Legislator’s cyberstalking case continued
Rep. Cody Henson’s case continued until late June
BREVARD—North Carolina Representative Cody Henson (R) will not appear in court on cyberstalking charges until the end of June as his case was continued this week.
Henson appeared in Transylvania Court with the attorney general’s office requesting the continuance as it completes its investigation and compiles information for a grant jury.
The state attorney general is prosecuting the case against Henson after District Attorney Greg Newman recused himself, saying he supported Henson during his last campaign.
Henson represents Polk, Transylvania and most of Henderson counties.
Henson is accused of cyberstalking his estranged wife, Kelsey Henson, whom they share two young children.
Henson is being represented by attorney J. Michael Edney.
Henson has said he will not run for re-election in 2020. He was elected for his second term last November.
Polk County Commissioner Jake Johnson is the first to announce he will run to fill Henson’s seat in 2020. Johnson will file for the seat this November.
Henson was first elected in 2016 as one of the youngest members of the General Assembly.
Kelsey Henson claims she has suffered harassment and emotional abuse from her husband.
Henson has been issued a domestic violence protective order and was ordered in March to surrender his guns.