Former PRCC player stabbed

Published 7:00 am Friday, June 13, 2014

A former standout football player at Pearl River Community College is dead.

Rashod Henry, who helped Lumberton High School to consecutive Class 2A football state championships in 2004-05 and played for the Wildcats for one season in 2009, died Wednesday morning from complications after getting stabbed in a Hattiesburg nightclub altercation last week.

Forrest County coroner Butch Benedict confirmed Henry’s death.

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Known as “Roadie”, Henry signed a football scholarship with Mississippi State out of high school but never made it to Starkville. He played two years in the Atlanta Braves minor-league system as well, and was considered one of the fastest prep athletes to come out of Mississippi in the last decade.

He was 25 years old.

“I can say that he died from complications from the stab wounds,” Benedict said.

Police arrested Stanley Dunn, 50, of Hattiesburg, on May 31, and charged him with aggravated assault. He was released on recognizance on that charge, but has remained in Forrest County Jail because of unpaid old fines.

Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler said the case will be presented to a grand jury where the charge is expected to be upgraded to manslaughter.

Benedict said Henry’s body had been sent to the state Crime Lab in Jackson for autopsy.

The original report stated Dunn allegedly stabbed Henry after Dunn spilled a drink on his girlfriend at the Mary Jones Club on Hood Road. The report also stated the victim and suspect got into an altercation inside the club and was broken up. The two men went outside where the altercation continued, and the victim was stabbed in the abdomen and the back multiple times.