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.

•At 12:20 a.m. Sept. 22 a man reported a suspicious red SUV parked on Highway TT. An investigating officer made contact with the male driver of the SUV and determined he was an Intercounty Electric employee checking lines due to a power outage.

•A deputy accompanied a Houston police officer to a Mineral Drive residence at 6 p.m. Sept. to talk to a person who was missing some checks. The officers found them.

•A woman called at about 9 p.m. Sept. 20 to report seeing a big ball of fire fall from the sky near her Malburg Road residence. The woman stated she was going to check out the situation and would call back if officers were needed.

•Deputies were dispatched at about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 20 after a woman reported suspicious vehicles on Texas Tower Road. An investigating officer reported that nothing unusual was found.

•A deputy investigated a report of an assault at a Highway 137 residence at Raymondville at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5.

The officer stated that a 39-year-old man and his 37-year-old former wife had been involved in an argument, and that the woman had admitted to punching the man after he hit her with a bottle.

Both parties wanted to pursue charges, and a report was sent to the county prosecuting attorney.

•Jamie Maxie, 36, of 12401 Cameron Road in Licking, was issued a citation on Sept. 11 for failure to maintain goats after the animals reportedly got loose and ate several bushes and flowers at a neighbor’s home. An investigating officer stated that the goats have been a problem in the past and that the neighbor had previously reported damage caused by them.

•Valerie J. Cooper, 31, of 11857 Nevill Road at Mountain Grove, was issued a citation on Sept. 11 for knowingly transporting concealed contraband into the Texas County Jail. An investigating officer reported that during a routine search of Cooper’s belongings, a jailer found tobacco, rolling papers, matches and a makeshift edged weapon.

•A deputy and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper eradicated about 75 marijuana plants from a known re-grow site Sept. 17 on County Line Road in the Bendavis area. The plants were turned over to the South Central Drug Task Force for disposal.

•Mathew S. Wiggs, 39, of 119 Acorn Lane in Houston, was issued a citation Sept. 17 for knowingly transporting concealed contraband in to the Texas County Jail. Wiggs was an inmate at the jail, and while he was taking out the trash he was observed by a jailer taking cigarette butts from an outside ashtray and bringing them back inside.

•A 72-year-old Mountain Grove woman reported on Sept. 17 that several power tools worth $850 had been stolen from her Greenwood Drive residence. There are no suspects.

•A woman called on Sept. 17 to report the smell of cat urine at a Northview Lane trailer park in Houston. An investigating officer was unable to locate the smell.

Texas County Jail admissions

Sept. 16

Brandi R. Arnold – 72-hour commitment

Michael R. Barnhart – driving while revoked

Sept. 17

Josh L. Westfall – Four-day commitment

Johnny L. Holder – no driver’s license

William C. Cash – assault

Sept. 18

David W. Wolfe – possession of controlled substance

Jeremy T. Collins – Howell County hold

Justin L. McGowan – Wright County hold

Sept. 20

Ryan W. Hergesheimer – 48-hour commitment

Sabrina E. Hood – 48-hour commitment

Thomas J. Baney – 48-hour commitment

Sept. 21

Chastity N. Sikes – possession of marijuana (Houston PD)

Sept. 23

Joshua E. Johnson – minor in possession

Michael Dewitt – Mountain View PD hold

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