Texas County deputies recently handled several investigations. 

The following reports were generated by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department:

•A deputy was dispatched at about 7:40 a.m. Oct. 17 after a woman reported of a suspicious truck parked on Longview Road in Elk Creek.

The officer made contact with a man who owned the pickup, who stated he had the woman’s permission to hunt on the property. The man showed the officer a text message on his cell phone from the woman stating she apologized because she didn’t know the man had changed trucks.

•A deputy was dispatched Oct. 16 to a Bell Road residence at Roby after a 59-year-old man reported a possible burglary. The officer stated in a report that investigation revealed that nothing was missing from the residence and no evidence was found to substantiate a burglary.

•Caretakers of property on the Roubidoux Creek on Highway 17 at Plato, owned by a woman who lives in Maine, reported Oct. 11 that four walnut trees with a total value of $1,200 had been cut down without the woman’s permission.

After an investigation, authorities determined lumber from the trees had been sold to a walnut sawmill in Texas County. A 38-year-old Plato man was later arrested and taken into custody, and a probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking felony charges against him of stealing more than $500.

•A woman called Oct. 15 to report finding drug paraphernalia in her Amburn Road residence. An officer responded to the scene and removed and destroyed the items. The woman advised the officer that many people are allowed to use the house, and it is a known drug house.

•A deputy responded to a Roby Road residence at about 10:15 a.m. Oct. 12 after a man reported a peace disturbance at a neighboring residence. The officer determined the neighbors were being loud, but not fighting. They agreed to keep the noise down.

•A 57-year-old Cabool woman reported on Oct. 8 that in-home caregivers from a firm in Norwood had stolen several items from her Redbud Road residence with a total value of $1,070. An investigating officer determined the firm was no longer in business. The woman stated she didn’t wish to pursue charges.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 11:40 p.m. Oct. 14 regarding a report of an out- of-control child at a Highway 17 residence at Houston. A woman who lives there told the officer her son wouldn’t listen and was making threats. The officer advised her to contact the county juvenile officer for assistance. 

•A deputy was dispatched at about 11 p.m. Oct. 14 regarding a report of trespassing at a Sherrill Road residence at Licking. A man who lives there told the officer a woman was in his home who he didn’t want there. The officer advised the woman to leave and not return.

•A deputy investigated an alleged assault in Texas County Justice Center parking lot at about 11 p.m. Oct. 13.

The alleged victim, a 49-year-old Branson man, told the officer a 65-year-old Florida man had threatened to break out the headlights from his vehicle with a bat. The alleged suspect told the officer had hadn’t said a word to the other man.

A woman who was with the alleged suspect also stated he had not threatened the other man. The alleged victim and the woman were reportedly on the scene so she could collect her son’s personal property from him.

An investigating officer stated that surveillance video showed the alleged suspect holding a bat, but not swinging it in a threatening manner. Investigation of the matter continues.

•A 42-year-old Cabool man reported at about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 that a .22-caliber rifle valued at $350 and a 20-gauge shotgun valued at $500 had been stolen from his truck while it was parked at his Gardener Road residence. The man stated the truck had been locked, but was unlocked when he discovered the guns were missing. There are no suspects.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 6:35 p.m. Oct. 13 regarding a report of property damage at a Reynolds Lane residence at Licking.

A 59-year-old woman who lives there told the officer she had ordered a seed cabinet valued at $1,100 and a UPS driver had dropped it off at the wrong residence. She stated she found it in pieces inside a neighbor’s shed.

The officer made contact with people at the neighbor’s home and they stated the 49-year-old man who lives there was in the hospital, and that he had placed the wrongly delivered package in the shed.

Investigation of the matter continues.

•A 39-year-old Raymondville man came to the TCSD office Oct. 7 and reported that a 3,000 watt Powermate generator valued at $400 had been swiped from his Elm Street residence. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

Oct. 14

Blake A. Thomas-Haney – O’Fallon Police Department hold

Taylor M. Allen – identity theft

Maxine I. Ginnings – theft/stealing

Stacey M. Taylor – immigration hold

Oct. 15

Thomas R. Conway – 24-hour commitment

Oct. 16

Dannie M. Pogue – Four-day commitment

Justin P. Christopher – parole violation

Oct. 17

Karen S. Roberts – 48-hour commitment

Matthew McVicker – 48-hour commitment

Oct. 18

James R. Barnett – Two-week commitment

Missie J. Collins – 24-hour commitment

Joshua A. Laster – warrant

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