Authorities in Texas County answered several calls during the last week. 

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

March 12

––A man called to report that his landlord had entered his Ranch Road residence without cause. An officer contacted the landlord, who stated that the man was behind on rent so he had gone to the residence to serve an eviction notice.

March 13

––An officer reported that on March 7 he had been dispatched to a Plato retail location regarding a report of a woman who was afraid to go home.

The officer stated that the 56-year-old woman said there were snipers at her Pisgah Road residence who were going to kill her because someone had called the Division of Family Services about her daughter. The woman came to the TCSD office on March 8 and indicated she wanted to recant her statement from the previous day. She said she hadn’t been getting enough sleep and would seek the help of a doctor.

March 14

––An officer reported that on March 11 he had investigated a report of a stolen vehicle.

The officer stated that a 73-year-old Houston man came to the TCSD office and said that a 37-year-old Houston woman had borrowed his 1991 Ford pickup (valued at $2,000) to go to a store in Raymondville to get a soda and had not returned it.

The officer was contacted on March 13 by a deputy from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, who stated that the woman and the vehicle had been located.

March 15

––Deputies were dispatched to a Country Aire Lane trailer park at Cabool regarding a domestic assault.

A 25-year-old woman who lives there told officers that she and her 24-year-old husband had been in an argument, and that he had beaten her and left.

She stated she didn’t want to pursue charges, but would seek a restraining order.

––A 38-year-old Plato man came to the TCSD office to report that a 73-inch Mitsubishi television valued at $2,200 had been stolen from a home he was moving out of on Stouse Road at Elk Creek. The man named two other men and a woman as possible suspects in the theft.

March 16

––An officer reported that on March 11 he had been dispatched to Highways 38 and M regarding a report of a generator in the road.

The officer located an orange Generac GP6500 generator valued at $880, and took it to the sheriff’s department for safe keeping. A computer check did not reveal that such a unit had been reported stolen. Surrounding agencies were contacted, in case a report came in.

––A man called at about 12:30 a.m. to report that someone was in the attic of his Highway 17 residence planting audio devices. An investigating officer was unable to locate a suspect or any such devices.

The man called again a short time later to say the intruders were back. The officer returned, approached the home on foot and hid behind the house while the man was on the phone reporting that someone at his door kicking it.

The officer stated he could see the door and nobody was there. The man was advised to call back only if he could prove someone was really there.

Texas County Jail admissions

March 11

Joshua R. Marr – possession of drug paraphernalia, 10-day commitment

March 14

Jenifer L. Drexler – possession of controlled substance

Roger E. Burgess – unlawful use of drug paraphernalia

March 15

Steven L. Wallace – 24-hour commitment

Michael K. Jackson – MDC hold

Dustin L. McLard – stealing over $500

William T. Hebert – parole violation

March 16

Christopher A. Thompson – prisoner transport service

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