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:

•A deputy on Dec. 27 responded to a report that a 27-year-old woman was beating a 35-year-old man inside a Dorman Road residence at Licking, and had kicked in the home’s front door and broken windows.

The officer made contact with a 43-year-old woman who lives there who said the suspect had already fled the scene and that similar incidents had happened before. The woman opted to pursue property damage charges and a probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor. The man decided not to pursue assault charges.

•A deputy was dispatched Dec. 24 to a Dogwood Road residence at Mountain Grove regarding a report of two armed male suspects.

The officer was advised by dispatch that Mountain Grove police had been contacted by a man who said his wife had come home and observed two males in a truck with a gun. The man reported stated his wife said when she pulled into the driveway, the two suspects took off into the woods.

Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the man and he claimed there had been a misunderstanding and that the two suspects were his nephews and that their truck had broken down.

•On Dec. 26, a male child contacted the TCSD office to report that his parent were fighting in the living room of their Highway 137 residence at Raymondville.

An investigating officer went to the location and made contact with the man and woman, both 36, who said they had been in a heated argument and were yelling. The officer made contact with the children, who said they were OK.

The parents were advised of the 12-hour rule. The officer stated in a report that he would contact Family Services authorities regarding the conditions inside the residence. He reported that trash was all over the place and that the children (number unreported) were all using the same bedroom and had inadequate sleeping arrangements.

•A deputy responded at about 1:30 p.m. Dec. 27 top a report of a break-in in progress at the old John Deere dealership at Highways 63 and BB.

Upon arrival, the officer located a man parked near the building reading a book. There was no sign of entry into the building and the man left the scene without incident. A key holder was notified of the findings.

•On Dec. 25 at about 6:45 p.m., a deputy responded to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of Booger County Motors on U.S. 60 at Mountain Grove. Before the officer arrived, he was advised that Mountain Grove police had called and stated a person was shooting their new Christmas present and no response was needed.

Texas County Jail admissions

Dec. 24

Joseph W. Mealler – possession of controlled substance

Matthew A. Gale – 48-hour commitment

Dec. 26

Rocky D. Morgan – parole violation

Dec. 28

Shawn D. Sharp – property damage, assault

Jerry A. Tharp – enticement of child

Dec. 29

Nolan C. Decker – writ (to appear before judge)

Joseph M. Jackson – writ

Lenny J. Hebert Jr. – writ

James Carreras – writ

Ryan C. Dennis – window tint

Michael D. Bowler – parole violation

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