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 to Texas County Memorial Hospital at about 1:40 a.m. Sept. 13 regarding a report of a man who had been assaulted with a weapon.

After an investigation, the officer determined a 51-year-old Houston man had hit a 42-year-old Houston man in the head with a wooden tire knocker during an altercation at an Emmett Kelly Road residence. The victim sustained a laceration over his left eye that required five stitches.

A 37-year-old woman who was at the hospital as part of the case at first told the officer she had assaulted the victim, but she later said she had been lying.

Probable cause statements were sent to the county prosecutor seeking felony charges of armed criminal action and second-degree assault against the male suspect, and of felony hindering prosecution against the woman.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 13 after a woman reported finding a man in a shed at her U.S. 63 residence at Licking. The woman told the officer she didn’t want to sign a statement. The man was taken to jail and placed on a protective hold.

•A woman called at about 10:40 a.m. Sept. 13 to report a red car was parked at the Sargent Cemetery. The car was gone when an investigating officer arrived.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 4:40 a.m. Sept. 12 to assist in finding three men and a woman wanted for an armed robbery that happened about three hours earlier. The suspects were not found.

•A 65-year-old Licking woman called Sept. 12 to report that a Samsung tablet valued at $1,200 and a Dell computer valued at $800 had been stolen out of an outbuilding at her U.S. 63 residence. There are no suspects.

•A man called at about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 11 to report people camping at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Dogs Bluff river access on Highway 17 west of Houston.

An investigating officer determined the campers were from a Boy Scout troop in northern Missouri and they had set up camp before noticing “no camping” signs.

A conservation agent gave them permission to stay until 6 the next morning.

•A man called at about 10:15 p.m. Sept. 6 to report hearing whistling in the woods behind his Highway 17 residence. An investigating officer found nothing related to whistling.

•A woman called at about 10:15 p.m. Sept. 6 to report her boyfriend causing problems at her residence in a Kitchum Drive trailer park. The man and woman were both gone when an investigating officer arrived.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 6:40 p.m. Sept. 6 regarding a report of a man smoking crack at the Mineral Springs river access. The officer made contact with the man and received permission to search his vehicle.

Nothing illegal was found.

Texas County Jail admissions

Sept. 8

Kevin E. Zimmerman – writ (to appear before judge)

Keith A. Briggs Jr. – assault on law officer

Rusty J. Stout – sex charges

Jill A. Utterback – assault

Thomas B. Paine – writ

Cody M. Bressie – assault, resisting

Eddie D. Volner Jr. – stealing motor vehicle

Steven A. Barton – possession of controlled substance

Sept. 9

Daniel G. Stephens – Versailles PD hold

Timothy R. Parker – Wright County hold

Margo M. Woolum – failure to drive on right half of roadway

Sept. 11

Jason M. Denton – 48-hour commitment

Wesley M. Parsons – 24-hour shock

Derrick W. Wells – 48-hour shock

Thomas J. Sullins – possession of controlled substance

Scott A. Mahan – non-support

Sept. 12

Shawn A. Green – house for Pulaski County

Minaya N. Bressie – 48-hour commitment

Sept. 13

Gary L. Thompson – 24-hour commitment

Valerie J. Cooper – 48-hour commitment

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