Police: 22-year-old shot man in back over dice game

Anthony Finch charged with murder in shooting death of Kenard Hendley

Anthony Finch appears in court
Anthony Finch appears in court

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 22-year-old Jacksonville man accused of shooting a man in the back after losing money to him in a dice game has been charged with murder, police announced Wednesday.

Anthony Finch, who had been sought for a month in the murder case, was arrested Tuesday night and booked into the Duval County Jail.

Police said they were called about 3 p.m. June 4 to the Moncrief Village Apartments on Flynn Court and found Kenard Hendley suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. He later died at a hospital.

Witnesses told police that Finch and Hendley were among a group "shooting dice" in an apartment and that Finch became upset because he was losing money to Hendley. Witnesses said Finch pulled a pistol and pointed it at Hendley, who tried to leave the apartment. They told police that's when Finch fired a shot and hit Hendley in the back before running from the apartment.

Finch appeared Wednesday morning before a judge, and his bond was set at $900,006. He will be back in court Aug. 9.

According to records, Finch is a two-time ex-con for armed robbery and violating his probation. He was released from prison last November.