A Texarkana grandmother and her grandson were arrested by TTPD and charged with deadly conduct after she provided a handgun to her grandchild for a fight with another boy. She was transported to Bi-State and the grandson went to JDC.
We arrested both 71 year old Helen Sanders and her 16 year old grandson yesterday morning for Deadly Conduct at her home on Casteel Street.
After the grandson and another boy got into a fight at school yesterday, they were both suspended and sent home. The other boy’s grandmother decided that it would be a good idea to take him to Sanders’ house to put an end to the problems. When they got there, an argument broke out between the two groups. At some point during all of this, Sanders went back into her house and returned with a handgun, which she then handed to her grandson. He started threatening them with it and then shot one round at the victims’ car as they drove away from him. The victims called 911 to report what happened. When officers responded to Sanders’ home a few minutes later, they spoke to her and the grandson, and they recovered the pistol from her house.
Sanders was arrested and transported to the Bi-State Jail, where her bond was set at $7,500. The grandson was taken to JDC.