East Texas standoff ended in 2014, but it’s not clear everyone knew it

East Texas standoff ended in 2014, but it’s not clear everyone knew it

Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times

John Joe Gray isn’t the fugitive he was in 2000, when he and relatives retreated to his Trinidad land. The sheriff didn’t realize Gray’s charge had been dropped until recently.

TRINIDAD — How long can the Oregon standoff last? If the one that dragged on in this rural East Texas town is any example, the answer is at least a decade, and perhaps much longer.

In a wooded 47-acre compound on the Trinity River about an hour southeast of Dallas, John Joe Gray, 66, quietly carried out what some call the longest standoff in ……. read more here. 

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