The following reports were generated last week by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department.
•A deputy responded at about 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18 to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report of cows on Highway UU in Solo.
The officer determined they belonged to a 29-year-old man and helped run them back into a pasture. The cows – about 20 head – were reportedly back on the highway about an hour later. The officer returned and they were placed into a different pasture. Repeated attempts to contact the owner were unsuccessful, but the deputy stated he would be cited if the problems persisted.
•The owner of an agricultural business on Business U.S. 60 at Mountain Grove reported on Aug. 16 that a Besler 3100 bale bed valued at $6,800 had been stolen. There are no suspects, but surveillance video was to be studied. Employees working at the time of the theft were to be interviewed and the Mountain Grove Police Department was contacted.
•A 26-year-old Cabool woman called on Aug. 18 to report finding a meth lab at her mother-in-law’s house.
The woman showed the lab to an investigating officer, who seized it as evidence and took photos of the scene. The equipment was turned over to the South Central Drug Task Force, and a receipt was found from a retail store in Cabool.
The officer stated that the woman’s 23-year-old sister and her 35-year-old boyfriend – both of Cabool – are the main suspects in the case.
•A 76-year-old Licking man called on Aug. 17 to report that someone had taken his John Deere tractor and parked it on a roadway across the Big Piney River from his Boone Creek Road property.
An investigating officer observed tire tracks at the location that appeared to indicate the tractor – valued at $65,000 – had been used to pull out a vehicle that had been stuck in the sand. There are no suspects, but DNA swabs were taken on the steering wheel and sent to a lab for analysis.
•Tracey J. Neal, 35, of 7695 Highway 17 in Houston, was issued a citation for third-degree domestic assault after an Aug. 9 incident involving his 29-year-old girlfriend.
•Deputies were dispatched at about 2 a.m. Aug. 10 regarding a reportedly suicidal man who was threatening to shoot himself with a .12-gauge shotgun at his Pine Road residence at Cabool.
The man was placed in handcuffs for the safety of himself and officers. He was taken to Ozark Medical Center for observation.
•An officer responded at about 7 p.m. Aug. 10 to a report of trash dumped at Sand Hollow Road and Emery Road. The officer found evidence in the trash that it belonged to a 42-year-old Houston man. Attempts to reach the man at his home in a Northview Lane trailer park at Houston were unsuccessful. The investigation continues.
•A Licking woman called at about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 to a report of suspicious vehicles on Arnett Road. An investigating officer was unable to locate them.
•A man representing the Roby Lions Club called on Aug. 15 to report that numerous items of food and several other items with a total value of $655 had been stolen from the club’s building. The man stated there was damage to the back door.
Investigation of the matter continues.
•An anonymous caller reported at 8 p.m. Aug. 15 that a drug deal was taking place between two cars in Schafer Road. An investigating officer was unable to locate anyone.
Texas County Jail admissions
Caleb J. Buckner – 8 1/2-day commitment
Josephine A. Lantz – 8-day commitment
Hal D. Wallace – department of corrections hold
Christopher T. Mitchell – department of corrections hold
Sherman L. Hall – driving while revoked
Kenneth L. Hall – unlawful use of firearm
Matthew M. Bradshaw – tampering with motor vehicle
Jamie R. Feringa – DWI, probation and parole warrant
Judy L. Greuter – 48-hour commitment
Brandi R. Morgan – non-support
Steven L. Wallace – 48-hour commitment
Seth Johnston – DWI
David E. Dow – no seat belt
Kara R. Happel – Phelps County warrant