Sheriff’s Report

Texas County Sheriff’s Report April 20, 2017

March 30

A resident on Raven Drive, Cabool, reported property damage. It appeared a truck pulling a trailer had gotten stuck in his yard, gotten free, then dumped some mud slurry from a boring machine on the road.

March 31

The wellbeing of a Plato person was checked at the request of Pulaski County Mental Health.

A Summersville woman was arrested on Scenic Road on a Texas County warrant.

April 1

Corey Z. Smith, 19, Licking, was issued a citation for assault third degree for allegedly punching another inmate at Texas County Jail.

Texas County 911 requested a wellbeing check on Robertson Drive, Licking. Two brothers had been arguing over a necklace and one called 911. The children’s mother was contacted and stated she would educate her children about the proper use of 911.

April 2

A domestic disturbance was reported on Route N, Licking. Two persons were arrested and taken to jail for a 24-hour hold for drug paraphernalia. A probable cause statement was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.

April 3

A domestic disturbance was reported on Highway 38, Huggins. Both parties were advised of the 12-hour rule and the male subject left the residence.

April 4

A Houston man reported identity theft, saying someone had tried to file his taxes and it was not him. He was given an identity theft packet to send to the attorney general’s office.

A Solo man reported his guitar had been stolen. The instrument was valued at $9,000.00. Two suspects were identified. The investigation continues.

A possible motor vehicle theft report was received from Mtn. Grove Police Department. The report alleged a Mtn. Grove man had taken a truck belonging to a man on Route MM. The matter is under investigation.

A call was received about a foul odor on Oakhill Drive, Mtn. Grove. The area was searched but no dead animals were found or foul odor detected.

April 5

A deputy assisted with traffic control at an accident on Highway 63, Houston.

Deputies assisted Missouri State Highway Patrol in a pursuit toward Houston on Route B. The suspect was apprehended by MSHP on Route U.

A man on Route AW, Plato, reported seeing prowlers on his property and that several items were missing from an outbuilding.

Littering was reported on Old Yukon Road, Raymondville. A woman was advised she needed to pick up the trash or be cited for littering.

April 6

The wellbeing of a person on Mineral Drive, Houston, was checked.

Loud music was reported on Elk Creek Road, Elk Creek. The deputy did not hear any loud music at that location.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Route E, Houston. One person had left before the deputy arrived. The other person did not wish to sign a statement.

A civil dispute was reported on German Road, Houston. A woman said she was moving and some of her property was missing.

A man, who was reported to be suicidal, was taken into custody on Arthur Road, Houston, after coming out of a garage with a handgun. He was to be transported to a stress unit for a 96-hour hold.

Deputies were dispatched to a Horseshoe Drive, Houston, residence for a reported domestic disturbance. Neither party wished to fill out a statement. One person was transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Houston Police Department requested assistance in locating a male subject on Sugar Maple Drive, Houston. The person was wanted on a felony warrant out of Texas. He was not located.

A prisoner was transported to Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains.

A prisoner was transported from Wright County Jail, Hartville, to Texas County Jail.

Three prisoners were transported to a correctional facility in Fulton from Texas County Jail.

Two prisoners were transported to a correctional facility in Vandalia from Texas County Jail.

April 7

A bear was reported in the yard of a Fisher Drive, Houston, residence. The bear was not located.

An anonymous caller said there was an underage drinking party going on at Boiling Springs Campgrounds, Licking. The deputy found a spelunking convention was being held at the campgrounds with approximately 300 persons attending. No underage drinking or drug use was observed.

A Licking man reported his lawnmower trailer had been stolen while parked on property on Route Y, Willow Springs. The trailer was valued at $750.00.

The wellbeing of a person on Buffalo Road, Licking, was checked.

April 8

A resident on Pointer Road, Mtn. Grove, reported the windshield of the truck had been broken out. The damage was estimated at $300.00.

A deputy assisted Cabool Police Department with two warrant arrests on Shelton Road, Cabool.

Deputies were dispatched to a Big Creek Road, Yukon, address for a fire reportedly set by an occupant of the home. It was determined the fire was purposely set by the state fire marshal.

A prowler was reported on Country Aire Lane, Mtn. Grove. No one was found.

A deputy was dispatched to assist a Division of Family Services employee at a Route N, Licking, residence. No one was found at home at that address.

A woman called to say four vehicles and several persons were blocking Route BB, Licking. It was discovered that parents were picking up their children there. All the children left with their parents.

A deputy was dispatched to assist an ambulance crew on a call on Buffalo Road, Licking.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Route N. Licking. The parties had left the scene before the deputy arrived.

A deputy assisted an ambulance crew on a call on Reed Road, Licking. One person was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Houston.

A prisoner was transported from Douglas County Jail, Ava, to Texas County Jail.

April 9

Houston Police Department requested assistance with a trespassing call on Roberson Road, Houston.

Trespassing was reported on Highway 38, Houston. There was no one there when the deputy arrived.

A resident on Mt. Pisgah Road, Cabool, reported her neighbors were trespassing on her property. The neighbors were advised to stay off the property.

A man on Fisher Drive, Houston, reported a vehicle had hit a propane tank in the yard. One person was asked to leave the property. The property owner did not wish to seek any charges.

Deputies were dispatched to assist Missouri State Highway Patrol with a rolling domestic dispute on Route E, Houston.

April 10

An alarm call was received on Elm Street, Roby. The call was cancelled before the deputy arrived.

A deputy assisted Licking Police Department on a domestic disturbance call on Main Street, Licking. The persons involved were advised of the 12-hour rule.

A deputy assisted a Division of Family Services employee with a case involving alleged drug paraphernalia and unfit living conditions for children on Main Street, Licking. No contact was made with the adults; two children were spoken with. No further action was taken at that time.

A prisoner was transported from Mtn. Grove Police Department to Texas County Jail.

The wellbeing of a person on Bado Road, Cabool, was checked.

A woman on Dugan Drive, Hartshorn, reported someone had cut her fence, put together her deer stand, and placed it in a tree. She suspected poaching. No one was found.

A report was received about an out-of-control person on Dalton Drive, Licking. The call was cancelled before the deputy arrived.

A dog was reported loose at Raymondville School on Highway B. The animal’s owner was located and said she would retrieve the dog. She was advised to keep the animal in her yard.

A report was received of two males fighting on Highway 63 at Dixon Road, Licking. No one was located.

April 11

A deputy was dispatched to a Business 60, Mtn. Grove, business for a report of a camper trailer stolen while parked on the business lot. The camper and contents were valued at over $20,000.00. A suspect has been identified and an investigation is underway.

A person reported someone had cut locks off storage units on Highway 17, Roby. The owner of the units said he had cut off the locks.

A possible suicidal subject was reported on Boone Creek Road, Licking. The subject denied wanting to harm himself and was checked by medical responders.

As a deputy was patrolling Highway 17 and Route ZZ, Bucyrus, a cow was observed in the roadway. A worker for the owner assisted in getting the cow back behind the fence.

A peace disturbance was reported on Route N, Licking. Persons at that location were advised to keep it quiet.

A residential alarm call was checked out on Route W, Summersville. The alarm had been tripped accidentally by a family member.

A Licking man was arrested on Robertson Drive, Licking, on a Christian County warrant.

Trespassing was reported at the Plato Post Office on Highway 32. A woman there was advised not to return to the property.

April 12

An attempt was made to locate a possible domestic disturbance reported on Oakdale Road, Houston. The address given to 911 was vacant, and dispatch was unable to reach the person who made the call.

Marissa N. Hicks, 22, Cabool, was issued a citation for animal abuse/neglect, failure to maintain an animal after a resident report a dog running loose. A copy of the report will be forwarded to the prosecuting attorney’s office.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Kelly Road, Raymondville. A report was being forwarded to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.

A Willow Springs man reported he had been assaulted by another Willow Springs man on Varvel Road, Cabool, the previous day. A report was being sent the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.

A prisoner was transported from Hollister Police Department to Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported from Taney County Jail, Forsyth, to Texas County Jail.

Four prisoners were transported to a correctional facility in Fulton from Texas County Jail.

The wellbeing of a person on Highway 32, Licking, was checked.

April 13

A man reported someone was standing at Dogs Bluff Access, Houston, shining a flashlight into traffic. Persons at the scene were given a verbal warning for trespassing.

Bobbie M. Hebblethwaite, 35, Raymondville, was issued a citation for domestic assault third degree following a call to Kelly Road, Raymondville. A report was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.

A prisoner was transported to a correctional facility in Vandalia from Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported to correctional facility in Fulton from Texas County Jail.

A deputy was dispatched to Timberline Road, Willow Springs, to notify residents that a family member had been involved in an accident.

