Orange has a Purple Parade because love shouldn’t hurt

Published 5:10 pm Saturday, October 27, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


One year ago, on Thursday, Stormy Stanley, 28, was pronounced deceased after being beaten by her longtime boyfriend.

While it was not planned, it seems fitting the Orange County District Attorney’s Office held its first Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on the anniversary of Stanley’s death.

Thursday morning, with the initiative of the DA’s office to bring awareness to domestic violence, Orange County Sheriff’s Office conducted a warrant roundup.

“We had 20-25 warrants cleared up,” Detective Janois Grizzaffi said. “Five were arrested, and because we were going to places of employment, four called in to say they were going to get them cleared up.”

Grizzaffi added the majority of those targeted on Thursday were involved in family violence, not all were.

“The warrant roundup was for those with outstanding assault or domestic violence warrants,” Krispen Walker, of the district attorneys office, said.

Walker coordinated the event.

“I said we need to do something. Let’s do something,” Krispen said. “It was last minute but we will do what we can and build on this.”

Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough thanked everyone who attended on Thursday.

“Generations are impacted by domestic violence,” Kimbrough said. “Children see. Boys think that is what dads do, or girls think that is what mothers expect. DWIs were not big or trouble, but then MADD changed the culture. We need to work on domestic violence to stop it and make this a better world.”

Walker said the turnout was proof “we can do something.”

“The statistic are the numbers of domestic violence reported. So many are never reported,” Walker said. “In 2016, 146 women were killed in Texas. Forty percent were trying to leave or already left the relationship. One in three in Texas will experience domestic violence.”

In Orange County in 2015, there were 522 domestic violence incidents.

“This is a huge issue we need to address,” Walker said. “Support the survivors and help stop this.”

If you are in an abusive relationship call:

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

Crime Victims’ Compensation Program



TDCJ Victim Services



Family and Protective Services



Family Violence Legal Line



Texas Address Confidentiality Program



OCSO is also attempting to apprehend Allen Len Coleman, 32, for a felony probation violation.  Coleman was originally charged with Felony Family Violence assault in 2017 and failed to meet the requirements of probation.  Anyone knowing the location of Coleman can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 409-883-2612 or contact CrimeStoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8377) or

Coleman is a 5’8” and approximately 145 pounds, black male.  He was last known to be staying at a location off of Western Avenue in West Orange.