Texas County deputies recently handled several investigations. 

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

•A deputy investigated a report that a stolen rifle (a Marlin lever action .30-.30) had been recovered by the Willow Springs Police Department. The officer attempted to contact the gun’s owner, a Willow Springs man.

•A 61-year-old Plato man called Sept. 7 to report that a black truck had pulled into the driveway at his Long Hollow Road residence and knocked over a corner post valued at $150 when it backed out. The man told an investigating officer he believed the driver was someone who was there to pick up his daughter, but he hadn’t been able to reach her since the incident.

•A 60-year-old Houston man reported on Sept. 6 that he had allowed a 46-year-old Licking woman to stay overnight at his Barite Road residence and when he awoke in the morning he found that $500 was missing from his wallet. The man told an officer he wanted to pursue charges. Investigation of the case continues.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 10:45 p.m. Sept. 3 regarding a report of an ATV traveling though houses’ yards on Ridge Road at Houston. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

•A representative of Sherrill Township called Sept. 6 to report that a mirror and an antenna had been stolen off of the township’s grader. There are no suspects.

•A Willow Springs man reported on Sept. 3 that a man who lives adjacent to his Highway AZ residence was feeding his sheep without permission. The man told an investigating officer it was a problem because not all the sheep are coming to their barn at night, causing them to be possibly be exposed to predators.

An investigating officer made contact with the neighbor man, who said he would discontinue feeding the sheep.

•A 34-year-old woman reported on Aug. 30 that a stove, refrigerator and a box of various items had been stolen from a trailer she owns on Brushy Creek Road. The woman stated she now lives in Phillipsburg, and named a Roby man as a suspect.

Texas County Jail admissions

Sept. 2

Michael S. McGuire – non-support

Cole Nelson – DWR

Oran S. Kimrey – DWI

Sept. 3

Donna M. Hunter – property damage

Sept. 5

Kelly M. Ellison – stealing

Sept. 6

David M. Klotz – 30 days, contempt

Lori L. Cox – 48-hour commitment

Jami L. Vance – Ozark County hold

Ryan D. Stagner – 30 days shock

David A. DuJardin – Ozark County hold

Kolton C. Morgan – possession of controlled substance, resisting arrest

Sept. 7

Jeffrey L. Bradshaw – 48-hour shock

Jacob W. Aslin – 6-month commitment

Billy Jack Hayes Jr. – property damage

Christopher L. Ashmead – DWI

Christopher M. Belcher – driving while revoked

Sept. 8

John S. Beltran – Alchua Co., Fla., hold 

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