A Houston woman was arrested Monday in a drug investigation in Howell County. 

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

•A 26-year-old Cabool man was arrested on drug charges at about 11 p.m. Oct. 27 after a deputy was dispatched to the man’s Highway 181 residence to assist an ambulance crew.

The officer reported that the man displayed signs of being under the influence of intoxicants and admitted to having “shot up” methamphetamine. During a search of the residence, meth and drug paraphernalia were found.

The man was taken to the hospital for observation, but checked himself out before doctors could examine him. He was taken to the Texas County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold. A probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking charges of possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia.

•A woman reported at about 8 p.m. Oct. 24 that several horses were starving at a Steven Road property at Cabool. An investigating officer made contact with the horses’ owner and determined that some of them had been rescued from a property in Howell County and that all had plenty of food and water.

•Gail W. Litzinger, 76, of 4452 Mt. Zion Road in Mountain Grove, was issued a citation for negligent burning after an incident on Oct. 24.

A deputy was dispatched at about 10:25 a.m. regarding a report of property damage Valley View Road. The officer stated that a woman there said a fire she suspected had been started by her neighbor had burned about five acres of her property in July, causing between $25,000 and $35,000 worth of damage.

The woman showed the officer the remnants of a brush pile about 25 feet from the property line where the fire had likely originated. The officer made contact with Litzinger, who confirmed she had burned a brush pile, but wasn’t aware it had spread to her neighbor’s property.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 regarding a report of a woman living in her van on Chick Johnston Street in Raymondville. The officer made contact with the woman and determined she was actually staying with friends in an apartment at the location.

•A man reported on Oct. 23 that his dog had been attacked by a neighbor’s dog at his Whispering Pines Lane residence. The man stated he hadn’t seen the dogs fighting, but wanted to file a report in case he catches them in the act in the future.

Texas County Jail admissions

Oct. 23

Diana M. Wilder – stealing, failure to appear

Oct. 24

Kenneth L. Hall – Four-day commitment

Heather D. McClendon – 120-day shock

Albert L. Terrill – non-support

Oct. 25

Larry C. Mainer – 48-hour commitment

Robert S. Venker – 24-hour commitment

Billie J. Springer – 48-hour commitment

Jacob A.S. Danzo – failure to drive on right half of roadway

Erica M. Clem – Willow Springs PD hold

Oct. 26

Gary J. Schueler – DWI

Michael A. Hebert – DWI, possession of marijuana

Oct. 27

Ralph H. Reber – DWI

Oct. 28

Roger A. Christ – parole violation 

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