Texas County deputies are investigating several crimes in the county.

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

•A deputy was dispatched at about 8:30 p.m. April 17 after a 39-year-old Houston woman reported that a Yardman riding lawn mower valued at $300 had been stolen from her Barry Lane residence. The woman told the officer that a neighbor had told her that two men had loaded the mower into a Ford pickup at about 5 p.m. and driven away with it.

•A deputy was dispatched April 9 to a Hayes Drive residence at Houston to investigate an alleged incident on a Houston school bus.

The officer made contact with a 41-year-old woman who lives there and her 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son. The officer was told that a boy on the bus had assaulted the daughter and threatened to kill her entire family, and had pulled out a knife and threatened to harm the son with it.

A report was sent to the county juvenile office.

•A 24-year-old Houston man came to the TCSD office at about 7:10 p.m. April 17 to report that a Savage 22-250 rifle valued at $650 had been stolen from his truck while it was parked at the Mineral Springs river access. There are no suspects.

•A 68-year-old Mountain View man called April 18 to report a burglary at a hunting cabin he owns off of Highway W near Summersville. The man stated a Beretta riding mower, a microwave and an electric heater (of unreported values) had been swiped. There are no suspects.

•A deputy was dispatched April 16 to assist the Missouri Division of Family Services at a Hubbard Lane residence at Mountain Grove.

The officer made contact with a caseworker there who stated allegations had been made that a 10-year-old boy was out of control and a family member had threatened to stab him.

The officer spoke with the boy’s 39-year-old mother and she said her son had not been out of control and her 18-year-old daughter did have a knife in her hand but had not threatened the boy. Investigation of the matter continues.

•Monica Brock, 24, of 10604 Plato Drive in Plato, was issued a citation April 11 for failure to maintain adequate control of animals.

An officer reported that a call was received indicating Brock’s dogs were running loose and acting aggressively toward customers at the Plato post office. The officer went to the location and made contact with a postal worker, and observed the dogs acting inappropriately.

The officer stated Brock had been warned and cited before for the same reason.

•A 52-year-old Summersville man reported April 6 that his 2005 Honda Accord had been stolen from his Highway 17 residence. Mountain View police called the next day to report that car had been found and two suspects were in custody.

A deputy contacted the man and advised him his car had been recovered. He stated he no longer wished to pursue charges.

•A deputy and a Division of Family Services investigator responded April 13 to a report of a child being bitten by a monkey at a Deer Run Drive residence at Licking.   

The officer reported that three monkeys were observed inside the home, one of which was in a cage. Contact was made with a 58-year-old woman who owns the monkeys, and she denied allegations of a bite.

The officer and DFS investigator traveled to a nearby Hazelton Drive residence where the allegedly bitten child lives, and the investigator stated there were no new bites on the child.

Texas County Jail admissions

April 13

Joseph L. Hart – driving while revoked

Austin L. Pribble – stealing

Billy R. Bailey – non-support

April 14

Christopher M. Belcher – Reynolds County hold

George D. Freeman – non-support

Ashley R. Coker-Bolding – DWI, leaving the scene of an accident

Jedadiah L. Sherman – driving while revoked

Michael J. Lewis – 24-hour commitment

April 15

Lerenda L. Smith – 48-hour commitment

Theresa L. Villerreal – Six-day commitment

Shawn W. Skouby – bond revocation, possession of controlled substance

April 17

Job S. Boyle – felony possession of a firearm

Jeffery A. Mitchell – possession of controlled substance

Russell D. LaRue – possession of controlled substance

Matthew C. McVicker – 48-hour commitment

Lloyd R. Hill – DWI

Jimmy D. Williams – house for Shannon County

April 18

Teresa L. Shores – DWI

April 19

Christopher A. Dyers – DWI

Chastity M. Counts – 24-hour commitment


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