Texas County authorities said a 33-year-old man held in jail broke a phone using his head during a visit from his public defender.
A report says the unnamed inmate recently became angry and belligerent while talking with a public defender, and began to yell profane language at the defender while hitting himself in the head with the phone, causing it to break.
The officer stated that he was awaiting a figure regarding the repair cost and would be speaking to the public defender.
The following are other matters dealt with last week by the sheriff’s department:
––A woman called from her Washington Lane residence to report that a neighbor was yelling.
The woman told an investigating officer she was yelling for her dog. The officer advised her not to further disturb the peace.
––A Houston woman called at about 10:30 a.m. to report that her neighbor’s dog had scared her.
An investigating officer found nobody home.
––An officer reported Oct. 2 a 42-year-old Houston woman had filed a complaint about a Hartville business.
The woman stated that she and her husband had purchased 190 round bales of hay from the business, but only 136 had been delivered. The woman said the business had promised to deliver the other 54 bales on the weekend of Sept. 22, but didn’t.
An officer with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s rural crimes division was contacted about the case.
––A 38-year-old Licking man reported that two windows were broken out of his 2000 Chevrolet Suburban while it was parked at his Highway C residence. There are no suspects.
––A Highway 32 woman called at about 12:15 a.m. to report people driving by her Highway 32 residence yelling profanities.
––An officer was dispatched to a Highway KK residence at Hartshorn after a 50-year-old woman reported that her 65-year-old male neighbor had shot and killed her Great Dane in the right-of-way in front of her house.
The man told the officer he had shot the dog because it had been chasing his cattle. The man also said he had killed another of the woman’s dogs a week earlier after it was circling a calf.
A report was to be sent to the county prosecutor.
––A 68-year-old Licking woman reported that several items with a total value of $650 had been stolen from a vacant rental home she owns on Kimble Road.
Swiped goods reportedly included a Murray riding mower, a Sunstar ventless heater and another mower.
The woman named a man as a suspect who had contacted her Oct. 1 about renting the residence.
––An anonymous call was received at about 11:45 p.m., with the caller stating that there was a marijuana plant sitting on the back porch of a Mineral Drive residence at Houston.
An investigating officer received consent from the property owner to search the area, but no pot plant was found.
––Deputies were dispatched at about 6:45 p.m. to a Bear Claw Road residence at Yukon regarding animals.
A 77-year-old man living at the location told officers that his neighbor’s dogs had gotten into his rabbit pen and killed six rabbits and damaged several others. The man stated that he had shot the two dogs while they were still in the pen. He said he didn’t want to pursue charges against their owner because they were going to work out a deal.
The man estimated the damage at $200.
A 73-year-old Cabool woman reported that a man had trespassed at a house on her Highway 181 property.
The woman stated that a 28-year-old Cabool man had forced entry into the residence, which was formerly lived in by her grandson and another woman.
The woman said she had told the man on several occasions not to come onto her property, but found him inside the home sitting on the couch.
A report was to be sent to the county prosecutor.
––An officer was dispatched to a location on U.S. 63 near Simmons regarding a report of a bag containing some kind of animal that was still alive.
The officer checked numerous bags in the area, but was unable to find the animal. The person who called in the report called back and stated that the “cat” had been let out of the bag.
––An officer was dispatched at about 7:30 p.m. to a Rocky Top Road residence regarding a report of a heavily intoxicated 70-year-old woman who had fallen down a flight of stairs.
When the officer arrived, the woman was reportedly up and around and was heading for the shower. An EMS crew arrived and completed a patient refusal form.
––A 64-year-old Cabool woman came to the TCSD office to report that damage had been done to the tombstone at her husband’s gravesite at Sargent Cemetery.
An investigating officer determined that the damage was apparently done by fire, but was minor and could probably be wiped off.
––An officer was dispatched to a Business U.S. 60 residence at Mountain Grove to assist an ambulance crew after a 50-year-old woman reported that her 22-year-old son had a gun and might hurt himself.
The officer spoke with the woman, who stated her son had been using drugs and had broken his cell phone, pushed her to the ground and fired the gun five times in his room. The officer and a MSHP trooper on the scene observed where the bullets had entered the wall of the residence and exited to the outside.
The son was taken to OMC for a voluntary 96-hour commitment to the stress unit.
Texas County Jail admissions
Lenny J. Heber Jr. – Polk County hold
Jeffrey D. Smith – 30-day commitment
Casey J. Birky – no insurance, no seat belt
Justin P. Giller – DWI
Daniel J. Parker – passing bad checks less than $500
Curtis A. Edgerton – writ
Zachary W. Holt – parole warrant
Michael J. Barbe – 24-hour commitment
Paul L. Bengel – DWI
Shawn K. Soto – assaulting a law enforcement officer
Timothy S. Ketchum – Montague County, Texas hold
Robert T. Rowland – hold for U.S. marshals
Richard W. Hampton – Butler County hold
Brian S. Farrar – 24-hour commitment
Robert W. Hosier – 48-hour commitment