FORMER HENDERSON POLICE CAPTAIN PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX CRIME; TEEN DESCRIBES ORDEAL TO WRAL
April 29, 2021
OXFORD, N.C. — After a former captain of the Henderson Police Department pleaded guilty to sexual battery against a minor, the 17-year-old victim shared his experience with WRAL News.
Tony Randall Pendergrass, 58, had been charged with three counts of sexual battery, but he pleaded guilty Wednesday to only one of the misdemeanor offenses as part of a plea agreement. He was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 60 days in jail, but all but five days was suspended. He also must serve 24 months of unsupervised probation