On December 15, 2017, it was reported to the Hendersonville Police Department that an Uber driver was touched inappropriately by a passenger that she had picked up. The incident took place in the area of River Road. On December 17, 2017, James E. Thornton, 48 years of age from Hendersonville, was arrested and charged with sexual battery. Thornton has posted a $5,000.00 bond and his General Session Court date is January 24, 2018.
Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.
James E. Thornton