An attempt was made to locate a person wanted on a warrant on Redbud Street, Houston.

April 17

A suspicious vehicle was reported on Colburn Road, Cabool. The vehicle was found parked in a resident’s driveway.

Sheriff’s Report for April 13

March 18

As a deputy was patrolling Highway 17, Houston, he found a spoon that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. The spoon was disposed of by the sheriff’s department.

A Licking man reported money was missing out of his bank account. He identified suspects in the case, but did not follow up with a statement.

March 19

The theft of saddles, tools, game consoles and other items, valued at a total of $6,595.00, was reported on Route AW, Plato.

A Summersville man reported he had let an employee use his truck and the employee refused to return it. The employee was contacted and said the owner could come and retrieve the truck.

Trespassing was reported on Brushy Creek Road, Raymondville. No one was found. The complainant did not wish to leave a name or number.

A break-in was reported on Route BB, Licking. The lock on a sliding door was broken. Nothing was missing from the residence.

An alarm call was received at a residence on Shady Grove Road, Cabool, but was cancelled before the deputy arrived.

A deputy was asked to assist Missouri State Highway Patrol with a hit-and-run accident at the junction of Route AM and Pleasant Hill Road, Mtn. Grove. It was determined that the collision was purposeful and not an accident and an investigation was begun. One person was brought in for questioning. Information was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.

March 20

An Elk Creek man reported a neighbor had been using an old logging road on his property to get to the neighbor’s residence. The deputy observed that the neighbor was accessing the logging road by driving in the state’s right-of-way, making ruts in the ditch. The deputy advised the neighbor that he needed to contact Missouri Department of Transportation to have a culvert installed or he could be cited for property damage.

A resident alarm was received on Route H, Cabool. The residence was found to be secure. No one was at home.

An attempted break-in was reported on Oak Hill Road, Houston, where the caller believed someone had tried to kick in the front doors of a church.

A Hartshorn man reported a kidnapping, saying his juvenile son had left in a vehicle with the juvenile’s stepbrother. The stepbrother was contacted and advised that the father did not want his son to go live with the stepbrother. The son was returned to the man, who said he did not wish to pursue charges.

March 21

A man called to report a dead body hanging from a tree in the Licking area. Deputies and troopers with Missouri State Highway Patrol were unable to locate anyone in a tree. Information was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for the filing of charges related to misusing 911 and making a false report.

The wellbeing of a person on Highway 17, Houston, was checked.

A Plato man reported a missing license plate. He said he believed the plate fell off his vehicle.

March 22

A warrant arrest was made on Forrest Drive, Houston. The subject was taken to Texas County Jail.

A Licking man reported he had sold a vehicle to a person and when he went to cash the check for the purchase, the account had been closed. He said he had taken the check to the prosecuting attorney’s office and that he wanted to pursue charges of stealing. A report and probable cause statement were being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office.

March 27

A man reported a woman had assaulted him at a Forrest Drive, Houston, residence. Both parties gave voluntary statements. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

A Houston man said he had given a landowner an easement through his property on Morton Road and that the landowner then put up a gate. The man said he does not want the gate on his property and wanted it removed. He was advised he could remove the gate if he owns the property, but could not destroy the gate or keep it.

March 28

The theft of a chop saw and cash was reported at a Highway 63, Cabool, business. The loss from the break-in was estimated at $1,838.00. The chop saw was recovered as a deputy was working another case, and a report was to be sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office seeking charges.

A child called the sheriff’s office, saying his grandmother was attacking him. Upon arrival at the Camden Lane, Bucyrus, residence, a deputy observed that the woman was in need of medical attention and an ambulance was called. The Division of Family Services was called and the children at the residence were removed until a parent could arrive from out of state to get them.

A Plato woman on Turley Road reported her vehicle had been broken into and her wallet containing cash, a bank card and her license had been taken. The loss was estimated at $350.00.

A residential break-in was reported on Highway 63, Houston. Medication was reported missing from the home. Two suspects were identified and arrested, held on a 24-hold. Information was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office seeking charges in the case.

A search warrant was executed on Steffens Street, Houston. Approximately three pounds of marijuana, 42 Tramadol pills, five morphine pills, three hydrocodone pills, a baggie of a crystal-like substance, and items used for the packaging and distribution of narcotics were found. Two suspects residing at the residence were arrested and taken to jail. Two small children were paced into the custody of the state’s Children’s Division.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Camden Lane, Houston. Both parties came to an agreement over an argument they were having. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

March 29

Trash dumping was reported on Jacks Ford Road, Mtn. View. It was determined the items had been stolen from the residence of a Howell County man who passed away about a year ago.

While searching on Indian Creek Road, Houston, for a Summersville woman who was a wanted fugitive, the woman’s vehicle was found. The plates had been tampered with and were seized to be destroyed.

March 30

Angela M. Howell, 34, Salem, was issued a citation for failure to maintain financial responsibility, no proof of insurance, following a stop made on Highway 17, Roby.

A wellbeing check was conducted on Curran Road, Willow Springs.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Morton Road, Houston. A man was taken into custody and held on a 12-hour hold for domestic violence.

A deputy assisted a Division of Family Services investigator on a call on King Road, Mtn. Grove.

A man on Boone Creek Road, Licking, reported someone had set up a tent on his property and was living there without his permission.  The person who had set up the tent was gone when the deputy arrived.

A prisoner was transported to a Pulaski County court appearance in Waynesville and returned to Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported from Butler County to Texas County Jail.

March 31

A prisoner was transported from Cabool Police Department to Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported from Howell County Jail, West Plains, to Texas County Jail.

April 1

A woman on Highway 137, Willow Springs, reported her two children and a friend had been shooting guns behind her house and that a neighbor had fired a pistol at them. The neighbor was contacted and said she had fired a shot into the ground because a bullet hit her window. She showed the deputy where she shot into the ground. The neighbor said she did not wish to pursue charges.

A deputy assisted Houston Police Department in trying to locate a man who was a suspect in the assault on a Houston woman. The man was located and arrested on an outstanding warrant.

A Houston man said a woman who threw rocks at his vehicle and struck him with a baseball bat. He was asked to fill out a statement form, but did not do so.

A deputy assisted a Division of Family Services investigator on a call on Highway 137, Yukon.

Barbara G. Nehus, 69, Raymondville, was cited for failure to register a motor vehicle and failure to maintain financial responsibility, no proof of insurance, following a traffic stop on Route B, Raymondville.

A Honda generator was reported missing following a break-in on Macedonia Road, Cabool.

April 2

A truck was reported to be blocking the gate of property on Dade Lane, Cabool. The vehicle was towed at the owner’s expense.

A resident on Friendship Drive, Raymondville, brought in a threatening letter he had received in the mail from a Salem, Arkansas, address. The matter is under investigation.

A deputy assisted with traffic control near the scene of a structure fire on Highway 137, Raymondville.

A domestic dispute was reported on Piney Drive, Houston. Information was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.

A prowler report was checked out on Highway 137, Tyrone. No one was found.

A Raymondville man reported the theft of a riding lawnmower and a disc grinder from his shop on Fisher Drive. The shop also sustained damage to a door. The loss was estimated at $470.00.

A woman on Route U, Cabool, reported her mailbox had been knocked down by a road grader. Upon speaking with the grader operator, the deputy determined the mailbox had been knocked down before the road was being graded.

A deputy was dispatched to Birchen Road, Hartshorn, on a domestic disturbance call. The deputy was unable to locate the parties involved.

April 3

A peace disturbance was reported at a bar on Highway 60, Mtn. Grove. An intoxicated person was taken to Texas County Jail for a 12-hour safe keeping hold.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Highway 17, Bucyrus, Neither party wished to pursue charges. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

A report of trespassing was received on Freely Give Road, Cabool. It was determined to be a civil matter between a property owner and a tenant.

A business alarm was checked out on Highway 63, Cabool. It was found that a child had been playing with the entry keypad.

A prisoner was transported to a correctional facility in Fulton.

April 4

A report was received that there was a length of chain in the road at Highway 17 and Evergreen Road, Bucyrus. Nothing was found.

A report of trespassing and a gunshot was received on Vollmer Drive, Raymondville. A woman noticed a vehicle at neighbor’s property and then heard a gunshot. She said she was struck in the face with a shot pellet. It was determined a man had been fishing on the property and had fired a 20-gauge shotgun at a bird. The woman did not wish to pursue charges, and the man was told to leave the property.

Investigation was begun into the possible assault of a juvenile by an adult on Plato Drive, Plato. The adult allegedly grabbed the arm of the juvenile.

