Theft investigations were among calls handled by the Texas County Sheriff's Department in the last week. 

The following are matters dealt with last week by the sheriff’s department:

Aug. 6

––An officer reported that on Aug. 2 he had responded to a report of a burglary at a Reed Road residence at Licking.

Two women living at the location said that swiped items included clothing, jewelry, pocketknives and prescription drugs with a total value of $265.

There are no suspects.

––An officer reported that on Aug. 3 he had been dispatched to a Ware Road residence at Licking regarding a theft.

A woman living at the location told the officer a Murray riding mower valued at $1,500 had been swiped. There were no reported suspects.

––A man reported at about 10:30 p.m. that a neighbor at the Northview Lane trailer park where he lives was refusing to give him back his dog. An investigating officer reportedly made contact with the neighbor who stated he didn’t want the dog, but also didn’t want its owner on his property.

––A woman called at about 11:50 p.m. to report that someone was outside the window at her Lewis Lane residence. An investigating officer was unable to locate a suspect and reported that there were no tracks in the sand around the woman’s home.

Aug. 9

––A 37-year-old Houston man called to report that someone had come into his Morton Road residence and turned his couch over. There are no suspects.

Aug. 10

––An officer reported that on Aug. 9 at about 7 p.m. he had responded to a report of a suicidal 50-year-old man in a residence at a Country Aire Lane trailer court at Cabool.

Upon arrival, the officer found the man in his living room smoking a cigarette. The man reportedly stated that he had broken up with his fiancée and had been interrupted while trying to kill himself.

The man was taken to a stress unit at a West Plains hospital. He had to be restrained at the hospital emergency room after trying to start a fight, according to a report.

Aug. 11

––An officer investigated a report of loose dogs at Licking that were defecating in a man’s Iron Mine Road yard. The woman who owned the dog was warned that she would receive a citation if the animals were not controlled.

––An officer was dispatched to a Highway 17 property at Bucyrus regarding a loose horse. The owner was located.

––A report was received at about 10:15 p.m. that a peace disturbance was taking place at a Freedom Road residence involving Myron Shackelford, who was known to have a warrant. Three deputies responded to the location and arrested Shackleford, who was taken to the Texas County Jail.

––An officer responded at about 4:45 p.m. to a Gentry Lane residence at Licking after a man reported being held against his will by his girlfriend.

When the officer arrived, the man was at a neighbor’s house and stated everything was fine. The girlfriend was contacted and said she had been at work, but believed the man was using drugs heavily and that she would try to get him to the hospital.

The same man called again at about 8:20 p.m., this time claiming his girlfriend would not leave him alone and kept following him. An investigating officer didn’t locate the girlfriend, but contacted her and advised her to stop.

––A man called to report finding several items at a scrap metal yard that had been stolen from his Bayright Road property.

An investigating officer determined that a sister of the man’s girlfriend had sold the items. The man declined to press charges and bought the items back.

Aug. 12

––An officer was dispatched at about 12:30 a.m. regarding loud music coming from a residence at a Piney Drive trailer park. The person playing the music was advised to turn it down, and they did.

––A 28-year-old Roby man reported that three saddles with a total value of $3,100 had been stolen from a barn on his Highway 32 property.

The investigation is continuing.

Texas County Jail admissions

Aug. 5

Shiloh N. Christ – child endangerment

Melissa M. Freeman – no driver’s license

Aug. 6

Jessica L. Morris – writ

Kimberly R. Youmans – writ

Terry W. White – passing bad checks

Aug. 7

Denver W. Gore – Missouri Department of Corrections hold

Adam E. Smith – 24-hour commitment

Curt C. Cichon – 48-hour commitment

Dweyane E. Weyand – driving while revoked

Aug. 8

Bruce W. Davis – Butler County hold

Aug. 9

Robert J. Blazel – DWI, driving while revoked

Phoebe A. Barnum – possession of child pornography

Ricky L. Sisco – writ

Darren P. Freeman – Hickory County hold

Shannon L. Cross – possession of controlled substance

Aug. 10

Teasha R. Clark – stealing under $500

Wesley W. Norris – 48-hour commitment

Randall L. Bacon – 48-hour commitment

Amanda M. Trimble – 48-hour commitment

Jared L. King – 48-hour commitment

Joseph V. Chinderle – 48-hour commitment

Aug. 11

Shane J. Purdy – possession of marijuana

James E. Burris III – distribution of controlled substance near school

Myron W. Shackleford – DWI

Aug. 12

Christopher R. Giller – receiving stolen property

Michael P. Hatified – DWI

Anthony R. Clark – DWI, resisting arrest

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply