One behind bars after invading home of 89-year-old - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

One behind bars after invading home of 89-year-old

Leonard Henderson (Source: SCSO) Leonard Henderson (Source: SCSO)

Thomas Williams, 89, identified Leonard Henderson, 35, as one of the men who invaded his home and robbed him at gun point on June 30.

Police said Henderson and another man knocked on the door of Williams’ house on Devon Way in the Hedgemoor Neighborhood.

Williams recognized Henderson as a person who has done tree work for him in the past. After Williams gave the men a glass of water, the men forced their way inside of the home and made Williams show them to his office at gunpoint. The men stole $250.

"Invade his home in the middle of the day, that's what's most alarming to me," said Neighbor Ed Wallis.

Wallis said Williams is a pillar in the neighborhood who is known for his good deeds.

"Tries to always wave to people when he drives by around the neighborhood, just again, the last person you would expect to have their home invaded in the middle of the day in our city," said Wallis.

But with only one person behind bars, neighbors hope the other man involved will be taken off the streets.

“To invade the house of a 90-year-old, turn yourself in," said Wallis.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 901-528-CASH (2274), texting 'AWARD' to 274637 or visiting

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