A resident on Colburn Road, Cabool, reported the theft of a package from his mailbox. The package contained a rifle barrel valued at $212.00.

A prisoner was transported from Douglas County Jail, Ava, to Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported from Pulaski County Jail, Waynesville, to Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported from the correctional facility at Licking to Texas County Jail.

A citation for animal trespass/failure to maintain adequate control of animals was issued to Ashley R. Collins, 28, Cabool, after a neighbor on Simmons Drive, Cabool, reported her dogs had come to his property, acting aggressively.

April 5

Two persons were arrested for domestic assault in the third degree following a call on Shafer Road, Licking.

A business owner on Business 60, Mtn. Grove, reported a two-vehicle accident had occurred on his property. The deputy spoke with both parties involved. The two exchanged insurance information.

A report was received of an open door at a residence on Route N, Licking. Nothing was found to be out of place at the residence.

Texas County Sheriff’s Report April 6, 2017

February 24

A Licking woman called to report her mother’s television had been stolen. The man who took the TV is married to her mother. She was told no crime had been committed.

February 26

A deputy assisted a Division of Family Services employee in investigating a complaint on Morton Road, Houston. The complaint was determined to be unfounded.

A deputy was dispatched to assist an ambulance crew on a call on Bucyrus Drive, Bucyrus.

February 27

A residential alarm was checked out on Route H, Elk Creek. The residence was found to be secure.

March 2

A fight was reported between two Plato High School students on school grounds. Reports were being forwarded to the prosecuting attorney’s office and the juvenile office for review.

March 8

A prisoner was transported from St. Louis County Jail, Clayton, to Texas County Jail.

March 9

A man on Route M, Success, reported his truck had been shot at and damaged. A suspect was identified and the investigation is continuing.

A prisoner was transported from Cabool Police Department to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains for a 96-hour hold.

Mtn. Grove Police Department requested an agency assist with a report of a child taken by a parent at gunpoint. The call was cancelled while the deputy was en route.

A residential alarm was checked out on Highway H, Cabool. The residence was secure. The cause of the alarm is believed to be weather related as a large amount of hail was found in the yard.

March 10

A burglary was reported at storage units on Highway 60, Cabool. Seven units had damage, some missing locks and others having the latches cut. Items valued at $450.00 had been taken from one unit. Another unit was missing costume jewelry. Evidence was collected at the scene.

A man on Gladden Road, Success, reported his mailbox had been shot.

A trespasser was reported on Hartville Road, Licking. No one was found.

A suspicious person was reported on Route N, Licking. The area was canvassed and no matching subject was located. During the canvass, another subject was arrested for a separate incident observed by the deputies.

A deputy was asked to search for a vehicle that was driving carelessly and imprudently on Highway 63 between Houston and Cabool. No vehicle was located.

A deputy was dispatched to assist an ambulance crew on Shafer Road, Licking.

An attempt was made to check the wellbeing of a person on Burton Branch Road, Success.

Property damage was reported at a radio station tower building on Highway 60, Cabool.

A Licking man requested a relative be removed from his property on Deer Run Drive, Licking. He was advised that he would have to seek a court order.

March 11

A prisoner was transported from Franklin County Jail, Union, to Texas County Jail.

Two small window air-conditioning units valued at $185.00 were reported stolen from property on Scenic Road, Summersville.

A woman on Wheeling Lane, Plato, reported her two juvenile sons had taken a neighbor’s truck and were headed into Texas County from Pulaski County. The juveniles returned home and said they had not left the property. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was going to make contact with the family.

March 12

A woman reported the violation of an ex-parte order by a man on Freedom Road, Willow Springs. She was to make a statement confirming the allegation. No statement was received and the case was closed.

A Cabool man residing on Timber Drive inside the city limits reported finding a dog on a chain tangled up in the woods behind his residence. That area is outside the city limits. The Cabool dogcatcher was able to free the dog and take it to the city pound.

March 13

The theft of a dune buggy from a residence on Brushy Creek Road, Houston, was reported. A suspect was identified in the case and was arrested on an active Texas County warrant. The investigation is continuing.

March 16

A deputy was dispatched to Cooper Lane, Licking, for a possible suicidal person. The person was taken by ambulance to Phelps County Regional Hospital in Rolla.

The theft of a travel trailer and its contents was reported on Mallard Road, Licking. The trailer and items were valued at $2,610.00.

March 18

A 911 hang-up was checked out on Evergreen Road, Bucyrus, where a child had been playing with a phone.

A man on Route UU, Solo, reported a neighbor’s cattle were getting onto his property. The cows’ owner was contacted and advised to remove the animals.

Ivan P. Barton, Jr., 36, Mtn. Grove, was cited for assault third degree following a domestic disturbance call on Sunshine Drive, Mtn. Grove.

March 19

A Licking woman reported her son had been bitten by a dog. The dog’s owner was contacted and said the animal was not current on its vaccinations. The dog was quarantined for ten days. The woman said her son would begin a series of rabies shots.

March 20

A report was received of shots fired and unlawful use of a weapon on Kelly Road, Raymondville. A man reported he had stopped his vehicle and was assaulted by three men. A report was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.

March 22

A wellbeing check was attempted on Clouse Road, Mtn. Grove. No one was home.

An alarm call was received at a business on Limestone Drive, Mtn. Grove. The business manager stated the building was secure and it was believed a mouse set off the motion alarm.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Crane Drive, Bucyrus. One person was taken into custody but then released after the other person refused to prosecute. Both parties were advised of the 12-hour rule.

The wellbeing of a person on Highway 17, Houston, was checked.

March 23

A Houston resident reported property damage and theft from a rental house on Arthur Creek Drive. A washer and dryer and a water heater were taken, valued at $1,400.00.

A prisoner was transported to a correctional facility in Vandalia.

Four prisoners were transported to a correctional facility in Fulton.

James E. Dodd, 46, Houston, and Tina A. Dodd, 42, Houston, were each cited for domestic assault fourth degree following an incident on Morton Road, Houston.

A Springfield man reported a Houston woman had failed to return his 2016 Bulldog trailer. The woman was contacted and the trailer turned over to the sheriff’s office for its owner to retrieve.

A nurse reported 60 morphine pills missing from a patient’s home on Route N, Licking. The matter is under investigation.

A Bucyrus woman reported the license plate had been stolen off her vehicle while it was parked at her Highway 17 residence.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Gravel Point Road, Mtn. Grove. Laura A. Hulen, 53, Mtn. Grove, was cited for domestic assault third degree.

Gunshots were reported near the intersection of Route CC and Kimble Road, Licking. Nothing was found.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Gettys Road, Houston. A person was taken into custody for a 12-hour safe keeping hold. Neither party wished to seek charges.

March 24

The wellbeing of a person on Route 181, Cabool, was checked.

A 70-year-old woman was found dead at her Highway AH, Huggins, residence. The death was from natural causes due to many chronic health issues.

A prisoner was transported to the veterans’ hospital in Poplar Bluff.

A prisoner was transported from Howell County Sheriff’s Office, West Plains, to Texas County Jail.

A Raymondville woman reported her son had been bitten by a neighbor’s dog on Kelly Road. The dog’s owner said the animal had had it shots. The dog was to be penned up for ten days.

March 25

A deputy was called to assist Cabool Fire Department on a medical call on Ledgewood Road, Cabool. An individual was transported by ambulance to a medical facility.

A Houston woman was arrested by Houston Police Department and brought to Texas County Sheriff’s Office. The arresting officer said he believed the woman may have been assaulted. The woman refused to fill out a statement and signed a decline to prosecute form.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Morton Road, Houston. Tina A. Dodd, 42, Houston, was cited for domestic assault third degree.

An Oklahoma woman reported the theft of items from property she owns on Emery Road, Bucyrus. Taken were a saw and a job site radio, valued at $450.00.

A Summersville man reported the theft of medication from his car while he was in Summersville or Mtn. View.

A person who appeared to be intoxicated was reported walking in the road on Route F towards Highway 63, Houston. The person was taken into custody on a 12-hour safe keeping hold.

The wellbeing of a person on Highway 137, Willow Springs, was checked.

Seventy-six needles, still capped and in unopened plastic, were found on Brown Hill Road just off Route B, Houston. The needles were disposed of by the sheriff’s office.

March 26

A deputy went to Summersville to repossess a vehicle on a court order. The vehicle was located in Mtn. View and towed to Texas County Sheriff’s Office to be turned over to the bank holding the loan.

A verbal domestic disturbance was reported on Highway MM, Cabool. No disturbance was found.

A warrant arrest was made on Highway 137, Summersville.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Ketchum Drive, Licking. A woman there advised that she did not wish to pursue charges.

