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 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 regarding a report of a burglary at a Five Oaks Road residence at Mountain Grove.

An 82-year-old woman who lives there told the officer a $20 bill and a jar full of coins had been swiped. There are no suspects.

•A deputy responded on Nov. 15 after a man called to report starving cattle at a Bethel Road property at Summersville.

Upon arrival, the officer observed malnourished cattle in a pasture with bare minimal grass. Contact was made contact with a 39-year-old man who owns the cattle who stated he would put out hay for them and would be moving them after deer season.

The officer advised the man a follow-up visit would take place to observe the cattle’s condition.

•A deputy responded at about 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 to a woman’s request to check the well- being of a man at a Curran Road residence at Willow Springs.

Upon arrival, the officer observed the man in front of his residence with his dog. The man said he would contact the concerned woman.

•Brandi K. Masters, 33, of Liberal, was arrested Nov. 14 for having multiple active Texas County warrants.

An officer made the arrest at a man’s Highway 17 residence at Success after being advised Masters was there. She was found hiding in a closet and was taken to the Texas County Jail.

•Timothy D. Morgan, 39, of Raymondville, was arrested Nov. 14 for having an active Texas County warrant for driving while intoxicated – persistent offender, and driving while revoked.

Two deputies made the arrest at Morgan’s residence at about 12:50 a.m. He was taken to the Texas County Jail where he was unable to post $150,000 bond.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 11:40 a.m. Nov. 14 regarding a report of an alarm sounding at Success School on Highway 17.

Upon arrival, the officer checked all the windows and doors and found that the main front entrance door was unlocked, but all secondary doors and windows were secure. The officer was unable to make contact with the school superintendent.

•Robert D. Colborn, 59, of 1531 Colborn Road at Cabool, was issued a citation for failure to maintain adequate control of an animal after a red pit bull he owns allegedly bit a 44-year old man, causing severe injuries to his hand.

The case began when a medical clinic in Mountain View reported that the victim was receiving treatment there.

The dogs were taken to a facility in Cabool for a 10-day quarantine. A veterinarian was reportedly contacted who stated the dog’s vaccinations had elapsed.

•A Mountain View man called at about 1:45 p.m. Nov. 11 to report gunfire at the end of the driveway of his Mount Olive Road property.

An investigating officer determined the man had fired shots in an attempt to prevent a logging crew from accessing an adjacent property. The officer told the man to leave the loggers alone, especially since the land didn’t belong to him.

The man said he would and that he was sorry for the trouble.

•A woman reported at about 8:30 a.m. Nov. 11 that about 30 goats belonging to a neighbor woman were at her Evening Shade Road residence. The goats’ owner was contacted and she said she would move them.

•Megan L. Neal, 32, of 310 W. Mill St. in Houston, was issued a citation for delivering a prohibited item to the county jail after a corrections officer reported seeing her throw three cigarettes through the facility’s recreation room window. The incident reportedly took place after Neal was released from being an inmate.

•A deputy was dispatched Nov. 8 regarding a report of several animal carcasses under the bridge at Highway PP and Freely Give Road.

Upon arrival, the officer observed five dead dogs, five dead cats, a dead deer and three garbage bags containing various animal remains. There are no suspects, and investigation of the case continues.

Texas County Jail admissions

Nov. 10

William A. Rickerson – driving while revoked

Heather A. Strunk – failure to appear

Nov. 11

Daniel G. Campbell – assault, tampering with motor vehicle

Nov. 12

Mary A. Preece – forgery, counterfeiting

Michael A. Hebert – writ (to appear before judge)

Bo L. Saiz – burglary, armed criminal action, assault

Nov. 13

Bradley T. Wright – non-support

Nov. 14

Kevin D. Bowling – non-support, tampering with motor vehicle

Timothy D. Morgan – DWI, driving while revoked

Brandi K. Masters – drug charges   

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