The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has placed a missing woman with an outstanding felony warrant among its top five most-wanted fugitives list, but the agency said its main concern is for the woman’s well being after she was last seen in Fannin County nearly a month ago.
Helen “Ashley” Hamm, 35, was reported missing on Feb. 18 and is wanted for her failure to appear in court on a drug possession charge. Lt. Sarah Bigham said Hamm is a resident of southern Grayson County but is believed to be missing in Fannin County. Bigham said investigators have no evidence to suggest foul play in her disappearance. Hamm is described as standing five feet, seven inches tall, having blonde or light-brown, shoulder-length hair and tattoos on her right forearm.
“We’ve posted her on out top five most-wanted list in an attempt to draw a little more attention to her case,” Bigham said. “Yes, she does have a warrant, but at this point, our biggest concern is for her safety.”
Bigham said Hamm’s family last spoke with her on Feb. 17 but have had no further contact with her since that date. Relatives have also expressed concern for Hamm’s physical health, amid a chronic medical condition.
“She’s listed as a Type 1 diabetic and she doesn’t have any of her regular medication with her,” Bigham said.
The GCSO captain said agency investigators are coordinating with the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office to find Hamm and have checked several locations where she was thought to possibly be staying. Bigham said North Texas Crime Stoppers has also offered a reward for information related to the case.
“They will pay up to a $5,000 reward for information that’s related to her location and leads to an arrest, in reference to that warrant,” Bigham said. “But her family’s main concern, and our main concern right now, is for her safety.”
Those with knowledge of Hamm’s whereabouts are asked to call the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office at 903-813-4411 or North Texas Crime Stoppers at 877-373-8477.