March 27

A report was received of a four-wheeler trespassing and tearing up property on Gaston Road, Eunice. A 29-year-old Cuba man was arrested and taken to Texas County Jail.

A suspicious vehicle was reported on Highway 17, Houston. The vehicle had a note in the windshield stating it had broken down and the owners would remove it the next day.

A juvenile was reported to be out of control on Highway CC, Licking. The juvenile was transported to the hospital for an evaluation.

A deputy was called twice to Piney Drive, Bucyrus, for a peace disturbance. The second time a vehicle was found stuck in the mud in a field. The driver said he had been driving around looking for his dog.

An investigation was begun into allegations that a juvenile female had been exposed to sexual contact at a Morton Road, Houston, residence in January 2015.

A game camera was reported stolen on Fisher Drive, Houston.

March 28

A domestic assault call was received on Kimble Road, Licking. A juvenile female was detained and transported to Texas County Sheriff’s Department.

A peace disturbance call was received on Camden Lane, Houston.

A Houston Police Department officer asked that Highway 17 at Route Z be checked for a deer in the roadway. No deer was found.

A burglary and property damage were reported on Slaughter Road, Licking. Copper wire had been taken and several televisions set in the yard and shot at. Evidence was collected and sent to the lab for analysis.

A man on Arnott Road, Licking, asked that a relative be removed from his residence. He was advised of the procedure for removing a resident from the property.

A Licking man reported a burglary at his residence on Highway C. He said an ex-girlfriend had broken into the house and taken the title to his pickup and other items. The woman was located and returned the pickup and title. The man signed a decline to prosecute form.

A prisoner was picked up at Laclede County Jail, Lebanon, and one was picked up at Phelps County Jail, Rolla, and transported to Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported from a correctional facility in Licking to Texas County Jail.

March 29

A woman on Orchard Street, Raymondville, reported hearing several loud bangs. It was found that children in the neighborhood had shot off some blaster fireworks they had found.

Deputies were dispatched to Oakdale Road, Houston, for reported property damage. A man said a woman had thrown his TV out of a vehicle and broke it. He signed a decline to prosecute form.

A prisoner was transferred from Willow Springs Police Department to Texas County authorities at Cabool and taken to Texas County Jail.

A deputy was dispatched to Highway 38, Bucyrus, for a 911 agency assist. A woman had fallen and needed assistance in getting up.

Three prisoners were transported to a correctional facility in Fulton.

A prisoner was transported from Sullivan Police Department to Texas County Jail.

 

Texas County Sheriff’s Report, March 30, 2017

March 8

A report was received that two persons had been shot at the intersection of West Highway 32 and Highway N, Licking. The two men had been shot in the leg. Witnesses identified a suspect, Michael Lee Hunter, 36, Cuba, Missouri. A warrant was issued for Hunter for two counts of first-degree domestic assault, two counts of armed criminal action, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was arrested by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department on March 10.

March 13

A Houston man came to the sheriff’s office to report a domestic assault that he said occurred on Grandview Road, Houston. He said his girlfriend punched him in the face. She denied striking him. Neither wished to file charges. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

A prowler was reported on Country Aire Lane, Mtn. Grove. No one was located.

A possible fight was reported on Route E, Houston. Both parties said they had only had an argument. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

March 14

As part of a missing person report made to Cabool Police Department, a deputy attempted to check a Stack Road residence. CPD then advised the missing person had been located.

Possible meth lab trash was reported on Iron Mine Road, Licking.

A caller on Big Creek Road, Yukon, reported possible child pornography on a relative’s computer. The computer was checked and no child pornography, nudity or sexual acts were found.

March 15

A deputy assisted Houston Police Department in making an arrest at a Highway 63 business.

March 16

The wellbeing of a person on Malberg Road, Elk Creek, was checked. An individual was taken to jail for a 12-hour safe keeping hold.

A prisoner was transported from Wright County Jail, Hartville, to Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported to a facility in Florissant.

A prisoner was transported from Cabool Police Department to Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported from a mental health facility in Florissant to a court appearance in Texas County.

March 17

A break-in was reported on Grandview Road, Tyrone. Nothing was missing from the building.

A deputy responded to a reported trespass on Grandview Road, Houston. A verbal domestic disturbance had occurred between two occupants of the residence. Neither wished to fill out a statement. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

A Willow Springs man reported he had turned on the power to rental property on Freedom Road, Willow Springs, the day before. He returned and found the basement flooded. The outside water access and the valve to the water heater in the basement were both on. There was no sign anyone had entered the house.

A prisoner was transported from Johnson County Jail, Centerview, to Texas County Jail.

A Plato woman called to request help with her juvenile son. The deputy spoke with the juvenile, who then apologized and thanked the department for its time.

March 18

A break-in and theft was reported on Route U, Cabool. A welder, assorted tools, weed trimmer, chainsaw, air compressor, gas cans and fuel were taken from a shop. The items were valued at $4,300.00. An attempt had been made to break into a house, but it was unsuccessful.

Cabool Police Department received a report that a stolen vehicle was on Route AM and requested that a deputy check for the vehicle. The vehicle was on its roof at the end of AM. Missouri State Highway Patrol arrived and worked the accident.

A resident on Country Aire Lane, Mtn. Grove, reported someone was on the roof of her mobile home. There were no footprints other than ones made by the deputy and by a cat.

A man reported another man had threatened to burn down a house on Grassy Road, Summersville. He requested that the threat be documented.

A Cabool man reported the theft of $1,400 worth of scrap metal from his business on Highway 38. He did not wish to pursue charges against the individual who took the metal as he wanted to give him time to return the money he received for selling it.

March 19

The theft of a 1968 Harley Davidson FLH, a Harbor Freight wire feed welder and a Lincoln stick welder was reported on Route W, Summersville.

The wellbeing of a person on Timberhill Road, Hartshorn, was checked.

A deputy observed a vehicle at Route H and Highway 63, Cabool, that was on the shoulder, having been involved in a collision with a deer. The occupants were checked and found to be all right. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was contacted to make an incident report.

A report was received about an underage party on Elm Street, Raymondville, involving drugs and alcohol. One person was taken into custody and held on a 24-hour investigative hold. A probable cause statement was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review and a report was also being sent to the juvenile office concerning the minors involved.

A peace disturbance was reported on Morton Road, Houston. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

March 20

A death was investigated on Route MM, Mtn. Grove. A 49-year-old man was found dead, hanging by the neck from a tree limb. A suicide note had been left.

A resident on Carter Lane, Houston, reported a neighbor had yelled at him and then discharged a firearm. He said he heard a total of three shots. An attempt was made to contact the neighbor. No one answered the door at the residence. A follow-up was planned by the deputy.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Grandview Road, Houston. One of the three arguing parties was removed, and the 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

A resident on Route M, Cabool, reported a neighbor had been dumping dead cows by his fence and that it was contaminating his springs. The neighbor was advised to bury his dead cows away from the area or he would be given a citation.

A residential alarm call was checked out on Green Drive, Eunice. All was found to be secure.

March 21

Rolla Police Department requested assistance in locating the family of an elderly man who was at a Rolla business. The called was cancelled before the deputy arrived at the family’s residence on Boiling Springs Road, Licking.

A woman on Grandview Road, Houston, reported her husband and her son had kidnapped her daughter from her house. The husband said he had dropped his daughter off at the residence but returned and then removed her after learning there was a man there with his wife. A report was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.

A 72-year-old man was found not breathing at his Highway 63, Houston, residence. There were no signs of foul play.

March 22

Possible animal abuse was reported on Kitchem Drive, Licking. The dog there was found to be well cared for with food, water and shelter.

