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Violent Offender on Parole Arrested Again

(Michigan City, IN) - A convicted rapist on parole was allegedly found with a gun and ammunition in a Michigan City motel room.  Troy Hensley, 25, is charged in La Porte Superior Court 1 with level 4 felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.


In 2016, he was given a 10-year prison sentence in La Porte Circuit Court for rape.  Four counts of child molesting in the case were dismissed.


On April 27, Indiana State Parole Agents responded to the Dunes Inn near U.S. 421 and Interstate 94 on a tip that Hensley was in possession of a gun.  A search of his motel room allegedly turned up a loaded 9 millimeter pistol and two magazines containing about 30 rounds.


Hensley told investigators he was given the gun about a week ago by a friend named “Spider” for protection. He also said he didn’t want to harm anyone, according to court documents.


Police said two boxes of ammunition containing 150 rounds were also found in his motel room.  Hensley said the ammunition was shoplifted from a sporting goods store in La Porte.


Hensley could face anywhere from a 2 to 12 year sentence along with additional time for the alleged parole violation.

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