Texas County deputies recently handled several investigations. 

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

•A deputy was dispatched April 12 regarding a possible suicide at an Amburn Road residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with a 26-year-old man there who said a 43-year-old woman had told him she found Ronald G. Morgan, 36, of Raymondville, hanging by the neck from rafters inside an adjacent building. The woman reportedly attempted CPR to no avail.

The officer reported observing the man’s body lying on the floor of the building with a ligature mark around the neck. The officer stated the woman said an argument had taken place about an hour before she found the man hanging.

The deputy determined no foul play had been involved in Morgan’s death. 

•A woman called to report a burglary April 7 at an Amburn Road residence at Licking. The woman reportedly told an officer she would call back if anything was missing.

•A woman called at 1 a.m. April 12 to request that a man be removed from her Highway 32 residence. An officer advised the woman that because the man lived there, he could not be removed.

•A woman called at about 9:30 p.m. April 12 to report that she and her boyfriend had been arguing at their Highway 32 residence.

•A woman called at about 9:30 p.m. April 11 to report two males (ages unreported) were lost in the area of Roby Lake in the Mark Twain National Forest. They were both located.

•A man called April 10 to request a badge so he could arrest a man in Alton. An officer advised the man he would need to be post-certified and commissioned, but his information would be passed on to Oregon County authorities.

•A deputy was dispatched April 11 after a man reported his neighbor had shot his dog.

The officer made contact with the neighbor, who said he and another man had seen the pit bull chasing cows and newborn calves across a pasture and they were afraid it was going to harm the calves. The man stated he then retrieved a rifle and killed the dog.

No charges are pending.

•A 23-year-old Houston man reported April 8 that an X-Box 360 and numerous games with a total value of $936 had been stolen from his Cleveland Road residence. The man named a 24-year-old Plato man as a suspect.

•A woman called April 9 to express concern about the number of vehicles that would come and go from a residence next to her residence at Cabool. The woman told an investigating officer she had heard through conversation that drugs were being sold at the location.

The matter was referred to the South Central Drug Task Force.

Texas County Jail admissions

April 6

Edward L. Bleckler – driving while suspended

Theresa L. Villarreal – Seven-day commitment

April 7

Richard W. Klein – Jasper County hold

Michael J. Lewis – 24-hour commitment

April 8

Shannon L. Cross – 48-hour hold

Terri J. Feguson – possession of controlled substance

Robert D. Gallegas – house for Wright County

Alex J. Collins – 48-hour commitment

Cody D. Martin – resisting arrest

April 9

Evan M. Hensley – writ

Joshua D. Dooley – writ

Melissa C. Bryson – possession of controlled substance

Amanda D. Stout – traffic

April 10

Chastity M. Counts – 48-hour commitment

Darren M. Collins – 24-hour commitment

Timothy R. Neal – bond surrender

Tanner B. Devereaux – Dent County hold

Mathew McVicker – 24-hour commitment

April 11

Tara L. Marr – 48-hour hold

Nathan C. Young – possession of controlled substance

April 12

Tina M. Dow – DWI, driving while revoked, stealing a motor vehicle 

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