 

Texas County Sheriff’s Report

February 17
Investigation was begun into allegations of sexual abuse on Bado Road, Cabool.
February 28
A property dispute was reported on Roberson Drive, Licking. One of the parties involved had left the residence before the deputy arrived, and was wanted on an active warrant.
March 1
A deputy was dispatched to assist an ambulance crew on Route KK, Hartshorn.
March 3
Foster parents residing in Licking reported their foster daughter did not come home from school. The child was located in Iron County on March 13. A probable cause statement was sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office seeking charges against three individuals for interference with custody by removing or concealing an individual.
March 4
A deputy picked up a prisoner at the Dent County line and transported the individual to Texas County Sheriff’s Office for relay to Shannon County Jail.
A deputy assisted Missouri State Highway Patrol on a suspicious vehicle call on Route AU, Houston.
March 7
An alarm call was received at a business on Hartville Road, Licking. The business owner believes the alarm was activated by a storm. The business was secure.
March 8
A peace disturbance was reported on Kell Road, Summersville. The reporting party did not wish to press charges.
A man on Dogwood Road, Mtn. Grove, reported the theft of a game camera and a yard sign from his property. The items were valued at $60.00.
A domestic disturbance was reported on Grandview Road, Houston. Neither party wished to fill out a statement. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.
A deputy was dispatched to Route YY, Cabool, to assist with the removal of a bale of hay that had rolled onto the road, blocking one lane of traffic. A vehicle stopped and its occupant offered to get a tractor to remove the hay. The hay was removed and the road cleared.
March 9
It was reported that a sports utility vehicle was tearing up the county road and Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Pleasant Road, Cabool. A deputy spoke with the owner of a sports utility vehicle who denied riding in the cemetery or driving down the road. No damage was observed in the cemetery by the deputy.
March 10
While searching an area on Highway N, Licking, where a report had been received about a man walking down the road with a gun, two deputies encountered an individual who appeared to be in possession of drugs. The individual was taken into custody and transported to jail. A probable cause statement was sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office seeking charges of drug possession.
March 12
A resident on Route B, Houston, reported smelling rotten eggs outside her residence. The surrounding area was checked and no odors were detected.
March 13
A Licking man told the sheriff’s office he had a picture on his game camera, taken March 2, of a male subject trespassing on his property. The subject was identified, but has not been located.
Possible witness tampering was being investigated after a Houston woman reported a full order of protection had been broken by the respondent through third-party contact. A report was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.
A man on Dogwood Road, Mtn. Grove, reported a theft from his property. The deputy contacted the suspect in the theft and the item was returned, having been taken through a misunderstanding. No charges were filed.
A prisoner was transported from Shannon County Jail, Eminence, to Texas County Jail.
An attempt was made to check the wellbeing of a person on Dogwood Road, Mtn. Grove.
March 14
A Houston man reported suspicious activity at a house he is remodeling on Highway 63 just outside the city limits. A neighbor observed two vehicles at the property and persons there told the neighbor they were doing work at the property. The neighbor told the persons to leave the property.
A deputy responded to Osage Lane, Licking, for an agency assist with an out-of-control juvenile. Two children were taken to the hospital to be checked out, and a report was being sent to the juvenile office for review.
A person was reported sitting in the ditch on Highway B, Houston. No one was found.
A 911 call was checked out on Pigeon Creek Road, Licking. A child had apparently been playing with the phone.
A Cabool woman reported a neighbor’s dogs were chasing her cattle on property on Highway 63. The dogs’ owner was given a verbal warning for not maintaining adequate control of his animals.
A prisoner was transported to Shannon County Jail, Eminence, from Texas County Jail.
A Houston woman reported the violation of an ex parte order of protection by her ex-husband, who had attempted to contact her by texting. A report was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for the filing of charges.
Two prisoners were transported from Licking to Texas County Jail.
March 15
Three prisoners were transported to a correctional facility in Fulton.
A man was coming to the sheriff’s office to report the theft of a vehicle from Highway 63, Cabool. Before arriving, he received a phone call that the vehicle had been borrowed by a relative who had not advised him of that. The man did not wish t

o file a report.

Texas County Sheriff’s Report, March 16, 2017

February 28

Mtn. Grove Police Department reported a teenager had sent text messages threatening to harm himself. A deputy responded to a Sunshine Drive, Mtn. Grove, residence where a woman said the situation had been taken care of.

A prowler call was checked out on Decker Road, Licking. No one was found.

March 1

A deputy assisted Houston Police Department with traffic control for a funeral procession on Highway 63 and Route 17.

A woman residing on Big Creek Road, Yukon, reported the theft of several medications from her home. The matter is under investigation.

A man trying to break up dogs fighting on Junction in Raymondville was bitten by one of the dogs. The dog’s owner stated the dog had had all its shots. The man just asked that there be a report on file at the sheriff’s office.

Possible animal abuse or neglect was reported on Highway 32, Licking. A woman there had reportedly moved and left the animals. Attempts to locate the woman have been unsuccessful.

March 2

A Houston woman reported possible identity theft. She said she had been contacted by phone and told she had won a sweepstakes. As part of the process, she was asked to apply for a few credit cards, which she did. She was given an identity theft packet to fill out and turn into the attorney general’s office.

Possible animal neglect or abuse was reported on Highway U, Cabool. The horse’s owner said the animal was 25 years old and under the care of a veterinarian. There was no sign of abuse or neglect found.

A man on Highway 137, Licking, called to report a theft, but declined to make a statement.

A peace disturbance was reported on Boiling Springs Road, Licking. A woman there was advised to not return to the property.

A wood splitter and a large vise were reported stolen from property on Solo Road, Houston. The items were valued at $150.00.

March 3

A deputy was dispatched to assist Houston Police Department on a call on Highway 63.

A resident on Cloverdale Road, Cabool, reported a vehicle parked in his driveway. The driver told the deputy he had gotten tired and did not want to sleep on the side of the highway, so had pulled into the driveway. He apologized and left the property.

A resident on Success Road, Success, reported someone keeps pulling into her driveway and she wanted a deputy to make contact with them. The deputy was unable to locate the driver.

A domestic disturbance involving a firearm was reported on Prairie Creek Road, Plato. A man was arrested and placed on a 24-hour hold for unlawful use of a weapon and domestic assault second degree. A probable cause statement was being sent to the prosecuting attorney seeking charges in the case.

Two inmates were transported from McCracken County Jail in Paducah, Kentucky, to Texas County Jail.

An inmate was transported from Pulaski County Jail, Waynesville, to Texas County Jail.

Deputies responded to a verbal domestic disturbance on Route B, Houston. Both parties said no physical altercation had taken place. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

The wellbeing of a person on Shafer Road, Licking, was checked.

A prowler report was checked out on Cleveland Road, Houston. No one was found.

A dog was reported loose on Highway Z, Houston. The dog’s owner was located and the dog returned.

March 4

A peace disturbance was reported on Highway H, Elk Creek. A deputy spoke with both parties and resolved the matter.

Mailbox vandalism was reported on Route CC, Licking.

A break-in was reported at a storage unit on Highway 60, Cabool, rented by a Willow Springs man. A list of missing items was to be compiled.

An accidental gunshot was reported. A Success man said he was putting up his .22-caliber revolver and shot himself in the leg. The incident occurred on Gladden Road.

A Cabool man reported a theft from property on Route M. A main power wire leading from a power pole to a cabin on the property had been cut and taken. Also missing was a propane tank along with wiring inside the house. The items were valued at $495.00.

An inmate was transported from Texas County Jail to Shannon County Jail in Eminence.

An alarm call was answered at a business on Highway 17, Success. All was found to be secure.

An alarm call was answered at a residence on Route H, Elk Creek. All was found to be secure.

March 5

An attempt was made to check the wellbeing of a person on Highway 32, Licking. It was determined the person in question lived on Highway 32 in Dent County.

A deputy was dispatched to assist Roby Fire Department on a call on Hickory Drive, Plato. The call was cancelled before the deputy arrived.

March 6

Andrew J. Farrar, 33, Houston, was cited for interference with custody by refusing to return a child per a parenting plan following a call received on Horseshoe Drive, Houston.

March 7

A propane tank was reported stolen on Tiffany Drive, Houston. It was determined that a propane company had picked it up by mistake, thinking it was one of their tanks. The tank was to be returned to its owner.

A landlord and tenant dispute was reported. The deputy contacted the landlord and advised him of what could and could not be done.

March 8

A man walking around Austin Lake near Mtn. Grove reported finding a safe in the woods. The safe had several bullet holes in it and had been pried open. The safe was taken to the sheriff’s office and placed into evidence. The matter is being investigated.

A man who had been arrested by Mtn. Grove Police Department on a Texas County warrant was transported from Mtn. Grove to Texas County Jail.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Welch Road, Mtn. Grove. One party left the home for the night, and the 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

A woman on Big Creek Road, Yukon, reported her neighbor’s children were tampering with her mailbox. It was determined that the neighbor had told the children that when they went to the mailbox to check the other mailbox to make sure none of their mail has been placed there accidentally. The deputy explained that it is against the law to tamper with someone else’s mail or mailbox.

Gunshots were reported on Route PP, Cabool. No source of the shots was found.

An inmate was transported from Pulaski County Jail, Waynesville, to Texas County Jail.

A man on Horseshoe Drive, Houston, reported the water meter reader had cut a small evergreen tree down by his meter. The deputy removed the water meter cover and found the cedar sprout bent over by the cover. The sprout was not damaged, and the deputy suggested the man find another location for the tree.

An inmate was transported from St. Louis County Jail, Clayton, to Texas County Jail.

March 9

Six inmates were transported to a correctional facility in Fulton.

