The grandmother of a 33-year-old Sulphur Springs man who was arrested for assaulting her and her husband Wednesday afternoon said she was never hit.
Marie Casey said Friday her grandson, Chase Craig Hudson, and her 75-year-old husband got into a “scuffle” that led her to call 911.
“I called 911 because my husband is 75 and my grandson is 33,” Casey said. “They were both hitting each other. It wasn’t anymore my grandson than my husband. There were no injuries whatsoever.
“I called because they were fighting and I was scared.”
She said the injuries were limited to “one little scratch” on her husband’s nose and “one little scratch” on Hudson’s face.
“I was never touched,” she said.
When she was on the phone with 911, Hudson grabbed the phone out of her hand. However, she said Hudson did not hit his grandfather with the landline phone, as was reported, but with a cell phone.
Casey did acknowledge that Hudson locked himself in a room in the house and refused to talk to police for three hours. She said he barricaded himself in when he saw police drive up because he was afraid.
The Sulphur Springs Police Department’s Special Response Team was called in and eventually used a form of tear gas to get Hudson out.
He was arrested without incident and arraigned on two charges of assault causing injury to an elderly person and one charge of interfering with an emergency call.
“He was wrong,” she said. “I’m not defending him.”
Hudson has lived with his grandparents for 16 years, she said, “and he’s never laid a hand on me.”
Casey believed Hudson would bond out of jail and return to live at their house.
He was released from jail on $30K bond per injury to elderly charge and $2K on the interference change, according to jail reports.
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