John Joe Gray: Longest Standoff Ever (Fifteen years) in Texas. Archived News footage
By Martin Hill
January 9, 2016



The case of John Joe Gray of Texas has resurfaced because of the Oregon standoff. This is quite an interesting case.

Wikipedia notes: "John Joe Gray (born 1950) claims to be a sovereign and was a fugitive from the law, who currently lives on his 50-acre, wooded ranch in Trinidad, Texas. He was involved in the longest-running law enforcement standoff in American history lasting a few days short of 15 years, before the district attorney dropped the charges. It began when he jumped bail after being indicted on two counts of felony assault. During a traffic stop in Anderson County, he allegedly attacked Texas Trooper Jim Cleland, during a struggle that ensued after Cleland reached for a .357 caliber handgun in Gray's car. Additionally anti-government pamphlets and references to setting off a bomb on a highway overpass near Dallas were found in his vehicle. He was charged with two felonies, assault of a public servant and taking a police officer's weapon. After promising to have no access to weapons while awaiting hearing, he was out on bail when the judge held his bond insufficient and ordered the re-arrest of John Joe Gray. Local Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt has stated "John Joe Gray is not worth it. Ten of him is not worth going up there and getting one of my young deputies killed."

Watch the videos below.


Chuck Norris Offers Legal Help to John Joe Gray - Oct 18-19, 2000 - Gray Credits Alex Jones

Footage filmed by writer Ed Hohmann. Alex Jones asked writer Ed Hohmann to try and find some real negotiators for the Grays. Much to Jones' surprise, Ed's main contact, a constable from Plano, TX and listener of the show was a close personal friend of Chuck Norris. Norris became involved with the talks, arriving in Trinidad on October 18-19, 2000. In this video at 6:50, you can hear John Joe Gray giving Alex Jones credit for helping to avert a dangerous standoff between the Gray family and local/federal authorities almost a month after ABC aired the Gray story on 20/20 September 25th. If you aren't familiar with the Gray story, please view out previous videos below.

The Gray Standoff on ABC 20/20 Part 1 of 2 (aired Sept. 25, 2000)

The Gray Standoff on ABC 20/20 Part 2 of 2 (aired Sept. 25, 2000)

Alex Jones Defends John Joe Gray - Video Not Seen for TEN YEARS!


John Joe Gray -- Standoff in Texas - Exclusive Photos - Chuck Norris at the Gray's - Photos by Ed Hohmann


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