T. Trott, of Johnston City, on Friday, March 10, 2017, at Carbondale Civic Center.

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry talks about Thursday's shooting death of 19-year-old Javon T. Trott, of Johnston City, on Friday, March 10, 2017, at Carbondale Civic Center.

Jacob Wiegand | @jawiegandphoto

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry talks about Thursday's shooting death of 19-year-old Javon T. Trott, of Johnston City, on Friday, March 10, 2017, at Carbondale Civic Center.

Jacob Wiegand | @jawiegandphoto

Jacob Wiegand | @jawiegandphoto

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry talks about Thursday's shooting death of 19-year-old Javon T. Trott, of Johnston City, on Friday, March 10, 2017, at Carbondale Civic Center.

By Staff Report, News Desk

Police responded to a disturbance on West Hill street late Saturday where a disturbance was found to have come from Mayor John “Mike” Henry’s house, according to a Carbondale Police news release.

“The investigation revealed a disturbance was occurring between the Mayor and his wife,” the release said. “The officers remained at the scene until officers from the SIU Department of Public Safety responded to complete an independent investigation at the request of the Carbondale Police Department.”

John “Mike” Henry posted on social media Monday evening explaining the disturbance between him and his wife, Terri. He said tensions rose while they had family visiting and he and his wife were arguing about it. 

“Our porch doors were open and our arguing drew the attention of a police foot patrol,” Henry said in the post. “Ironically, they were doing exactly what they should have been doing as part of the targeted foot patrol policies I have been encouraging.”

No charges have been filed and there were no injuries which required medical treatment, according to the release.

The investigation will be forwarded to the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office.

There was never any violence, or threat of violence,” Henry said. “Just some hurt feelings in a difficult family situation.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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2 Responses to “Police respond to ‘disturbance’ at mayor’s house Saturday night, Henry responds”

  1. Angela Watters on April 2nd, 2019 10:11 am

    Why this is newsworthy is beyond me. Leave my neighbors Mike and Terri alone. No violence or threats of violence and still the police felt like this was appropriate. Now, the DE is jumping on it the day before the election. Close your windows, Carbondale, because next time it could be you having a loud argument with a spouse or roommate, during a stressful time. And, trust me, as a candidate running for school board in CES 95, running for election is stressful. I’m more concerned about the fact that none of our two CES 95 candidate forums were covered by the local news. Yet, for some reason this TMZ worthy write-up is breaking news and a developing story. “For sale” signs line our streets, enrollment is down at SIUC. You’d think that the community might want to know more about, who will deciding policy in our district for the next four years.
    Sincerely,
    Angela Watters
    Carbondale, IL

  2. Joe Public on April 12th, 2019 3:09 pm

    No violence, Angela? Try again. Yer gonna eat your words.
    It’s significant when the Mayor lies to the public, the constituency.
    It’s more significant when the violent incident occurs right before the Mayoral election.

    https://thesouthern.com/news/local/communities/carbondale/police-report-contradicts-carbondale-mayor-s-account-of-domestic-disturbance/article_c372fd2e-c59a-5dd6-8fd8-0ca89c9ce149.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

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