Relief ministry founder arrested


Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 10:48 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 10:48 a.m.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The founder of a nonprofit relief ministry which sends food, clothing and medical supplies overseas has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report in Jacksonville.

Orange Park resident Bill Henry is free on $500 bond.

Police said the 55 year old claimed some medical equipment was stolen from his warehouse on June 7. Two days later, 12 pieces of medical equipment were sold to a business in Miami by one of his associates.

Henry's nonprofit ministry, America's Heart, sends supplies to 400 organizations in 198 countries. He claimed in November that two small Bibles in his shirt pocket saved his life by stopping a bullet.

A call to Henry's home telephone number Wednesday was not answered.

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