Numerous investigations were handled during the last week by the Houston Police Department. One stop led to a Taser being deployed.

A traffic stop on Hawthorn Street at about 1 a.m. Nov. 28 resulted in numerous citations being issued to two Houston men.

An officer stated in a report that he initiated the stop after observing a maroon Chevrolet Blazer traveling at a high rate of speed and moving erratically on Dooley Street.

After an investigation, the driver of the vehicle – Shaun C. Cross, 22, of 18015 Emmett Kelly Road in Houston – was issued citations for driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended, failure to drive on the right side of the roadway, failure to use a turn signal, speeding and no insurance.

The officer stated that a passenger in the vehicle – Lennie G. Gale, 57, of 6121 Highway 17 in Houston – stated he would drive the vehicle home. The officer knew Gale didn’t have a driver’s license and advised him he wouldn’t be driving.

Gale reportedly became angry and belligerent and approached the officer in an aggressive manner. He was advised to back off, but wouldn’t comply and ended up being tased.

Gale was arrested, but vehemently resisted and a second police officer and a Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputy assisted in subduing him and getting him into a patrol car.

Gale was subsequently cited for resisting arrest, willfully opposing a law enforcement officer in the proper discharge of duties and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Both men were taken to the Texas County Jail. Gale continued to resist and had to be forcefully placed in a jail cell.

•Tommy L. Davenport, 50, of 307 Kimble Road at Licking, was cited for peace disturbance after allegedly yelling at the owner of a Houston restaurant during an incident at about 5:15 p.m. Nov. 28.

The yelling reportedly ensued after Davenport’s wife had requested her final paycheck after recently quitting employment at the business, and the owner said it would be mailed the following week.

•Timothy T. Martinez, 48, of 17106 Rusty Road in Houston, was arrested Dec. 4 for having an active Thayer Police Department warrant for failure to appear on a traffic offense. An officer made the arrest at the state probation and parole officer after being advised Martinez was there.

•Toni R. Smith, 33, of 312 Chestnut St. in Houston, was issued a citation for stealing under $500 after allegedly swiping a Superman jacket and shirt from Walmart. Smith was taken to the Texas County Jail, fingerprinted and released.

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