 

Texas County Sheriff’s Report March 3, 2017

January 10

A Houston woman was interviewed who said she had had a sexual relationship with a Houston man several years ago while she was under the legal age of consent. Information was being sent to the prosecuting attorney for a review.

February 4

Corrections officers at Texas County Jail reported an inmate had broken jail property and threatened harm to jail staff. Criminal charges of assault on law enforcement, armed criminal action, damage to jail property, and delivery or possession of an item prohibited in jail were being sought in this incident.

February 10

A deputy was dispatched to assist an ambulance crew on Plato Drive, Plato.

A peace disturbance was reported on Russell Drive, Cabool. The resident asked that a person leave the property and not return. The person did so.

February 11

Damage was reported to a mobile home on Highway 17, Summersville. Two juveniles confessed to doing the damage. A report was being forwarded to the juvenile office for further investigation.

A resident on Highway B, Houston, complained about a neighbor driving too fast on a private driveway shared by the two. The neighbor apologized and said she would be more cautious.

A Summersville man was issued a verbal warning for failure to drive on the right half of the roadway on Highway 17.

February 12

A property owner on Route N, Licking, reported the theft of 11 farm implements. A suspect was identified and confessed to selling all of the items. All except one piece of the equipment was recovered and returned to the owner. A probable cause statement was sent to the prosecuting attorney seeking charges in the case.

A deputy assisted a Division of Family Services investigator on a call on Scenic Road, Eunice. Allegations made were determined to be unfounded.

A resident on Highway AW, Plato, reported a man with a gun had shot three or four times across the road from their residence and then came into their yard and pointed a rifle at their house. A deputy located the man, who ignored the deputy’s commands to stop. The man then pointed the rifle at the deputy. At this time Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers arrived. The deputy and troopers commanded the man to drop the gun and get on the ground, which he eventually did. He was taken to Texas County Jail. Possible charges against the man include unlawful use of a weapon, assault on law enforcement, and armed criminal action.

February 13

Responding to a disturbance in Texas County Jail, a deputy removed an inmate who said he had damaged a fire sprinkler, setting off the system and the fire alarm. Another inmate was seen attempting to break another sprinkler head. Information was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office seeking charges against the two for destruction of jail property.

A man at Country Aire Lane, Mtn. Grove, reported being harassed by a neighbor and inquired about the process of obtaining an order of protection.

February 14

A complaint was received about trash blowing from a residential yard on Oriole Road, Cabool. The resident was contacted and told to clean up the trash.

February 15

A suspicious vehicle was reported on Crossland Road, Cabool. No vehicle was found.

A Raymondville man reported losing 20 head of cattle on Highway 137 over the last year due to poisoning. The last two died in the previous week, and their acorn poisoning was confirmed by a veterinarian. The man said there are no oak trees in the pasture where the cows were kept. Toxicology reports are pending and the case is active.

A Solo man reported the theft of several items from property on Highway UU. He said he located the items at a recycling business. Three suspects were identified. One was being held in Texas County Jail on separate charges. A probable cause statement was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office concerning theft charges.

The wellbeing of a person on Maple Drive, Plato, was checked.

February 16

A Licking resident reported that when he went to file his taxes, someone had already done so in his name. The matter is being investigated. The man was going to file an identity theft complaint with the Missouri attorney general’s office.

A domestic dispute was reported on Hickory Drive, Plato. Neither party wished to pursue charges. The 12-hour rule was put into effect.

February 17

A Raymondville resident reported the theft of a set of dishes from a storage trailer on Route B. The dishes were valued at $100.

A wellbeing check was conducted on Bean Creek Drive, Licking.

A deputy was dispatched to assist Tyrone Fire Department on Rainbow Drive, Willow Springs.

An inmate was transported to St. Clair County Jail, Osceola.

A man on Horseshoe Drive, Houston, reported his neighbor’s dog was on his property and acting aggressively. Persons at the neighbor’s house were told to keep the dog tied up and they took it into the house.

February 18

The burglary of a tool trailer on Highway PP, Cabool, was reported. Several hundred dollars’ worth of tools and power tools were taken.

A property owner on Highway 137, Raymondville, reported heavy property damage to a rental house from which he had recently evicted a couple. A generator had also been stolen. Two suspects were identified and a report was being forwarded to the Texas County prosecuting attorney for the possible filing of charges.

A resident on Kelly Road, Raymondville, reported a window broken and their dog outside. The residence’s door was locked. Upon examination, it was found the window screen had multiple claw marks and had been ripped out from the inside. Paw prints from the dog were found on the broken glass and the side of the house. The paw print from another dog was also found.

A woman at Highway 137 and Route H, Tyrone, reported seeing the shadowy figure of a man or woman in the intersection. She called back to report she found out what the shadow object was and it was not a person.

February 20

A resident on Highway AW, Plato, reported the quick connect and steel tracks had been stolen from his skid steer that had burned.

A deputy was dispatched to a medical emergency on Route AE, Plato. Family members were on the scene and emergency medical services arrived shortly. The injured individual was going to follow up with a physician.

February 21

A prowler was reported on Ware Road, Licking. No one was found.

A report of suspicious activities was checked out on Pipeline Road, Summersville. A deputy spoke with the reporting party and with neighbors. No suspicious activity was observed.

A deputy assisted with traffic control for funeral procession.

A man with an active Texas County warrant was arrested at the prosecuting attorney’s office at Texas County Justice Center.

An alarm call was received on Highway AU, Houston, but cancelled before the deputy arrived.

February 22

A Texas County jailer reported an inmate had admitted he was making liquor in the jail. The inmate said he was turning in the liquor so no one else would get into trouble.

A peace disturbance was reported on Tiffany Drive, Houston. The suspect had already left when the deputy arrived.

Trespassing was reported on Route N, Licking. A man there was arrested on a separate case and taken to Texas County Jail for a 24-hour hold.

A prowler was reported on Brushy Creek Road, Raymondville. No one was found.

February 23

A suspicious vehicle report was checked out at Dogs Bluff.

A deputy was dispatched to assist an ambulance crew on Stillhouse Road, Willow Springs.

An attempt was made to check the wellbeing of persons on Highway Y, Willow Springs.

Two inmates were transported to a correctional facility in Vandalia and three inmates were transported to a correctional facility in Fulton.

 

Texas County Sheriff’s Report

January 18

Trespassing was reported at Union Chapel Church on Little Creek Road, Mtn. Grove. No one was found, but the back door of the building was open.

January 19

Trespassing was reported at Union Chapel Church on Little Creek Road, Mtn. Grove. Two individuals had left the scene when the deputy arrived.

A wellbeing check was made on Highway AF, Licking.

An inmate was transported from St. Louis County Jail, Clayton, to Texas County Jail.

Illinois State Highway Patrol requested assistance in locating a Raymondville woman whose purse had been found along Interstate 70.

A Licking resident reported his neighbor’s residence had been broken into. A shop building was also burglarized. Several hundreds of dollars in items had been taken.

Five inmates were transported to a correctional facility in Vandalia.

January 20

An inmate at Texas County Jail was reported to be making threats toward his attorney and others. Once back in his cell, he slammed his fists down on a metal table. He was taken to the emergency room for x-rays on his hand.

An investigation was begun into allegations of child molestation at a Licking address.

Trespassing was reported on Currant Road, Willow Springs. The parents of the alleged trespasser were given a warning.

Illinois Highway Patrol came to Texas County for a follow-up of an investigation. No assistance was required after the initial contact.

A deputy was dispatched to assist an ambulance crew on Highway W, Summersville.

Five inmates were transported to a correctional facility in Fulton.

January 21

Trespassing was reported on Bado Road, Cabool. The vehicle was gone when the deputy arrived.

A wellbeing check was conducted on Route N, Licking.

A warrant arrest was made on Arnott Road, Licking.

A deputy assisted with traffic control during a funeral procession on Route E, Houston.

An inmate was transported from Taney County Jail, Forsyth, to Texas County Jail.

A man was reported to be hanging upside down from a ladder on Route M, Plato. Roby Fire and Rescue were contacted to respond.

January 22

Suspicious activity was reported on Hazelton Drive, Licking. A check was made of the property and no one was located.

A Houston man reported he had given his television to a woman to sell and she had not given him any money from the sale. He was advised this was a civil matter.

An inmate was transported from South Central Correctional Center, Licking, to Texas County Jail.

A possible domestic dispute was reported on Elder Road, Tyrone. Both parties said they had argued but nothing physical had taken place. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

A damaged vehicle was reported on Timberline Road, Summersville. No vehicle was located.

January 23

A report of trespassing was received on Highway 32, Roby. The suspect had left the scene but was located and taken to jail for a 24-hour safekeeping hold.

