UPDATE: Family Disturbance Over Hamburgers Ends with Arrest

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UPDATE — Gloria Ann Cashion is out of jail after posting a $5,000 bond. Cashion tells KARD/KTVE that she has a court appearance in June. 

Franks remains in custody. 

Cashion says what she’s accused of doing didn’t happen. She’s been appointed a public defender, but will hire an attorney. 

DOWNSVILLE, La. (Press Release) — A disagreement over how many hamburgers could be eaten ended in the arrest of a Downsville woman and her nephew Sunday evening by Union Parish sheriff’s deputies. The woman was charged on three counts of attempted aggravated assault on three deputies and four counts of resisting an officer by force or violence.

Gloria Ann Cashion, 68, of 4100 Hwy. 552, is accused of assaulting three deputies with her vehicle. The deputies had been called to the residence because of a family disturbance.

Cashion’s nephew, Johnny Lagrone Franks Jr., 24, same address, was charged with one count of aggravated battery. He is accused of throwing a heavy logging chain and a broken cattle prod at his uncle, Lawrence A. Franks Jr., because the uncle asked him to leave a hamburger for another person who was coming to eat.

Lawrence Franks told deputies that Johnny Franks had been sleeping in a pickup all day until he was woke up to eat. Johnny Franks accused his uncle of disrespecting him about the hamburgers and invited the uncle outside “for a butt whipping,” deputies reported.

Before deputies arrived at the scene, they reported that Cashion had picked up her nephew and carried him to his mother’s house near Downsville off John Parker Road. Upon returning and seeing the deputies, Sheriff Dusty Gates said she entered the driveway very fast and was cursing the deputies telling them to get off her property. She continued forward even though there was a deputy in front of her vehicle and one of each side shouting for her to stop.

Gates also stated that Cashion fought with deputies while being arrested and handcuffed.

The duo was being held in the parish detention center Monday awaiting the setting of bail.

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