Fort Hood Sergeant C.J. Grisham Arrested for Hiking in Backcountry With Hunting Rifle Video

What’s going on in Texas? In the video below, hear the police officer tell the Sergeant anyone with a firearm is considered dangerous. Ft. Hood active-duty Sergeant C. J. Grisham says he was arrested in Texas backcountry for “rudely displaying” a hunting rifle.” Grisham says he was hiking with his son who was attempting to earn his Eagle Scout badge. The Sergeant says he was “illeglly arrested and disarmed without cause.” While Sgt Grisham, a man with a carry permit, was busy being a model Dad, out with his son trying to earn his Eagle Scout badge, these cops could have been on the streets hauling-in gang members and their delinquent fathers (if they could be found).

Sgt. C. J. Grisham

Sgt. C. J. Grisham

“While out hiking with my son through backcountry roads to help him earn his Eagle Scout rank, I was illegally arrested and disarmed without cause. I was thrown in jail and my lawfully owned weapons were confiscated without receipt or notice,” Grisham wrote on the website for the defense fund…

Officers placed Grisham in handcuffs, took him into custody and escorted his 15-year old son home. Grisham was booked for resisting arrest. He then made bond and retained an attorney.

His charge was later reduced from resisting arrest to the class B misdemeanor of “interrupting, disrupting, impeding and interfering with a peace officer while performing a duty.”  Source Daily Caller

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Sgt C.J. Grisham Being Arrested in Bell County, Texas (video)

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  • America is fast becoming a police state.

  • Another provision in the new “Gun Control” bill that was just passed in the Senate.


    the officers watch too much media news,, these officers were wrong,, and they said it right there they don’t care what the law is,, travesty among officers,, everyone needs to watch their backs totally..

    • Karen Daulton, spot-on, there is no one to trust. I know we have oathkeepers out there ready and waiting, but we will have to be desperate before they can show who they are.

  • What has America become? I don’t recognize it anymore.

    • Jim, I don’t think we want to recognize what we know to be true today.

  • I have a lot of questions about this. The area in question seems to be halfway between Austin and Dallas (bit closer to Austin). If this is “back-country” then who saw Sgt. Grisham to report him, are there suburban homes in this back-country area? Was he on public or private land, i.e. crossing over or near a privately owned ranch? Had he fired either of his weapons prior to the report/complaint, was the weapon slung or carried port arms?
    Are those Police Officers; Country, State (Nah, that would be Texas Rangers), Township or what?
    In Massachusetts I’d be surprised to hear about local police behaving like that towards a serving, active-duty NCO. Men like Sgt. Grisham are considered “On the Job” just as a Police Officer from another jurisdiction. For them to act that way in Texas, I’m shocked.

    Got to be more to the story.

  • Yos

    Disgusting. John has a point.

    Either the cop is right, or Sgt. Grisham. The “resist” element from a well-disciplined individual (Grisham) suggests to me that he is in the good here. If he’s in the right, then the cop and the department should face charges for false arrest, and his property returned with apologies. If Grisham is wrong, then shame on him for bearing false witness and careless behavior.

    Can he get a fair trial?

    • Yos, I doubt the police will face anything here. We either have the right to bear arms in the open with a license, or we don’t. It appears Grisham knows more about the law than the police and with John’s comments, I bet Grisham lives and breaths his rights. The cop is saying some felt “threatened” but apparently they didn’t show their faces – just show a man walking with a weapon and with his scouting son. I think the cops took advantage of this man, but we’ll see what happens.

  • I’ve been looking into this and one of the first things I found out is that Sgt. Grisham is and has been a noted “Mil-blogger”. He started a blog site,
    “A Soldier’s Perspective
    THE WEB’S LEADING MILITARY BLOG SINCE 2004”, that he was obliged to turn over to someone else to run after getting in trouble with his superiors over some of his posts. Currently he is being investigated by JAG over a incident in which he (on-line) called President Obama a liar. He has also used the blog to write attacks on the local town and it’s relationship with soldiers stationed at Fort Hood. The town responded by complaining to the Defense Department, which also turned up the heat on the Sergeant.
    I am not saying this is his whole story and I think that at the end of the day I’d probably side with him on most of it. (I yield to no-one in my distaste and distrust of the current President) But the Sergeant is active duty, under the military code of justice, and Defense Dept. policies on limits on soldiers speech (spoken or written) are known. Especially since (from his own writings) Sgt. Grisham is one year short of his twenty-year service anniversary.
    I think the “squeeze” is on.
    Does this put this incident in perspective?

    • John, thanks so much for this research. I posted the article and then went out of town for 6 days and have been intending to look into it more. Yes, it definitely puts the “incident in perspective.”

      We’ve reached the undesirable time in our history when our Commander in Chief and many of those under him no longer have honor. What a terrible situation to be in as a soldier. I hope he can make it until his 20 are up and then begin telling his tale again. I bet Ft. Hood roils underneath those fatigues.