ALEA: Alabama State Trooper fired after arrest on rape & sodomy charges

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – On Tuesday evening, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced the termination and arrest of a State Trooper.

Officials with ALEA and the State Bureau of Investigation say they arrested Samuel H. McHenry II, 36 of Rutledge on Tuesday, December 8. He was transported to the Butler County Jail and booked on one count of first-degree Rape and one count of Sodomy.

Authorities say they began an investigation after allegations of criminal activity while McHenry was on-duty.

Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier issued a statement Tuesday evening:

“Upon notification by local law enforcement, SBI Agents immediately responded and began a criminal investigation related to serious allegations of criminal activity of a Trooper while on-duty. Based on the initial findings of the investigation, McHenry’s employment was terminated. Although everyone is entitled to due process, the severity of the allegations are unsettling.  Probable cause was established and that led to the arrest. This type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Because of the seriousness of this incident, SBI Agents have worked nonstop with local law enforcement and the district attorney. We appreciate the cooperation of Sheriff Kenny Harden and the Butler County Sheriff’s Department.”

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