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Father & Son Charged With Kidnapping

On December 5th, 2013, Deputy Jordan Chapman responded to a reported kidnapping and assault at the Rutherford Hospital.

Deputy Chapman responded and was met by Don Joseph Buff. Don Buff reported to Deputy Chapman that he had been held against his will during the night of 12/4-12/5.

During this time he had been repeatedly assaulted by two subjects with their hands and knives.

Don Buff was able to escape on the morning of 12/5/2013 and made it to the Rutherford Hospital. Don Buff was treated at the Rutherford Hospital and released.

The investigation revealed that the suspects involved in this incident were Cecil Lee Henson Sr. and Cecil Lee Henson Jr.

During the course of the investigation, sufficient information was obtained to secure a search warrant.

On the evening of 12/5/2013, detectives and patrol officers of the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office executed the search warrant at 171 Clarence Henson Road, Rutherfordton, NC.

Evidence was recovered that pertained to the crimes that were reported.

Arrest warrants were taken out for Cecil Lee Henson Sr. and Cecil Lee Henson Jr.

The warrants for Cecil Lee Henson Sr. were as follows: Assault and Battery; Communicating Threats; Assault With a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury; 1st Degree Kidnapping.

The warrants for Cecil Lee Henson Jr. are as follows; Assault and Battery; Assault With a Deadly Weapon; Communicating Threats; 1st Degree Kidnapping.

Cecil Lee Henson Sr. was arrested on 12/5/2013 while executing the search warrant. He was transported to the Rutherford County Detention Facility and placed under a combined bond of $165,000.

Cecil Lee Henson Jr. has not been located and is being sought out, currently.

Anyone with information as to the location of Cecil Lee Henson Jr. is asked to call 911 or CRIMESTOPPERS 828-286-TIPS (8477). You do not have to reveal your name or any information about yourself. You could receive a CASH reward.


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