Prescott police arrest California fugitive - 2007-02-06
Prescott Police officers arrested 65-year-old California fugitive Howard Keith Henson Friday, five years after he fled to Canada to avoid serving a one-year jail sentence for making threats against the Church of Scientology.
Henson's Internet threats and picketing in front of one of the churches' com-pounds in Riverside County stem from his belief that the church, which he views as a cult and not a religion, was responsible for the deaths of two women, a Scientologist and a non-Scientologist, according to his Web site.
Henson regards himself as one of "the most effective critics of Scientology," according to his Web site.
Prescott Police Sgt. Ken Morley said Monday that detective Mark McClain watched Henson's home in the 800 block of Whetstine Avenue for three months after receiving a tip about his fugitive status. McClain arrested Henson, a Prescott High School graduate, on a fugitive-from-justice warrant during a traffic stop near Black Drive in Prescott, Morley said.