Texas County deputies were called to several crime investigations during the last week.

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

•A 29-year-old Licking woman called at about 7:45 a.m. March 24 to report that her 54-year-old mother-in-law was harassing her and her child at her Highway CC residence. Investigating officers advised the woman of Missouri’s 12-hour rule.

•At about 2:15 a.m. March 19 a deputy investigated a report of an attempted break-in at a Highway 17 residence at Plato. A 29-year-old woman who lives there told the officer she was sitting in her home when someone attempted to open the door and come in.

She stated she yelled at the person to leave and went to the bedroom to get a gun. There are no suspects.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 4:30 p.m. March 14 regarding a report of animal theft at a Dogwood Road residence at Mountain Grove. A 49-year-old woman who lives there stated her daughter’s black and white quarter horse (valued at $800) had been missing for two days. There are no suspects.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 11:30 p.m. March 14 regarding a report of a gunshot wound at a Highway B residence at Raymondville.

Upon arrival, the officer observed a man lying on the floor with rag on his stomach that was covered with blood. The man, 29, and his 48-year-old mother both stated they had been in an argument and the man had thrown a gun at a wall, causing it to go off.

The officer determined there was no evidence of foul play. The man was airlifted to a Springfield hospital.

•A Licking woman reported at about 7:50 p.m. March 19 that her son had been missing from her Cameron Road residence for an hour. An investigating officer determined the boy (age unknown) was at a friend’s house two miles away. He was picked up and returned to his mother.

•A 79-year-old Mountain View man reported at about 2 p.m. March 21 that his logging crew had found a cash register about 20 feet from Jacks Fork Road. An investigating officer observed that the unit’s cord had been cut and its drawer was empty.

It was placed in a bag and taken to the TCSD, and area law enforcement agencies were contacted.

•On March 20, a deputy assisted a Houston police officer with finding items that were stolen from inside city limits at locations on Piney Drive and Elk Creek Drive. The officers were successful in locating the swiped goods at both places.

•A deputy on March 22 went to a Horseshoe Drive residence in Houston to assist Summersville police with finding a wanted man. Upon arrival, people at the location told the officer the man had moved away.

•On March 17, a Webster County Sheriff’s Department officer called to report that two suspects were in custody who allegedly swiped a 2004 Chevrolet pickup and a Grizzly ATV from a 49-year-old man in their jurisdiction, and that the suspects had stated the stolen vehicles could be found on Groves Drive near Plato.

An investigating officer located the vehicles in a field and they were towed to the TCSD and turned over to the owner.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 9:45 a.m. March 19 regarding a report of theft at a Highway B residence at Houston. A 54-year-old man who lives there told the officer two chain saws (a Husqvarna 455 and a Stihl 290) had been swiped from the bed of his pickup. There are no suspects.

•Courtney D. Penn, 32, of 2656 Kings Road at Mountain Grove, was issued a citation for driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop on U.S. 60 at Cabool at about 5:10 p.m. March 15.

• A 26-year-old Mountain Grove man called at about 1:45 a.m. March 17 to report that a black 1997 Jeep Cherokee had been stolen from his Highway AM residence. An investigating officer searched the area but was unable to find any valuable evidence.

•A 38-year-old Willow Springs woman came to the TCSD office on March 17 to report that five items of jewelry (with a total value of $1,700) had been stolen from a box in the bathroom of her Freedom Road residence. The woman stated that suspects included her children and people who had been remodeling her home.

•A 26-year-old Licking woman reported on March 18 that someone had broken into her Boiling Springs Road residence and stolen prescription medication. The woman named a 41-year-old Roby man as a suspect.

Texas County Jail admissions

March 17

Justin B. Williams – DWI (Houston PD)

March 18

Macie D. Mitchell – failure to appear (City of Licking)

Marketa M. Reeves – passing bad check

Jamie E. Lane – domestic assault, property damage

March 19

Danny M. Pogue – 48-hour commitment

March 20

Andrew S. Calhoun – failure to register

March 21

Robert A. Smith – non-support

Zackary S. Knee – unlawful use of drug paraphernalia

March 22

Michael C. Green – 48-hour commitment

Jerrad D. Burks – 48-hour commitment

March 23

Richard M. Cheney – Pulaski County hold  

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