Samantha Hendley (ACDF booking photo)

ORT: Bond reduced for OR murder suspect

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, a woman accused of murdering her husband in 2014 has had her bond reduced by a judge.

36-year-old Samantha Anne Hendley has been in custody at the Anderson County Jail since her indictment and arrest in February on a charge of first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of her husband. Her bond had been set at $1 million, but according to ORT, earlier this month, her bond was reduced to $450,000. As of this morning (11/14), she remained behind bars.

She is accused of shooting and killing Thomas Steven “T.S.” Thrasher inside an apartment in Oak Ridge in December of 2014.

She is expected to stand trial in Thrasher’s death in May 2023.

Read more about the case and the decision to reduce Hendley’s bond by visiting our partners at

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One comment

  1. Ietta Sue (Susie) Messer

    I hope and pray Samantha NEVER gets out of jail. T.S. was murdered EIGHT YEARS ago this December 8th. Our family was devastated by his murder. I am his mother. His cherished sister with Down’s Syndrome Grace is having her birthday today. What did she wish for? “I wish T.S. was here.” As we enter the holiday season, we are certainly reminded of those family members and friends who are not with us.
    Prayers for everyone that God will sustain us this season.