GRAPELAND, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Grapeland Police Department arrested a 36-year-old woman Tuesday in connection to allegations that she pointed a pistol at a GPD officer that went by her home to check on her after she texted family members and friends that she was going to harm or even kill herself.
Ashley Lanell Hanson-Hadley, of Grapeland, is still being held in the Houston County Jail on a first-degree aggravated assault against a public servant charge.
According to the arrest affidavit, Grapeland PD officers responded to a home in the 300 block of Darsey Street on April 13 to do a welfare check on Hanson-Hadley. Hanson-Hadley had allegedly been texting family members and friends earlier that evening that she was going to hurt or possibly even kill herself.
When the GPD officers arrived to check on Hanson-Hadley, she didn't answer the door. At that point, the Grapeland PD officers got permission from the property owner to enter the home by force to continue the welfare check.
GPD officers entered the house and made sure Hanson-Hadley was OK. However, she allegedly refused to come into the living room, so they could see her. Hanson-Hadley told the Grapeland PD officers that she had a pistol and then "holed up" in a backroom, refusing to come out, the affidavit stated.
"Since we knew she was alright, we backed out of the home for officer safety due to the irate temperament and lack of compliance Hanson-Hadley displayed," the affidavit stated.
The officers were called back to the scene by the Houston County Sheriff's Office dispatch center because Hanson-Hadley wanted them to come back and fix the door they had entered by force, the affidavit stated.
Dispatch told the officers over the radio that, "She said you better hurry up and get over there or else you'd better bring the coroner," the affidavit stated.
When the GPD officers returned to the house on Darsey Street, Hanson-Hadley opened the door and pointed a silver-colored pistol at one of the officers, the affidavit stated. The officer said in the affidavit that he was in fear for his life, so he took cover and started negotiating with Hanson-Hadley to get her to put the gun down.
"She cursed and yelled at him, all the while with the gun in her hand," the affidavit stated, "Hanson-Hadley said that I was the reason her medication (Hydrocodone) was discontinued by her doctor because I had called her doctor and made the request."
The affidavit said Hanson-Hadley eventually stopped being belligerent and closed the door.
Police obtained a warrant for Hanson-Hadley's arrest on April 18. She was arrested on the charge on Tuesday.