Deputies from the Texas County Sheriff's Department were called to several investigations in the last week.

The following are excerpts of reports generated by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department:

•A fax was received from the Cabool Police Department Dec. 29 regarding a stolen gun.

Information on the document indicated a 21-year-old man reported a .40-caliber Smith and Wesson pistol had been swiped from his Highway M residence at the beginning of December. The man identified two possible suspects, a 25-year-old Cabool man and a 26-year-old Oklahoma man.

•A 30-year-old man reported Dec. 11 that his two 6-year-old daughters had been taken to Tuscon, Ariz., in August by their 40-year-old mother. The man claimed he had sole custody of the children.

An investigating officer made contact with the woman, who stated the girls’ father had allowed her to take them to Arizona and enroll them in school for the year and that she had picked them up at the parents of the man. The woman also said the man had no place of residence and that he had been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

She said she was trying to gain custody of the children.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 10:20 p.m. Dec. 18 to assist Houston police with controlling an unruly patient at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 2 a.m. Dec. 21 regarding a disturbance at an Arthur Creek Road residence.

The officer made contacts with residents who stated nothing was going on and they had been asleep.

•An 88-year-old Houston man reported Dec. 21 that several antique items had been stolen from a property he owns on Friend Drive in Bucyrus.

The man told an investigating officer that swiped goods included three copper moonshine stills valued at $1,000, and whiskey barrel valued at $300 and whiskey jugs valued at $100. There are no suspects.

•The Licking Police Department on Dec. 21 reported that a 22-year-old man had reported having a 2003 Dodge four-door pickup stolen from his Parker Road residence. A deputy stated he would contact the man in an attempt to identify a suspect.

•A 57-year-old Plato woman reported Dec. 22 that she had loaned her 2012 Mazda four-door sedan to her daughter and that the daughter’s 36-year-old boyfriend had taken it. The woman stated she had instructed her daughter not to let the man drive the vehicle, but the daughter said he took it without permission while she was sleeping.

The car was located Dec. 24 at an Airport Road church in Houston, and the woman was contacted and retrieved it. A probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking vehicle theft charges against the man.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 3 a.m. Dec. 24 regarding a report of prowlers breaking into a residence at a Country Aire Lane trailer park in Cabool. The officer reported that nobody was in or around the trailer when he arrived.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 25 regarding a report or gunfire on Hubbard Lane at Mountain Grove.

A man who lives there told the officer his neighbors were shooting guns and he wanted them to stop because it was late in the evening. The officer contacted the neighbors, and they said they would stop.

•A 62-year-old Cabool woman reported Dec. 26 that numerous items of jewelry with a total value of $3,513 had been stolen from her Pea Ridge road residence. There are no suspects.

•A Cabool woman reported gunshots Dec. 26 near her Highway PP residence. When an investigating officer arrived, the woman told him the gunfire had stopped and she couldn’t tell where it had come from, but it had sounded close by.

•A deputy was dispatched Dec. 28 to a Malberg Road property at Cabool regarding a report of a horse that had been bitten on the rear end and was bleeding. The officer was unable to locate the animal.

•On Dec. 30, a 44-year-old man who recently moved from Alaska to a Sherwood Lane residence at Plato reported that a fox fur hat valued at $450 and a red suede purse valued at $300 had been stolen from his belongings that were being moved into his new home. The man told an investigating officer a moving company employee who had quit and walked off the job might be to blame.

•A deputy was dispatched Dec. 31 to a Ledgewood Road location after a man reported a side-by-side ATV tearing up the road. The officer located a side-by-side and left a card on it so its owner could make contact for questioning.

•A man called at about 8:30 a.m. Jan. 1 to report that he and another man were having a fight at a Tiffany Drive trailer park. When an investigating officer arrived, the other man had left the scene and the first man refused to submit a signed statement.

•A 29-year-old Houston man called Jan. 1 to report that his U.S. 63 residence had been broken into and numerous items with a total value of $4,100 had been stolen.

The man stated swiped items included several valuable rifles, a security system and a TV. An investigating officer observed heavy damage to two doors and a window. There are no suspects.

•A Roby man reported Jan. 2 that a door valued at $531 had been stolen from a rental property he owns on Roby Road. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

Dec. 24

Jimmy C. Royal – DWI

Dec. 25

Vickie L. Smith – DWI

Dec. 26

Koby A. Brown – Lawrence County hold

Matthew C. McVicker – 48-hour commitment

Anthony J. Jones – 14-day shock

Karen S. Roberts – 48-hour commitment

William P. Mooney II – receiving stolen property

Dec. 27

Seth M. Bryson – parole warrant

Ronald L. McCallister – receiving stolen property, identity theft

Richard A. McFarlin – driving while revoked

Dec. 28

Nathan K. Hale – DWI

Gregory A. Belcher – statutory sodomy

Brttinee K. Glenn – driving while revoked

Dec. 29

Timothy R. Neal – burglary

Dec. 30

Shandi S. Stillwell – passing bad checks

Tadd M. Mansfield – possession of marijuana

Quinton T. Alston – abuse of vulnerable person

Judd E. Russell – abuse of vulnerable person

Dec. 31

Cynthia M. Fitzcharles – possession of controlled substance

Jan. 2

Charlene K. Douglas – passing bad check

John M. Evans – writ

Tommy E. Hines – driving while revoked

Kelly D. Williams – 24-hour commitment

Darryl F. Harris – possession of controlled substance

Jan. 3

Charles W. Stroud – DWI, driving while revoked 

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