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Knife-wielding woman jailed after threatning bus driver and KFC employee

ADELANTO, Calif. ( — A knife-wielding Adelanto woman was arrested after she refused to pay her bus fare and allegedly threatened the driver with a knife, officials said.

It happened on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 2:17 pm, in the area of Palmdale Road and US Highway 395

The suspect, Janet Henry, 47, was on board a Victor Valley Transit Authority bus and refused to pay the full fare.

According to a sheriff’s news release, Henry pulled a 6-inch knife from her bag and pointed it at the bus driver, while stepping towards her and verbally threatening her.

“Henry then got off the bus and walked to Kentucky Fried Chicken with the knife in her hand and told an employee at the restaurant she was going to kill him and everyone in the establishment,” stated the release.

Deputies detained Henry and found the knife still in her possession. “During her arrest, she repeatedly made physical threats against the arresting officers,” officials said.

According to public arrest records, Henry was booked into the West Valley Detention Center where she is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bail. Her charges include criminal threats, resisting an executive officer, and felony assault. She is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom on August 20, 2018.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy L. Abernathy at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

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