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 56-year-old Licking man called March 1 to report that his dog had been shot and killed.

The man told an officer he had been hunting hogs with the dog on property he had permission to be on near Boone Creek Road. He stated the dog chased a hog onto adjacent property and when he found it, it had been shot dead.

The officer advised the man he could contact an attorney and seek a civil case if he found out who shot the dog.

•An officer investigated an incident on March 9 in which a 76-year-old Plato man’s dog was shot.

After investigating, the officer determined the man had two dogs that neighbors said frequently run loose near his Highway AP property and bother other animals. A 61-year-old neighbor woman stated the dogs had also killed one of her cats.

The officer determined that a 55-year-old neighbor man had shot one of the dogs because it was chasing a horse on his Roby Road property. The officer explained to the dog’s owner that the shooter was within his rights to protect his property, and the man said he understood and there would be no hard feelings.

•Berry C. Byrd Jr., 31, of 18230 Brushy Creek Road in Houston, was issued a citation for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop Feb. 28 on U.S. 63.

An officer made the stop after observing a green Dodge Durango towing a trailer that had no operable lights. A computer check revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an active Newton County warrant for criminal non-support. The passenger – Robert Green, 41, of 497 Craig Lane in Raymondville – was arrested and taken to the Texas County Jail by a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer. While removing Green from the vehicle, an officer observed a container commonly used to store illicit drugs. Permission to search the vehicle was asked for and received, and marijuana was found.

Texas County Jail admissions

March 4

Brandi K. Masters – possession of controlled substance

Ricky A. Miller – stealing over $500

Christopher J. Daugherty – possession of controlled substance

Kenneth L. Hall – Six-month sentence

Jenny L. Walker – 48-hour hold (Houston PD)

Jason M. Denton – West Plains PD hold

March 5

Dalton R.C. Backues – Department of Corrections hold

Carlton Curtis – Four days shock

March 6

Timothy S. Vestal – writ

Aaron J. Harmon – writ

Dakota J. Bland – parole violation

Austin M. Denton – failure to appear, burglary

Kelsy N. Doughty – passing bad check

March 7

Jeffrey W. Watts – probation violation

March 9

Amanda Maglone – driving while suspended

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