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.

•A 51-year-old Mountain Grove man came to the TCSD office on Oct. 26 and reported that two rifles had been stolen from his Strain Drive residence and that he had located them at a pawn shop in Mountain Grove.

The man stated the guns had been pawned a 39-year-old Mountain Grove woman who had been house-sitting for him. An investigating officer determined that receipts from the store revealed the woman had in fact sold the rifles and that she was a convicted felon.

A probable cause statement was sent to the country prosecutor seeking charges against the woman.

•A woman called from a Forrest Drive residence in Houston at about 3 a.m. Nov. 2 to report an intoxicated woman causing a problem. An investigating officer stated that the drunk woman was taken to the hospital to be checked out due to cuts on her arm.

•At about 7:45 a.m. Nov. 3, a man reported finding a box on the shoulder of Highway TT that contained several syringes and a spoon. An investigating officer collected the material for disposal.

•A 56-year-old Florida woman reported on Nov. 2 that a large collection of baseball cards valued at $5,000 had been stolen from the Roby Road residence where she and her soon-to-be former husband had lived.

The woman stated she had discovered that the cards were missing when she went to her former home to retrieve her belongings and take them back to Florida. An investigating officer made contact with her 53-year-old husband, who said his 29-year-old girlfriend had been living at the location and might be responsible for the cards’ disappearance.

The officer made contact with the girlfriend, and she said she didn’t know where the cards were and that the other woman was making up lies about her. The matter is still being investigated.

•A man representing a golf course on Wedgewood Drive in Mountain Grove reported a break-in on Oct. 28. The man stated that someone had entered the clubhouse, damaged doors and broken a statue.

There are no suspects.

•Kyle T. Degler, 26, of 18629 Rocky Top Road in Elk Creek, was issued a citation for third-degree assault after an incident at his home on Oct. 31.

Degler was cited after a deputy was dispatched to the location and determined that he had been drunk and assaulted a 37-year-old woman.

•A man representing a Plato church reported on Nov. 1 that an air conditioning unit had been vandalized at the church’s Highway 32 location.

•A married Summersville man and woman, both 56, reported on Oct. 25 that their 36-year-old son in law, of Winona, had stolen numerous tools from their Highway W residence and pawned them at shop in Willow Springs.

An investigating officer confirmed that the suspect had stolen the items, with a total value of $2,280, and a probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A 56-year-old Bucyrus man called on Nov. 1 to report that he was out of state and that his 54-year-old wife was having her boyfriend steal all of his belongings from his Roubidoux Road residence.

An investigating officer went to the residence and made contact with the woman, who stated she had no boyfriend and that her husband needed medical treatment before he harms himself. The officer called the man back and told him his wife was concerned about him.

•A deputy responded on Oct. 26 to a location on Limestone Drive after a woman reported a meth lab in a cooler next to the roadway. The officer found the cooler and determined it contained only deer guts.

•The owner of Oakwood Golf Course near Houston reported on Oct. 31 that multiple young males had vandalized four golf carts at the facility, causing about $1,000 damage to each one.

Video recorded at the scene that shows the suspects and a vehicle they drove is being examined and the investigation continues.

•A 34-year-old Houston woman reported on Oct. 30 that a lawn mower and tiller, with a total value of $200, had been stolen from her Gettys Road residence. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

Oct. 28

Heather E. Fitzgerald – writ

Dwayne E. Moseby – open container (Licking PD)

Charles W. Stroud – driving while suspended

Oct. 29

Scotty G. Barham – stealing rental property

Roger E. Burgess – writ

Oct. 30

Kevin L. Day – possession of controlled substance

Oct. 31

Jesse T. Formena – Cass County hold

Mathew R. Robertson – passing bad checks

Kenneth L. Hall – 96-hour commitment

Robert S. Venker – 48-hour commitment

Jamie R. Feringa – writ

Jared P. Rebish – writ

Tye J. Snelson – writ

Sabrina E. Hood – Four-day commitment

Nov. 1

Billy R. Bailey – non-support

Billie Jo Springer – 48-hour commitment, probation violation

Christine E. Heath – probation violation

Shaun C. Cross – 48-hour commitment

Preston E. Rutz – 48-hour shock

Larry D. Matherly – Pulaski County, Ark., hold

Amy J. Howard – passing bad checks

Nov. 3

William J. Breedlove – violation of protection order

Eva R. Rowland – DWI (prior offender)


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