Deputies from the Texas County Sheriff's Department were called to several investigations in the last week.

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

•The Mountain Grove Police Department requested assistance on Sept. 22 in locating a stolen vehicle, which was found outside a residence on Faye Street in Houston where relatives of the vehicle’s owner live.

They told an officer they didn’t know who the vehicle belonged to and that it had shown up during the night. It was towed away by a local towing firm.

•A 66-year-old Houston man reported on Sept. 22 that prescription medication had been stolen from his residence in a Tiffany Drive trailer park.

The man named three Houston women as suspects – ages 45, 35 and 25. All three were contacted and interviewed and one of them confessed to swiping the meds. A report was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 4 a.m. Sept. 16 regarding a report of a man trying to get into a residence on Highway M at Cabool.

Upon arrival, the officer observed a man in the front yard of the home. He was arrested, and after further investigation, the officer determined he had unsuccessfully tried to pry the  front door open, but had also gotten into a horse trailer at the location that had living quarters in it.

A 56-year-old woman who lives at the residence said nothing appeared to be missing from the trailer. The suspect – a 42-year-old Willow Springs man – was taken to the Texas County Jail and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

• A 38-year-old Licking woman reported on Sept. 21 that three cartons of cigarettes, tools, DVDs and other items with a total value of $280 had been stolen from her Mallard Road residence. There are no suspects.

•A deputy was dispatched Sept. 20 regarding a report of a suspicious vehicle at Horseshoe Drive and Mineral Drive at Houston.

The officer was unable to locate the vehicle, but went to the nearby river access at the end of Mineral Drive and observed a vehicle spin its tires and speed away. The officer then saw a car fully engulfed in flames and firefighting personnel were called in.

The car turned out to be a white Dodge Caliber. It was towed to a local towing yard and Houston police were notified. The car’s origin was later traced to Mountain View.

Investigation continues.

Texas County Jail admissions

Sept. 19

Mark A. Hauck – DWI

Jennifer L. Holden – endangering welfare of a child (five counts)

Sept. 20

Amy J. Jackson – stealing, trespassing

James A. Burris – Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) hold

Brandon M. Baker – MDOC hold

Deanna M. Morris – MDOC hold

Monica Sullins – possession of controlled substance

Sept. 21

Carson A. Smith – burglary, property damage

George W. Lamborn – burglary, property damage

Jay D. Greenwood – burglary, property damage, arson

Truman H. Smith – State of Georgia hold

Sept. 22

Clarence A. Keller – Oregon County hold

Cody M. Bressie – writ (to appear before judge)

Amy M. Bowling – Mountain Grove PD hold

Brandy L. Gallaher – West Plains PD hold

Sept. 23

David J. Corwin – burglary, property damage

Payton N. Mordis – burglary, robbery

Scott L. Folsom – 48-hour commitment

Sept. 24

John S.W. Richards – DWI

Sept. 25

Jasper D. Robbins – no valid license

Sept. 26

James L. Hawkins – leaving scene of an accident

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