Texas County deputies recently handled several investigations. 

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

•A 27-year-old Licking man reported on Sept. 18 that a Stihl weedeater valued at $250 had been stolen from his Highway 137 residence. There are no suspects.

•A 40-year-old Cabool man reported on Sept. 18 that a beagle, a rooster and a battery charger had been stolen from his U.S. 63 residence.

The man told an investigating officer that some grass behind his house was knocked down where he believed someone had been lying down. Investigation continues.

A deputy was dispatched to the Baptist Camp river access at about 3 p.m. Sept. 17 regarding a report of missing floaters on the Big Piney River. The officer made contact with a Missouri Department of Conservation agent there who was putting in a boat to look for the people.

The agent called the officer later to indicate the floaters were safe and no assistance was needed. The Missouri State Highway Patrol also offered assistance.

 •A deputy was dispatched at about 12:30 a.m. Sept. 18 regarding a report of a homeowner shooting at a trespasser at a Highway U residence at Cabool.

The officer made contact with a 30-year-old man at the location who said he was the homeowner and that he had been awakened by a man on his porch. The homeowner said the man told him “Mike sent me,” and when he told the man to leave, the man laughed and walked away from the door where two more men were located.

The homeowner stated he fired two shots from a shotgun in the direction of the three men, and they went behind the house and hid behind a tree. He stated they then came back to the front of the house and were on the driveway, when he fired two more shots. He stated the men then yelled and ran away.

Investigation continues.

•A 57-year-old Licking woman reported on Sept. 16 that 45 Aterall pills had been swiped from her Sackett Road residence. She named as a suspect a 35-year-old Cedar Hill woman who had been living with her for about two weeks.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 regarding a man with no shirt on walking at Ridge Road and Highway 17. The officer made contact with the man, who was walking on the roadway because there was no shoulder at the location. A computer check revealed the man had no active warrants.

Texas County Jail admissions

Sept. 9

Shad P. Jones – 48-hour shock

Scott E. Honer – 48-hour commitment

Sept. 10

Carrie A. Evans – 48-hour shock

Christopher A. Hunt – parole warrant

Sept. 11

Lawrence D. McKee – Pulaski County hold

Amanda D. Smith – 72-hour commitment

Sept. 12

Amber K. Rodery – 6-month commitment

Sept. 13

Joseph A. Kaplan – burglary

Aliie L. Haines – house for Dent County.

Corde A. Boyd – possession of marijuana

Kenneth J. Hall – Howell County hold

Sept. 14

Jessica L. Sedrick – burglary

Steven W. Holden Jr. – endangering welfare of child (X5)

Mark A. Casso – failure to appear (drug charge)

Sept. 15

Johnny L. Barton – parole warrant

Steven A. Barton – non-support, driving while revoked

Vickie S. Miller – 7 days contempt

Joshua P. Vaughn – possession of controlled substance

Sept. 18

Ted L. Glidwell – driving while revoked

Daniel E. Duncan – 24-hour commitment

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