A woman on Highway 63, Licking, reported the theft of a cell phone. Information was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for the possible filing of charges.

An inmate was transported from Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Hartville, to Texas County Jail.

An inmate was transported from Jackson County Jail to Texas County Jail.

The Division of Family Services (DFS) in Howell County requested assistance in checking out a child abuse hotline call at a Redbud Court, Licking, residence. The allegations of abuse were determined to be unfounded.

A deputy assisted with traffic control on Route B, Raymondville, for a funeral.

The death of a 49-year-old Licking woman was reported on Washington Lane. It appeared to be a natural death.

Animal abuse was reported on Highway 32 and Ware Road. The deputy found animals there to have hay.

January 24

Dogs were reported running at large on Lay Road, Houston. The animals’ owner was given a verbal warning.

January 25

A possible break-in was discovered on Highway 63, Cabool. The owner said nothing was missing and there was minimum damage to the building’s door.

February 4

Colt Sutton, 24, Licking, was ticketed for exceeding the speed limit on Highway 17, Houston.

Debris was reported on Crawford Road, Bucyrus. It was removed by the deputy.

February 6

A man contacted the sheriff’s office to report the theft of several items from his vehicle while it was stored at his employer’s property on Route M, Huggins. The matter is under investigation

A Branson woman reported the theft of her 2011 Chevrolet Silverado while is was at a residence on Brushy Creek Road, Raymondville.

February 7

A woman wanted on a warrant came to visit an inmate at Texas County Jail and was arrested.

A suspicious vehicle was reported on Route H, Tyrone. The call was cancelled before the deputy arrived.

February 8

A 911 hang-up was checked out on Bluebird Road, Cabool. There were no residents at home, only a barking dog, which may have knocked over the phone.

As a deputy was attempting to serve legal paper at a Highway 17, Houston, residence, he noticed a county sign on the front porch. The homeowner said a friend had discovered the sign at the bottom of a river while swimming. She was advised she could not keep the sign and told if she ever located another sign to call the sheriff’s office or she could be charged with stealing. The sign was then confiscated.

A deputy was dispatched to assist an ambulance crew on Hattie Drive, Mtn. View.

An Elk Creek man reported being assaulted by a man with a stick who also pulled a gun on him on Highway Y, Elk Creek. A second man was talked to who said the first man was trespassing. After talking with both men, it was determined no crime had been committed.

A report was received of dogs running at large on Brushy Creek Road, Houston. The animals did not appear aggressive. No owner was located.

A Licking woman reported $500.00 cash had been stolen from her home on Bailey Road. After a thorough search, the cash was found between the bed and a nightstand.

February 9

A deputy was dispatched to Cleveland Road, Houston, for a possible fight. Neither party wanted to sign a statement. One man was told not to return to the property.

An inmate was transported from Salem to Texas County Jail.

A prowler report was checked out on Berry Road, Cabool.

A Cabool man reported a break-in at his storage building on Oak Grove Road. Among the items taken were approximately $1,500.00 in drill bits and two five-gallon propane tanks.

A Licking woman reported a burglary at her residence on Highway 137. Items valued at over $2,700.00 were taken.

An alarm call was checked out on Route H, Cabool. All was found to be secure.

A deputy assisted a DFS agent in checking a report of unsafe conditions on Hickory Drive, Plato. The allegations were determined to be unfounded.

An inmate was transported to and from St. Louis for an evaluation.

February 10

A Licking woman came home after work to her Mallard Road home and discovered someone had broken in and stolen food from her freezer.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Highway C, Licking. A male had left the residence when the deputy arrived, and a female there did not want to fill out a statement.

A deputy was requested to patrol at a ball game at Plato School.

A break-in was reported at the Upton Township building on Upton Road, Huggins. Items valued at $1,675.00 were taken.

An inmate was transported from St. Clair County Jail, Osceola, to Texas County Jail.

February 11

A domestic dispute was reported on Mount Olive Road, Mtn. View. Both parties said they had been drinking and gotten into a fight. The male stated he would leave the residence.

A woman wanted on a Houston warrant came to visit an inmate at Texas County Jail and was arrested.

A man wanted on a Wright County warrant came to visit an inmate at Texas County Jail and was arrested.

Trespassing was reported at the conservation fire tower on Highway M, Cabool. The subjects were gone when the deputy arrived.

A wellbeing check was conducted on Shafer Road, Licking.

Five inmates were transported from Cabool to Texas County Jail.

Two inmates were transported from Cabool Police Department to Texas County Jail.

Mtn. Grove Police Department relayed a citizen report of a skull in a driveway on Highway AM, Mtn. Grove. It was determined to be an animal skull.

The theft of about 200 gallons of diesel fuel was reported on Highway AH, Plato.

February 12

A domestic dispute was reported on Route DD, Houston. A female left the scene and a male stated he wished to press charges for trespassing. The matter is being investigated.

A deputy was dispatched to a service station in Licking to assist Missouri State Highway Patrol and Licking Police Station with a possible suicidal person. The deputy provided backup until it was determined the person was not suicidal.

An inmate was transported from Mtn. Grove Police Department to Texas County Jail.

A break-in was reported at a barn on Grandview Road, Houston.

A call was received about a domestic dispute on Pine Ridge Lane, Mtn. Grove. When the deputy arrived, a female was leaving the residence and stated she was fine.

Trespassing and a domestic dispute were reported on Birchen Road, Hartshorn. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

February 13

An Elk Creek man reported that while he was in the hospital, someone had stolen numerous items from his home. The stolen items were valued at over $11,800. The matter is under investigation.

Residents on Lotz Drive, Licking, reported hearing someone in the woods calling for help. No one was found.

A domestic dispute was reported on Route AD, Cabool. Neither party wished to fill out a statement. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

A peace disturbance was reported on Robinson Road, Licking, where a woman said she had been threatened by a neighbor.

A resident on Concord Road, Licking, reported a neighbor’s goats were on her property. The goats’ owner was contacted and advised to keep the animals penned.

A domestic dispute was reported on Highway N, Licking. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

An inmate was transported from Phelps County Jail, Rolla, to Texas County Jail.

A deputy was dispatched to assist an ambulance crew on Frame Drive, Willow Springs.

February 14

Gunshots were reported on Deer Run Drive, Licking. No source was found.

An inmate was transported from Mtn. Grove Police Department to Texas County Jail.

A Summersville man reported that while he was fishing off a bridge on Spring Valley Road, a man in a white truck drove over one of his fishing poles then stopped and became belligerent with him and his wife. He did not wish to pursue charges, just to report the incident.

A deputy assisted the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office by trying to contact persons at a Highway B, Houston, residence. No one was home.

February 15

A warrant arrest was made on Route UU.

Possible gunshots were reported on Emery Road, Houston. Nothing was found.

A deputy assisted Houston Police Department with a possible intoxicated person at a Highway 63 business.

A deputy assisted a DFS investigator on an alleged child abuse call on Highway 17, Success.

A suspicious vehicle was reported on Highway Y, Willow Springs. It was gone when the deputy arrived.

An inmate was transported to Wright County Jail, Hartville.

A deputy was dispatched to assist a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper at Highway 32 and Route N, Licking, where a warrant arrest was made.

A deputy assisted a DFS investigator on an alleged child abuse call on Highway C, Licking. The allegations were deemed unfounded.

A 51-year-old male was found unresponsive at a residence on Ridge Road, Houston. The death appeared to be of natural causes.

An inmate was transported to a facility in Fulton.

A woman on Hubbard Lane, Cabool, reported a cannonball in her field. It was determined to be a four-pound, three-inch solid shot, non-explosive.

A man on Deer Run Drive, Licking, reported his neighbors’ horse keeps getting out and onto his property. The horse’s owners were given a verbal warning.

A deputy assisted with traffic control at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Highway 17, Bucyrus.

Three inmates were transported to a correctional facility in Fulton.

February 16

A peace disturbance was reported on Route MM, Mtn. Grove, but cancelled before the deputy arrived.

A deputy assisted Missouri Department of Conservation in a search for possible poachers on Emery Road, Houston. No one was found.

A deputy assisted Houston Police Department on a call on Highway 63.

Animal neglect was reported on Kelly Road, Raymondville. The dogs’ owner was not at home. A follow-up was to be done to see that the animals are being cared for.

A Mtn. Grove man reported the loss of three microphones from the back of his truck. He had accidentally left the tailgate down and believed they fell out between Mtn. Grove and Houston on Highway 60 or Highway 63.

 

Texas County Sheriff’s Report

January 28

A deputy was dispatched to Licking Police Department to speak with a female about a domestic situation that had occurred. The deputy then went to Elm Street, Raymondville, and spoke with a male. Both parties said they would work out their issues and the 12-hour rule was put into effect.

