Grand jury indicts woman accused of pointing gun at Grapeland PD officer

Grand jury indicts woman accused of pointing gun at Grapeland PD officer
Allison Carden (Source: Houston County Jail)
Allison Carden (Source: Houston County Jail)
Kriss Jackson (Source: Houston County Jail)
Kriss Jackson (Source: Houston County Jail)
Janee Morrow (Source: Houston County Jail)
Janee Morrow (Source: Houston County Jail)
Jesse Collier (Source: Houston County Jail)
Jesse Collier (Source: Houston County Jail)

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - A Houston County grand jury indicted a Grapeland woman who is accused of pointing a pistol at a GPD officer who went by her home to check on her after she texted family members that she was going to harm or even kill herself back in April.

Ashley Lanell Hanson-Hadley, 36, was among the 31 people the Houston County grand jury indicted on Aug. 16. She was indicted on a first-degree felony aggravated assault against a public servant with a deadly weapon.

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 May 9.

The Houston County grand jury also indicted Allison Ann-Ashley Carden, 19, of Kennard, on a second-degree felony injury to a child charge. Carden is accused of breaking her 4-month-old baby boy's arm after she stayed up all night playing video games and smoking marijuana.

According to the arrest affidavit East Texas News obtained on May 12, an HCSO investigator joined a Child Protective Services investigator for a home visit in Kennard on April 17. They met with Carden and the father of her baby, who had suffered a broken right upper arm.

After the investigators spoke to both parents about what had happened, Carden allegedly apologized in a written statement and in an audio/video recording and confessed to breaking her son's arm.

Carden explained to the investigators that she had been "very sleepy and tired from staying awake all night playing video games" with her baby's father and smoking marijuana on April 12, the affidavit stated.

According to the affidavit, Carden said that between 7 and 8 a.m. on the morning of April 13, her son woke up crying, and she got up to feed him. She then went back to sleep, and the baby woke up crying again.

Carden told the investigators that she thought the baby needed to be re-swaddled and she grabbed him. It was at that time that she noticed that her son was not moving his right arm like he was moving his left arm, the affidavit stated. His arm as limp and not moving.

"Allison advised that she didn't mean to hurt [her son], that she was just sleepy and tired," the affidavit stated.

Other indictments of note include:

  • Kriss Kaivian Jackson,2 5, of Houston. She was indicted on an endangering a child charge in connection to allegations that she had a 3-year-old child in the car with her when a Crockett Police Department officer found marijuana in the vehicle back in May.
  • Janee Santrice-Morrow, 25, of Houston, was indicted on endangering a child and possession of a controlled substance charges in connection to allegations that she and another suspect had a 4-year-old boy in the car with them when they were found to be in possession of marijuana, ecstasy, and Xanax on April 29.
  • Jesse Lynn Collier, 31, of Lovelady, was indicted on a cruelty to non-livestock animals charge in connection to allegations that he shot and killed a basset hound dog to death on April 28.
  • Chester Aaron Gorsha, 39, of Grapeland, was indicted on a prohibited substance in a correction facility charge in connection to allegations that a search at the Houston County jail revealed that he had a bag containing Xanax pills after he was arrested for having a doctored registration sticker on his car.

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