The Texas County Sheriff’s Department removed 57 marijuana plants Sept. 6 from a local farm.
An officer was dispatched to Highway AW after a man called to say he had found marijuana plants while clearing land on his farm. The officer found and removed 57 plants within a 25-yard area; they were taken to the sheriff’s department to later be burned.
On Sunday, Erin K. Jarman of Houston was arrested by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department for delivery or concealment of prohibited items to the county jail. Jarman, 29, came to the jail to visit inmate Chad Yates, 27, of Houston. She had in her possession a box of 10 Cra-Z-Art markers. Upon inspection, an officer discovered that five of the markers had tobacco packed inside of them and that one had cigarette rolling papers in it.
Jarman told TCSD officials that she was following instructions given to her by Yates in a letter. Yates first denied that claim, then said it was true.
Jarman was given a citation and released.
Following are other incidents the sheriff’s department dealt with during the past week.
— An officer responded to a Tracy Drive residence regarding someone driving through a fence and onto the property. No damage was found and the man who placed the call said he just wanted the incident logged.
–An officer responded to a call from a man regarding his neighbor throwing trash along Highway 137.
— An officer was dispatched to Highway AW after a man called to say he had found marijuana plants while clearing land on his farm. The officer found and removed 57 plants within a 25-yard area; they were taken to the sheriff’s department to later be burned.
— A Hayes Drive woman reported that her dog had been shot. The responding officer spoke with the woman’s husband, who stated that a neighbor had called him and said he had found the dog in his back yard with an arrow sticking out of it. The husband said the dog had been taken to a veterinary doctor but had died from injuries sustained by the arrow shot.
— A Willow Springs woman reported a prowler near her Highway AZ residence.
— A Cabool man reported a prowler near his Mills Road residence.
— An officer responded to a Weurtly Road residence in Summersville regarding an alleged gunshot. The Rolla man who had reported the incident told the responding officer that he had gone to his father’s home with his brother and ex-wife to pick up his 3-month-old nephew. The man stated that when the three arrived, his father produced a rifle and told them to leave. He also stated that when they were driving away, the father had taken a shot at the vehicle. The officer spoke with the father and also found a .22-caliber rifle in the front seat of his truck.
— A man came to the sheriff’s department to report that someone had driven through and destroyed the food plot at his Roffe Drive residence and had stolen the game camera that overlooked the plot.
— Guards from the South Central Correctional Center in Licking were escorted back to the prison after an unruly inmate had kicked the side glass out of their transport car.
— An officer responded to a call from the Cabool Police Department about suspicious activity at an equipment business in Cabool. The responding officer spoke with a group of older men at the scene and asked them what they were doing. They stated they had just gotten off work and were talking. The officer advised them to leave. They agreed and apologized.
— A Houston man was put on a 12-hour hold in the Texas County Jail after a domestic assault incident at a Mineral Drive residence. The man and a woman from the same residence both claimed self defense in the incident, which was sent to the prosecutor for review.
— A Cabool woman called to report dogs running loose.
Sept. 9 –
— An officer responded to a Gaston Road residence in Eunice after a man called to report the theft of a portable generator.
— A Houston woman called to report someone had stolen some medication from her Brushy Creek residence. She called later the same day to say she had misplaced them.
Sept. 10 –
— A Licking woman called to report damage to the running board of her truck. She said she had heard a “hammering” sound the night before but that nobody had gone out to check on it. The responding officer reported that the damage was not consistent with being done by a hammer and that someone had probably ran into something while driving the truck.
— A Licking woman called to report several starving horses at a location on Highway C. The responding officer said none of the horses appeared in bad health and all had food and water.
— A Mountain Grove called and said some kids were having a party down at the creek near his home. He called back moments later and said they had left.
— A Licking man reported that his son was drunk and riding a four-wheeler. The responding officer spoke with the son and told him not to ride the ATV after drinking. The son said OK.
— A woman called and said she could hear what sounded liked explosives going off near her Slaughter Road home. The investigating officer did not see or hear anything explosive.
— Several different motorists called to report three horses loose on U.S. 63 just north of Houston. The responding officer was able to locate where the horses belonged and with the help of neighbors were able to get them back onto their correct property.
— A Houston woman called to report that the mother of her son’s ex-girlfriend was in the driveway of her Tiffany Street residence and wouldn’t leave. When the responding officer arrived, the two women were talking to each other and the one who had made the call said all was well.
— A Mountain Grove woman called to report that several guns had been found in cases in the woods next to Dogwood Road. The guns were seized and placed into evidence; investigation of the incident continues.