A total of 18 inmates were transported to Texas County Jail from Wright County Jail following a fire at the Wright County Jail.

A Houston woman reported being harassed and threatened by another woman. She said she would seek an order of protection.

January 29

A deputy assisted Missouri State Highway Patrol in searching for a stolen vehicle in the Dunn area. The vehicle was not located.

Two inmates were transported from Taney County Jail, Forsyth, to Texas County Jail.

February 1

Information was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office seeking charges against a Texas County Jail inmate who had several prohibited items in his cell and who is alleged to have damaged the cell, including ripping a welded-on shelf from the wall.

February 2

A deputy assisted a Cabool Police Department officer with a traffic stop on Cedar Avenue, Cabool.

A deputy assisted a Houston Police Department officer with a vehicle search on Rutherford Park, Houston.

A woman on Highway 17, Summersville, reported the theft of her horse trailer. The trailer was valued at $4,000.00. A suspect was identified, and information was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for a review.

A deputy assisted with traffic control for a funeral procession on Highway 17, Houston.

An inmate from Texas County Jail was transported to a correctional facility in Jefferson City.

Three inmates from Texas County Jail were transported to a correctional facility in Fulton.

An inmate at Howell County Jail, West Plains, was transported to Texas County Jail.

February 3

An accidental gunshot wound was reported on Highway M, Cabool, where a woman had dropped a gun and it discharged, striking her in the finger.

A Texas County Jail inmate was transported to a funeral in Willow Springs.

A Cabool man reported a registered Black Angus bull missing from his herd on Highway 38. The bull was valued at $2,700.00.

February 4

A deputy assisted Houston Police Department on Faye Avenue with an individual who was suspected of underage drinking. The individual was taken into custody and placed on a 12-hour safe keeping hold.

A man on Route AW, Plato, reported a neighbor’s dog had come onto his property and killed two of his laying hens. The dog’s owner was contacted and said things would be made right with the chickens’ owner.

A phone company employee reported an aggressive dog on Highway PP, Cabool. The resident there was given a verbal warning.

February 5

An arson investigation was begun at a Kansas Lane, Houston residence. The state fire marshal determined the fire was suspicious.

A wellbeing check was conducted on Highway 32, Plato.

A deputy was dispatched to a Highway 63, Houston residence on a domestic disturbance call. The 12-hour rule was put into effect.

February 6

A Houston man reported the window of one of his vehicles had been broken out and a CD player stolen. The incident happened at a Highway 63 address. The damage and item taken were valued at $250.00.

A 911 hang-up was reported on Osage Lane, Licking. Everything was fine at that address.

A suspicious vehicle was reported at the intersection of Route P and Highway 137, Licking. The vehicle had out-of-state plates and appeared to have been in an accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was contacted.

Two inmates were transported to a correctional facility in Fulton from Texas County Jail.

February 7

A wellbeing check was conducted on Route HH, Willow Springs.

A Houston woman reported being pushed out of a moving vehicle by her husband on Brushy Creek Road, Raymondville. She did not wish to pursue charges.

A wellbeing check was conducted on Route AW, Plato.

Two inmates were transported from Mtn. Grove Police Department to Texas County Jail.

An alarm call was checked out on Highway H, Cabool. All was found to be secure.

February 8

An inmate was transported to a correctional facility in Fulton from Texas County Jail.

An inmate was transported to a correctional facility in Vandalia from Texas County Jail.

Texas County Sheriff’s Report, February 8, 2017

January 20

A deputy was dispatched to assist an ambulance crew on Bean Creek Drive, Licking.

A resident on Atchison Lane, Plato, reported a herd of goats was on her property again. The deputy responding counted at least 22 goats plus two dogs. Lucille A. Remington, 78, Plato, was issued a citation with 22 counts of animal abuse.

January 24

A prisoner was transported from Pulaski County Jail to Texas County Jail.

A prisoner was transported from Texas County Jail to Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains.

January 26

The wellbeing of a person on Highway 32, Licking, was checked.

Trash dumping was reported on Possom Trot Drive, Raymondville. A piece of mail in the trash led to the suspected culprit. The trash was later removed.

January 27

A prowler was reported on Gentry Lane, Plato. The area was checked and no one was found.

A deputy assisted a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper on a report of a woman walking into traffic and acting irrationally on Highway MM, Cabool. The woman was transported from the scene by ambulance.

A prisoner was transported from Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, to a health care facility in Florissant.

A prisoner was transported from a Jefferson City correctional facility to Texas County Jail.

January 28

A wellbeing check was conducted on Reed Road, Licking.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Indian Creek Road, Houston. A female claimed she had been physically assaulted; a male said no assault took place. The female left the residence for the night.

A deputy assisted in the transporting of 18 inmates from Wright County Jail, Hartville, to Texas County Jail due to a fire at the Wright County facility.

A woman on Suzan Lane, Bucyrus, reported a neighbor’s dog had killed four of her cats. The dog’s owner was given a verbal warning for animal neglect/abuse by not maintaining adequate control of his dogs.

A deputy assisted Missouri State Highway Patrol in a search of an area off Cameron Road, Licking. The object of the search was not located.

A deputy assisted a Division of Family Services investigator on a non-emergency hotline call on Cloverdale Road, Cabool. No one was at home at the residence.

Crystal G. Holloway, 37, Houston, was issued a uniform citation for five counts of animal abuse/neglect for allowing her dogs to run on neighboring properties on Morton Road after being notified by neighbors and the sheriff’s office.

January 29

A deputy was dispatched to the Houston hospital for a possible stabbing. The victim stated he accidentally fell on the knife and it went into his right leg.

A suspicious vehicle was reported on Dewitt Drive, Summersville. A deputy found a man sleeping in a truck there and advised him to leave.

A deputy assisted Missouri State Highway Patrol in a stolen vehicle investigation in the Dunn area. Several residences on King Road and Oakridge were visited, but no vehicle was found.

Two prisoners were transported from Taney County Jail, Forsyth, to Texas County Jail.

A burglary was reported on Stave Mill Road, Cabool. The date of the break-in was not known. The investigation is ongoing.

A deputy assisted Houston Police Department on a domestic disturbance on Highway 17.

A peace disturbance was reported on Route AW, Plato, where four trucks had reportedly been spinning their tires at a store location. The trucks were gone when the deputy arrived.

A wellbeing check was conducted on Prairie Creek Road, Plato.

January 30

A report was received that a naked man had knocked on the door of a residence on Red Springs Road, Mtn. Grove, and was currently standing in the driveway. As the deputy was a distance from that address, he requested assistance from Mtn. Grove Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol. MGPD arrested the man and took him to Mtn. Grove Police Department. The man, who was disoriented, was then transported to Texas County Jail and held on a 12-hour safe keeping hold for his own protection.

A deputy assisted a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer in attempting to locate a stolen vehicle on Stack Road, Mtn. Grove. The vehicle was later located in Willow Springs.

A St. Louis woman reported her dog had been attacked by a dog at the residence on Prairie Road, Success. She wanted to have charges filed against the dog’s owner. Since she had voluntarily left her dog unattended and not secured away from the resident’s dogs in his own house, she was advised the matter would have to be addressed in civil court.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Route C, Licking. Both parties said they had been yelling and screaming at each other but no physical contact was made between them. The 12-hour rule was placed into effect.

January 31

A woman residing on Highway 32, Licking, reported her grandchild had heard the woman’s estranged husband state that he was going to kill the woman. She was reporting the incident as she had concerns for her safety.

A report was received that a residence on Hickory Drive, Plato, had over 30 snakes in it and over 100 other animals. The resident said he did have 30 ball pythons and seven dogs for which they were providing foster housing. He said he had numerous rodents to feed the snakes. The deputy reported animals were maintained and kept.

A property owner on Highway 137, Raymondville, reported a stove and refrigerator had been removed by renters when they left the property. Contact was made with one of the former renters and the appliances were returned.

February 1

A prowler was reported on Highway 63, Houston. The area was checked, but no one was found.

A man on Cantrell Drive, Licking, reported his brush hog was missing. The John Deere 8-foot green brush hog was valued at $1,200.00.

At the request of Republic Police Department, a deputy went to a Sunshine Drive, Mtn. Grove, address to locate property involved in insurance fraud and possible theft. The property was located and released to RPD by the resident.

A woman on Simmons Drive, Cabool, reported two dogs running at large had charged at her and acted aggressively. The dogs’ owner was contacted and told the animals could not run at large. A report was being sent to the prosecuting attorney’s office for the possible filing of charges.