Henshaw Investigations offers investigative work for people who really need it.
Steve Henshaw of San Angelo is expanding his private detective work into Bandera and neighboring counties. If you need Henshaw's services, contact him at 325-656-0101 and he'll put his man in Bandera to work.
A lot of his business is what's called criminal defense work. The cops arrest a person for a crime. The defendant said he/she didn't do it. His firm is hired to find the facts of what happened.
Henshaw said he had a worked case where a person was arrested for the homicide of his brother. Henshaw found out the man didn't do the killing even though the courts had already found him guilty and he was facing life imprisonment.
“Homicides are tough,” Henshaw said.
It's all about seeing if all the information fits when another set of eyes examines the case.
“We've got to go and do the whole investigation over again,” Henshaw said.
This is especially important when the accused person needs a public defender. The accused's attorney has the right to an investigation and that's where Henshaw's firm comes in.
Henshaw said there isn't as much work in the Bandera, Kerrville and Boerne area as there is in San Angelo. Even so, he's been through the local court-appointed attorney list and there's 30 lawyers on that list. That could be enough business.
Henshaw also deals with personal injury cases, such as car wrecks, cruise ship cases and plane crashes. He said he has someone who can serve as an expert witness. That person can determine how fast the vehicle was going and all the other details of what happened in a wreck.
“We look at everything and who was in violation,” Henshaw said.
They also take other personal injury cases such as when someone falls in a store. The investigation seeks to answer the question, was there a liability issue?
And then there's the type of cases most people associate with P.I.s - cheating spouses. It's surveillance work about who is going to meet who that maybe indicates a less than faithful spouse in a marriage.
Henshaw’s local investigator is Marcus Kaspar, and said he was good.
“My guy in Bandera has 26 years dealing with organized crime in Las Vegas for the FBI.”
Henshaw himself was in law enforcement. Over the years, he worked a few cases apart from his department.
“I tinkered my way into the business,” Henshaw said.
Some local district attorneys went into private practice and asked Henshaw for his investigative services.
“They asked me to do some cases on the side,” Henshaw said.
For his business, he has at least nine people working for him, many who are retired law enforcement officers.