Texas County deputies are investigating several crimes in the county.

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

•A deputy was dispatched at about 3 a.m. Oct. 13 to a Gettys Road residence in Houston to talk to a 45-year-old man about a report of property damage.

The man told the officer he had received a phone call about a half hour earlier indicating a truck he had loaned to one of his farmhands had been vandalized and was sitting in the parking lot at the Raymondville School. The man stated he and another man had gone to the school and seen the truck (a red 1996 Toyota pickup valued at $4,500), which had numerous people around it and was damaged beyond repair.

At about 1 p.m., the officers began making contact with many of the people who had been at the scene, and an investigation led to the conclusion that two Raymondville men (a 19-year-old from Craig Lane and a 20-year-old from Friendship Drive) were responsible.

Probable cause statements were sent to the county prosecuting attorney seeking first-degree tampering charges against them.

•At 1:15 p.m. Oct. 4 a deputy received a complaint from the Missouri State Highway Patrol that a bicycle rider was impeding traffic on Highway 137 between Raymondville and Licking. The officer was unable to find the rider.

•A deputy responded to a report at about 12:20 p.m. Oct. 10 that a vehicle was blocking the roadway on Lebanon Road in Cabool. The officer was unable to locate it.

•A deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Cessna Road in Cabool at about 4 p.m. Oct. 12. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

•A woman came to the TCSD office on Oct. 9 and told an officer that an unknown person had shown interest in buying a tractor from that she had posted on Craigslist. The woman stated the potential buyer had sent her a fraudulent check and she was concerned it was a scam. She asked the officer what she should do, and the officer advised her to tell the individual the deal was off.

•At about 3 a.m. Oct. 12, a woman complained of trespassing at her Shaffer Road trailer park residence. The woman told an officer that a male neighbor was sleeping in his car. The officer advised her that if he lived there, he had not broken any laws.

•An officer responded at about 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11 to a report of a woman walking down the middle of Highway E and not moving for traffic.

The officer made contact with the 31-year-old woman who stated she and her 28-year-old boyfriend had been fighting. The officer spoke with her and the man and advised them to separate for at least 12 hours.

After the man left, the woman told the officer she didn’t want him to return to her trailer without law enforcement escort. The officer advised her that she would have to evict him for that to occur.

•At about 1 a.m. Oct. 5 an officer responded to a 911 call regarding a man who had been stabbed by a woman at a Shafer Road trailer park in Licking, and that the victim was stumbling along Arnott Road along with the assailant.

The officers did not observe the pair walking along the road, but after an investigation, a 33-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting her 30-year-old boyfriend with a steak knife. The woman at first denied any knowledge of the incident, but was observed wearing blood-stained clothing and had blood on her legs and feet. She then told officers she and the victim had been fighting after she got mad at him for cooking illegal drugs, and he had threatened to kill her.

She stated they got into a scuffle, and while she was holding the knife in his direction the man swung at her and hit it.

The man was later determined to be a patient at a Rolla hospital, but Rolla police stated he could not provide a statement because he was sedated.

He was finally contacted on Oct. 9 and declined to press charges against the woman.

•The owner of a Plato photography studio reported on Oct. 8 that a camera and portrait lens valued at $7,948 had been stolen from the firm’s Highway 17 location.

The woman stated that the equipment had been missing since Oct. 4. There are no suspects.

•A 62-year-old Licking man on Oct. 8 reported finding a brush cutter on his Log Cabin Drive property.

The man told an investigating officer the unit (a yellow King Kutter five-foot, three-point hitch cutter) probably fell off of a trailer and slid into the parking area on his property. The officer stated that no serial number or other identification could be found on the unit, and that the TCSD had received no reports of a stolen or missing brush cutter.

Texas County Jail admissions

Oct. 6

Jared D. Burks – DWI, possession of marijuana

Randall L. Lane – 14-day commitment

Oct. 7

Arthur E. Bare – House for Phelps County

Finley W. Wolfe – passing bad checks

Joshua E. Johnson – theft of firearm

Oct. 8

Austin M. Denton – Two-day shock

Jason M. Brekken – larceny

Troy A. Croney – passing bad checks

Justin D. Strunk – assault

Oct. 9

Karen L. Katzman – 20-day shock

Pamela L. Kendle – burglary, stealing

Caleb J. Buckner – 12-hour commitment

Oct. 10

Jesse W. Dunn – Carl Junction PD hold

April L. Guy – house for Webster County

Joseph E. Ehlers – writ

Lerenda F. Birky – passing bad checks, failure to appear

Wendy L. Sullins – probation violation

James R. Cox – possession of controlled substance

Caleb J. Buckner – 12-hour commitment

Jesse J. Conner – stealing leased or rented property

Brian E. Brock – probation violation, forgery  

Oct. 11

Cory D. Sanders – 48-hour shock

Darin L. Hendrix – driving without a valid license

Stephanie K. Krechel – 48-hour shock

Ashley N. Robohm – contempt of court

Terry P. Risher – burglary

Jamie E. Lane – careless and imprudent driving

Judy L. Greuter – 48-hour commitment

Caleb J. Buckner – 12-hour commitment

Oct. 12

Tyler D. Gray – 48-hour commitment

Caleb J. Buckner – 12-hour commitment

Oct. 13

Chris T. Mason – assault, Mountain Grove PD warrant   

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