Posted: May 9, 2012 6:52 PM by Matt Stafford
After a hit and run Thursday night in Colorado Springs, taking the life of a 14-year-old boy, David Allan Henley, Jr. has been arrested and is facing a felony charge of leaving the scene of a deadly accident.
Henley had his arraignment in court Wednesday; his bond is set at $10,000.
14-year-old Ricardo Figueroa was hit while trying to cross the street at Circle Drive and Airport Road. The driver left the scene; police put out a call for a white man driving a light-colored truck with a lift-kit on it. Henley was taken into custody on Tuesday.
Henley has a lengthy driving history. The 4th Judicial District Attorney's office says they've been dealing with Henley's driving since 1992, and he has a "ton of cases."
Spokesperson Lee Richards with the District Attorney's office points out that Henley received several traffic charges between 2003 and 2005; multiple driving under suspension charges and several habitual traffic charges -- usually given to repeat offenders.
Richards says some of these charges have been dismissed, but it was in situations where Henley was taking a plea deal for other charges. Henley was sentenced to more than ten years in the Department of Corrections for several charges in the early 2000s.
Department of Corrections spokesperson Katherine Sanguinetti says Henley was first placed in DOC custody in 1994; since then he's been in and out. He finished parole on April 19th of this year, just before the deadly accident on May 3rd at Airport and Circle.
Henley also has two other pending charges, both involving driving with a suspended license; one deals with running a stop sign, the other is for speeding by more than 25 miles per hour. Sentencing on those charges is set for Thursday. Richards says Henley faces a maximum of one year in prison for both of them, which is what prosecutors will be seeking.
Henley is due back in court for the charge from the hit and run on May 15th.