90-year-old grandmother with shotgun faces off with cops, SWAT unit

By Jim Hagerty
Staff Writer

CHANNELVIEW, Texas — No charges will be brought against a 90-year-old great-grandmother who held her ground in an hours-long standoff with a police SWAT team last week, police said Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Police say the incident was sparked when construction workers were excavating near the home of Eleouise Adcock last Thursday. As the crew moved dirt into a nearby barge, Adcock grabbed 12-gauge shotgun and threatened to shoot if they didn’t shut down their equipment. Instead, crew members called 911 and reported the gun-toting grandma.

When police arrived, Eleouise was sitting on her front porch, refusing to surrender the gun. A SWAT unit was later sent to the scene, Click2Houston.com reported.

After four hours, the woman gave up the weapon when she realized armed SWAT members had surrounded the property.

A construction company spokesmen said Eleouise has threatened workers in the past. Thursday, however, was the first time she made good on her promise to fetch her shotgun.

Although she was taken into custody, Eleouise was brought to the hospital to undergo a psychological evaluation. She was later released to family members.

Police said Adcock is a longtime resident of the neighborhood and is the last holdout in a land purchase. No injuries were reported.


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