The Texas County Sheriff’s Department was involved in investigations regarding a wide range of subjects last week, including assault, theft and a structure fire.
The following are summaries of reports filed last week by county officers:
––Daniel A. Cody, 25, of 5122 Bado Road at Cabool, was issued a citation on charges of littering after a 68-year-old man reported finding a bag full of trash on his Neville Road property.
An investigating officer found evidence in the bag that the trash belonged to Cody, and the man who found the bag said he did wish to press charges, according to a report.
––Dannie L. Ramsey, 46, of 18909 Old Salem Road at Licking, was issued a citation on charges of third-degree domestic assault.
The reporting officer stated that Ramsey was cited after allegedly hitting a 50-year-old woman in the back May 23 during a domestic disturbance at the their home.
––An officer reported that on May 30, a 33-year-old Plato man had reported several items had been stolen from his Turley Road residence.
The man stated the swiped goods – with a total value of $750 – included copper wire, plumbing pipe, a pressure tank, an electric box, a well pipe cover and some cinder blocks.
The man reportedly called the next day to cancel the reported theft, stating the contracted workers had removed the items.
––A 79-year-old Licking man reported that a pearl handled pistol valued at $250 was missing from his Boiling Springs Road residence.
An investigating officer spoke to the man, as well as his 47-year-old wife and her 20-year-old son, who also lives at the residence. The man and wife stated they had left for about 6 ½ hours and the son had remained home. The son indicated he had left for a short time during the day, and the house was unoccupied for about 20 minutes.
The wife stated she believed her husband might have misplaced the gun.
––An officer was dispatched at about 9:45 p.m. to a Mallard Drive residence regarding a trespasser.
The woman living at the residence told the officer she wanted her daughter to leave and wanted her keys. The daughter reportedly left, and the woman got her keys.
––A woman called at about 9:20 p.m. to report a suspicious person at Gettys Road and Millstone.
An officer made contact with the person – a woman – who stated she was walking home and had sat down to rest.
––A 49-year-old Licking man called to report that his cabin on Boiling Springs Road had been broken into, and several items were stolen.
The man stated that swiped goods included an air conditioning unit valued at $190, a lawn mower worth $150, and a TV/DVD combo unit estimated at $250. The man also said damage done to a window that was likely the burglar’s point of entry totaled $300.
The man named a 20-year-old man who lives nearby as a suspect, but an investigating officer determined that shoe impressions left at the scene didn’t match those of the alleged suspect.
––The Cabool Police Department reported that a single story modular home on Locust Drive had burned, and that the fire had not been reported to the fire department.
The residence – valued at $40,000 – was reportedly in foreclosure. The 69-year-old man who is the lien holder on the property told an investigating officer that the man who had lived there moved out in January or February, and the home was to be sold on county steps June 5.
The man stated he had paid the home’s property taxes which had been two years past due, and had put the utilities in his name.
The officer stated that the fire appeared to have taken place during the night, and that it looked suspicious in nature, but no point of origin could be pinpointed, and arson could not be determined.
––A Houston woman called at about 7:50 a.m. and reported that a man was at her Buck Hollow Lane residence arguing with her. The man was gone when an investigating officer arrived.
––A man reported that a neighbor of his Yukon Road residence had sprayed weed killer along a fence line and some had come over the fence killing his honeysuckle.
Texas County Jail admissions
Carl L. Gragg – DWI (Houston PD)
Lance V.R. Burgdorf – DWI
Jeff Holford, Jr. – burglary
Randall L. Bacon – stealing under $500 (Houston PD)
Jeryl R. Settles – felony parole absconder
Amy J. Howard – passing bad checks under $500
Irene S. Williams – Dent County hold
Ruth R. Verhoff – possession of controlled substance
James M. Walker – driving while license revoked
Nathaniel M. Ingram – tampering with a motor vehicle, leaving scene of an accident
Kerry D. Brooks – second-degree domestic assault
Leslie L. Wake – passing bad checks
Earl J. Murphy – forgery
Douglas E. Burton – West Plains PD hold
Jacob A. Love – Wright County hold
Mary A. Smith – fraud, controlled substance
Donald R. Cook – writ
Jason M. Denton – writ
Erica S. Wyble – no insurance, speeding
Jedediah L. Sherman – felony DWI and driving while revoked
Donald L. Colvard – parole violation
Michael G. Royal – third-degree domestic assault
Curtis L. Tyler – DWI