Deputies with the Texas County Sheriff's Department handled several investigations during the last week.

Officers with the Texas County Sheriff’s Department filed reports last week involving investigations of a wide variety of complaints, incidents and cases.

The following are summaries of some of those reports:

May 13

––A woman called at about 10 p.m. to report a prowler near her Gladden Road residence.

An investigating officer located a truck in the area and the spoke to some people who stated they were fishing in the creek and had shot a snake.

May 15

––A man called at about 8 p.m. to a report seven people wearing army gear standing near his Highway 17 residence.

An investigating officer was unable to locate the people. Neighbors told the officer they had been talking to personnel flying around in the area and that the people were from Fort Leonard Wood.

May 16

––A call was received from Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol indicating that a fight was taking place at the Jack’s Fork bridge on Highway 137. An investigating officer reported that no fight had actually happened.

––A Houston woman called to report a suspicious person near her Morton Road residence.

An investigating officer located a man who was not from the area and had been left there by unknown persons. The man was given a ride to the TCSD office so he could call someone to come get him.

May 17

––Tammy A. Giller, 39, of 16665 Highway N at Licking, was issued a citation for stealing after reportedly swiping several items of metal from a 72-year-old Licking woman’s Reed Road property and then selling them at a scrap yard.

May 18

––A woman called to report finding droppings from dogs in her yard. She stated she didn’t know who owned the dogs since she hadn’t seen them. She said she would call back if she saw the dogs and could identify the owners.

––A Houston woman called just before midnight to report hearing gunshots near her Morton Road residence. An investigating officer was unable to find the source.

––An officer reported April 29 a 54-year-old Huggins man had called to report a burglary at his Huggins Road residence.

The man told the officer that when he had come home, he saw a two-door Lincoln leaving his driveway being driven by a white, middle-aged man.

The officer stated that based on the man’s description of the driver, he knew who the suspect was.

The suspect, a 53-year-old Houston man (of Highway 38) was arrested at his residence about a half-hour later, and a search warrant was issued.

Several items stolen from the Huggins residence were found, including firearms, jewelry and hunting knives. The total value was reportedly $1,380.

A probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking charges of first-degree burglary and theft of a firearm.

––An officer reported that on April 20 a corrections officer at the Texas County Jail had noticed smoke coming from a cell in a female block.

A jail supervisor’s investigation determined that a 37-year-old inmate from Sycaagula, Ala., had brought in one cigarette and a lighter.

A report was sent to the county prosecutor for review.

May 19

––At 12:25 a.m. and again at 3:46 a.m., calls were received regarding a domestic disturbance at the same lot in a U.S. 63 trailer park. Each time when investigating officers arrived, they found nobody home.

May 20

––An officer reported May 16 a 37-year-old Bucyrus man had called to report that the mailbox had been stolen from his German Road residence.

As a result of the officer’s investigation, Erick L. Terry, 17, of 16863 Highway N at Licking, was issued a citation for stealing under $500.

Texas County Jail admissions

May 14

Bradley M. Culley – writ

Gregory A. Campbell – possession of controlled substance

Jacob A. Counts – driving while revoked, no seat belt

May 15

Mindi K. Jackson – receiving stolen property

May 16

Amanda M. Trimble – DWI, leaving the scene of an accident

May 17

Curtis B. Barton – careless and imprudent driving

Timothy J. Carter – bond revocation

Samuel C. Hood – writ

May 18

Jacob D. Allred – 48-hour commitment

May 19

Michael L. Hunter – traffic violation, resisting arrest

May 20

Benjamin D. Dotson – minor in possession

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