Deputies with Texas County Sheriff's Department handled several investigations during the last week. 

The following reports were generated last week by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department.

•On Aug. 10, a deputy investigated a report of trash dumped at Emery Road and Sand Hollow Road. The officer found a damaged mailbox in the trash that belonged at a Suzan Lane residence.

The officer went to the address and observed a new mailbox had been installed there. He was unable to make contact with anyone at the residence, but the license number of a truck parked there revealed that the vehicle was registered to a 42-year-old man. Investigation of the matter continues.

•A report was received from Licking police on Aug. 18 that a man at a Whispering Pines Road residence was possibly burning a meth lab.

An investigating deputy made contact with the 24-year-old man who lives there who stated he was only burning trash. The officer searched the burn pile and found two items of drug paraphernalia related to the use of meth.

The man was taken to the Texas County Jail and a report was sent to the county prosecutor for charges.

•A deputy was dispatched Aug. 15 to the Cabool Police Department to meet with a 22-year-old employee of a home food delivery company who claimed to have been assaulted by a man at a Little Creek Road residence.

The employee stated the suspect had an outstanding bill, and cussed at him and shoved him when he brought it up. The employee declined to pursue charges.

•A Licking woman reported on Aug. 16 that a man who is a neighbor of her Storm Lane residence had been shooting at her dogs. The neighbor told an investigating officer he didn’t own a gun, and the officer was unable to find evidence that shots had been fired at the dogs.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 1:30 a.m. Aug. 17 to a Forbes Road residence regarding a possibly suicidal man. The officer made contact with the homeowner who stated that the man in question hadn’t lived there for 12 years.

•A Houston man called at about 10:50 p.m. Aug. 19 to report that someone had put mustard on his car while it was parked at his Morton Road residence. There are no suspects.

•An officer responded to a request by the Dent County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 20 to assist with a case at a Highway C residence in Texas County where items stolen in Dent County were believed to be stored.

The officer and a Dent County detective made contact with a man and woman living there, and found a chainsaw and .22-caliber rifle that had allegedly been swiped from the Salem area. The man and woman stated the items had been loaned to them by a Salem man.

The officers also detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana, and further investigation revealed numerous drug-related items, some of which tested positive for methamphetamine.

A report was sent to the county prosecuting attorney seeking charges against the man and woman of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property. A charge of felon in possession of a firearm was also sought against the man.

•An employee of a Raymondville gas station reported on Aug. 24 that the business had been burglarized and numerous items with a total value of $600 had been stolen.

An investigation, including the review of surveillance video, led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man and 21-year-old woman, both of Licking. A report was sent to the county prosecutor seeking charges against the two of possession of burglary tools, second-degree burglary, second-degree property damage, stealing over $500 and receiving stolen property.

•A 28-year-old Plato woman reported on Aug. 24 that her Sherwood Lane residence had been burglarized and numerous items with a total value of $800 had been swiped, damaged or destroyed. The woman named a 33-year-old Republic woman as a suspect.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 2:15 p.m. Aug. 20 at regarding a burglary in progress at a U.S. 63 residence in Houston.

An investigation led to the arrest of Martha L. Brumble, 40, of 689 Oak Hill Drive in Houston. Brumble allegedly told an officer she had been at the scene of the crime looking for a place to rent. She was arrested and convicted of a similar offense in April 2011.

•On Aug. 20, a deputy investigated a report of a possibly stolen vehicle at a Highway VV property at Licking.

The officer made contact with a 51-year-old man who owns the property who stated he had found a car in the bushes while brush hogging. A computer check on the car – a black Chevrolet Cobalt – revealed it had been stolen from Cole County.

The car was towed to the TCSD and its owner and the Cole County Sheriff’s Department were contacted. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

Aug. 19

Matthew S. Wiggs – DWI, driving while revoked

Terry L. Keeney – contempt of court

George D. Terrill – driving while revoked

Anthony D. Lovan – 48-hour shock

Aug. 20

Martha L. Brumble – burglary

Aug. 21

Dakota W. Cattengim – writ

Susan J. Meyer – 90-day commitment

Alisha C. McMinn – 24-hour commitment

Zachary N. Clark – 48-hour commitment

Brandi R. Morgan – Carroll County hold

Bradley D. Rader – driving while revoked

Aug. 23

Kenneth L. Hall – 48-hour commitment

Zachariah T. Lambert – possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia

Terry W. Storm – driving while suspended

Judy Greuter – 48-hour commitment

Aug. 24

Timothy E. Sullins – possession of synthetic cannabinoid, driving while revoked

Aug. 25

Troy D. Lansdown – non-support

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