Texas County deputies recently handled several investigations. 

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

•A representative of Ozark Baptist Church called Oct. 29 to report that gasoline had been siphoned out of the tanks of four church vans while they were parked on the church’s Ozark Road property east of Houston. There are no suspects.

•A 51-year-old Raymondville man came to the TCSD office at about 6:15 p.m. Oct. 18 to report that he had been assaulted. The man told an officer he didn’t know when or where the assault had taken place. He said he had stopped at Rutherford Park on Westwood Drive to use the restroom and didn’t remember what happened after that.

•A 41-year-old Licking man reported on Oct. 4 that a Honda generator valued at $1,000 and a Dewalt power tool set valued at $300 had been stolen from a shop at his Ray Drive residence. There are no suspects.

•A deputy responded Oct. 10 to a report of a pack of dogs attacking a cat at a Mallard Road residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with a 37-year-old man there who said he had witnessed several dogs belonging to a neighbor woman attack his brother’s cat. He said he used a metal bar to hit one of the dogs, but the cat was killed.

A probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking animal abuse and property damage charges against the woman.

•A deputy responded on Oct. 15 to a report of a domestic assault at a Parker Road residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with a 26-year-old woman there who stated her 33-year-old former husband had come to her home and an argument took place. She said he grabbed her by the neck, threw her into his vehicle and choked her.

The deputy observed neck injuries consistent with her statement. A probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A deputy responded on Oct. 15 to a report of shots fired at an Iron Mine Road residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with a 35-year-old man there who stated he had been walking his dog when he heard a woman yell and shots being fired. He said he then called the police and laid in a ditch until help arrived.

The woman, 58, told the officer the man had been in her yard and when she asked what he was doing, he wouldn’t answer. She said she yelled at him to leave, but he was just talking to himself and walking around, so she fired two shots into the air.

A report of the incident was sent to the county prosecutor for review.

•A deputy responded at about 8 p.m. Oct. 22 to a report of shots fired at a U.S. 63 residence at Cabool.

The officer made contact with a 35-year-old woman there who said she believed a neighbor man had fired the shots. The officer spoke to the man, who said he hadn’t fired a gun but had also heard the sound of gunfire.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 5:50 p.m. Oct. 23 regarding a report of a prowler at a church on Pigeon Creek Road at Licking. The officer was unable to locate anyone, but observed that the church was full of cobwebs and that it was apparent nobody had been inside it for a long time.

•A deputy was dispatched to St. Anna Road at Plato at about 5 p.m. Oct. 24 regarding a report of a lean-to made of a blue tarp with drug paraphernalia inside it. The officer didn’t find any drug-related items and determined the lean-to (found about 25 yards from a bridge) was likely a child’s fort.

Texas County Jail admissions

Oct. 23

Corey J. Fitzpatrick – burglary

Deajane E. Jaramillo – burglary

Oct. 25

Kayla M. Irons – failure to appear

Oct. 26

Eric L. Thornhill – Camden County hold

Gerald W. Toman – burglary, assault

Oct. 27

Mickey D. Brooks – burglary

Christopher L. Dann – stealing less than $25,000

Audrey A. Helms – Crawford County hold

Robert D. Lane – hindering prosecution

Oct. 28

Joshua D. Pitts – Jefferson County hold

William A. Rickerson – 48-hour commitment

Roger L. Wake – 48-hour commitment

Daniel G. Campbell – murder, tampering with motor vehicle

Christopher A. Sutphin – drug charge

Oct. 30

Bobby W. Williams – DWI

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