County authorities handled several investigations during the last week. 

The following are other matters dealt with last week by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department: 

Feb. 23

––A 40-year-old Houston man reported that two cars and a wheelchair had been damaged at his Evergreen Road residence.

The man stated that one of the cars had its radiator punctured and antenna and horn button broken. He said the headliner in the other car had been ripped and a taillight cracked.

He also stated that a wheelchair had been removed from one of the cars and damaged.

––A 39-year-old Mountain Grove man called to report that someone had shot the hood of his tractor twice with a .22-caliber firearm.

The man stated he noticed the bullet marks Monday, Feb. 20, and that the shots had likely been fired the previous Saturday or Sunday night. He said he could tell the gun used was a small-caliber weapon because the bullets had not penetrated the tractor hood.

There are no suspects.

––An officer was dispatched to a storage unit facility on U.S. 60 at Cabool regarding a reported burglary.

The owner of the business told the officer that two units had been broken into and that an Ashley brand entertainment center valued at $600 and a 27-inch Lennox TV worth $150 had been swiped.

There are no suspects.

––A 71-year-old Cabool woman reported that two saddles valued at $1,000 had been stolen from her Berry Road residence.

The woman named her 23-year-old grandson and his 21-year-old girlfriend as suspects.

Feb. 26

––An officer was dispatched to an Oakdale Road residence in Houston regarding a man who wanted to kill himself.

The officer made contact with the man, who did not have any weapons. The man was transported by ambulance to Ozark Medical Center.

––A Yukon man called at about 9:30 p.m. to report an ATV lying in a ditch next to Highway 137.

An investigating officer found the ATV, but a computer check on its identification number did not reveal an owner, and did not show that the vehicle had been reported stolen.

The ATV was towed to the sheriff’s department awaiting an owner to surface.

––A woman called from her Kitchen Drive residence to report that a female tenant of hers who lives next door had come into her house and hit her. The woman stated she had thrown the assailant out of her home. She said she didn’t wish to press charges, but was going to evict the tenant.

Feb. 27

––An officer was dispatched to an Iron Mine Road residence in Licking regarding a report from a DFS representative that there might be a methamphetamine lab in a shed at the location and a male child who had not been receiving his prescribed medication.

The officer stated that he found no evidence of a meth lab, and that the child’s parents said the boy’s doctor had taken him off medication.

Texas County Jail admissions

Feb. 22

Davi L. Duncan – 72-hour commitment

Christal N. Spencer – unlawful use of paraphernalia

Arlon L. Moore – DWI

Feb. 23

Belinda J. Bryant – Nine-day commitment

Junior E. Reed – Writ

Jimmy A. Maglone – writ

Levi A. Bittle – property damage, leaving scene, possession of controlled substance

Feb. 24

Robert E. Sheese – 48-hour commitment

James L. Briggs – stealing, non-support

Feb. 25

Latosha L. Cox – DWI


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