Fugitive sexual predator has local ties

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State police: Henderson didn't comply with offender-registry laws, considered dangerous

By Vince Luecke

TELL CITY - A sexual predator sought by police should be considered dangerous, authorities looking for the man said this week.

Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Correction officials and the U.S. Marshal's Office are looking for Michael Wayne Henderson, 37.

Convicted in Perry County of criminal-deviate conduct, Henderson allegedly failed to register as a sex offender after his release from prison in September.

Henderson's conviction in 2002  classifies him as a sexual predator, state police said, and he has an active parole warrant for his arrest. Authorities said he "should be considered extremely dangerous."

Henderson was last seen in the Cloverport, Ky., area in October and may be in the Cloverport or Owensboro, Ky., areas. Henderson also has family and friends in Tell City.

Henderson stands 5-foot, 8-inches, weighs 150 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos, including crosses on his nose and chest, spiderweb on his chest, heart with wing and panther on left bicep, sun and devil face on left forearm, a flaming box on his upper right back, skull with spiderweb and the words "Time Kills" on his right bicep and several others on his right forearm, including forks, the image of a woman, an eyeball and a naked angel.

Investigators said Henderson's most distinguishable tattoo, and the one likely to identify him, is the cross on the bridge of his nose.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Indiana Department of Correction Fugitive Apprehension Office at (317) 503-9328, state police at (800) 742-7475 or local authorities at 547-7068. Callers can remain anonymous.