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 at about 3:45 p.m. to check the well being of a woman at a Long Valley Road residence at Huggins. The woman told the officer she was house sitting and dogs started barking and the handle to the front door of the home began moving.

The officer didn’t observe anything or anyone suspicious in the area.

•A 70-year-old Plato man reported June 5 that a Smith and Wesson .22-caliber pistol valued at $400 had been swiped from his Worth Lane residence.

The man named his 35-year-old grandson, who lives in St. Robert, as a suspect. The Lebanon and St. Robert police departments were notified.

•Lance Stanton, 28, of 3727 Shady Grove Road at Cabool, was arrested June 4 for having an active Miller County warrant for driving while suspended and resisting arrest by fleeing. An officer who was aware of the warrant made the arrest at Stanton’s home.

He was taken to the Texas County Jail.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 5:50 p.m. June regarding a domestic assault at a Shafer Road residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with a 26-year-old man who lives there who said a 24-year-old woman had scratched him on the chest and pushed him down during an argument. Investigation of the case continues.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 7:15 p.m. June regarding a report of trespassing at a Split Limb road residence at Raymondville.

The officer made contact with two women there – ages 35 and 18 – who were in a verbal altercation. The older woman claimed the younger one was trespassing and the younger one said she didn’t think she was. A report was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 1:45 a.m. June 4 regarding a report of a suspicious vehicle at a Northview Lane trailer park at Houston. The officer made contact with the man who owns the vehicle, and he said he had hit a deer and was trying to fix it.

•A deputy responded at about 12:45 a.m. June 4 to a report a man threatening to commit suicide by train at Beeler Road in Cabool. The officer searched the tracks in the area but was unable to locate the man.

Burlington Northern Railroad was notified.

•Christopher North, 29, of 4219 Highway MM at Mountain Grove, was issued a citation for third-degree domestic assault after a dispute at his residence involving a 27-year-old woman on June 3.

•A Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant called May 11 to report of a large number of dead cattle at a Brushy Creek Road property owned by a 65-year-old Houston man.

The trooper told an investigating deputy that 40 dead cows had been seen on various spots on the property. The deputy was able to obtain photos of about 20 cow carcasses.

The deputy indicated no charges were to be sought against a 72-year-old man who owns the cows, but a report was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A 66-year-old Licking man reported on June 1 that three cows valued at $3,800 were missing and presumed stolen from his Highway VV property. There are no suspects.

•A 74-year-old Cabool woman reported May 31 that a safe containing $50,000 worth of jewelry and a Playstation game had been stolen from her Shady Grove Road residence. Investigation of the case continues.

Texas County Jail admissions

June 1

Michael E. Hoth – Christian County hold

Jonathan C. Miller – Driving while suspended, speeding, careless and imprudent driving, resisting arrest

Alayna C. Lowery – Howell County hold

Shantel N. Howard – Rolla PD hold

June 2

Lindsay R. Hodson – 24-hour commitment

Justin D. Strunk – non-support

June 3

Ricky G. Green Jr. – non-support

Jordan C. Black – 24-hour commitment

Dalton R. Backues – 48-hour commitment

Adam L. Kirkwood – assault

June 4

Michael A. Bricker – DWI

Lance J. Stanton – Miller County hold

Thomas E. Hines – driving while revoked

June 6

David G. Fisher – Mountain View PD hold

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