Texas County deputies recently handled several investigations. 

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

•A deputy was dispatched at about 5:10 a.m. Feb. 5 regarding a report of a man lying curled up in the eastbound lane of Highway 32 west of Plato.

The officer made contact with the man, who appeared disoriented and cold. The officer let the man get into his patrol car to warn up, and the man was unable to explain how he got there, only that he was from Camden County.

After further investigation, the officer took the man to a woman’s home in Roby and she said the man was her uncle and was dealing with dementia.

•A CenturyLink worker reported on Feb. 4 that a vicious dog had chased into the bed of his truck at a property on Highway PP at Cabool.

An investigating officer made contact with a 62-year-old woman who owns the dog, and she said it had escaped the house when a little girl opened a door. The officer warned her to keep the dog contained until the worker was done with his job in the area.

•A deputy responded on Feb. 3 to a 911 call about a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Highway M residence at Cabool.

The officer made contact with a 43-year-old woman there who said she had knocked a gun off of a counter and had hit the floor and discharged. A bullet reportedly went through one of the woman’s index fingers. The shooting was ruled accidental.

•A 53-year-old Summersville woman reported on Feb. 2 that her 33-year-old son had stolen a horse trailer valued at $4,000 from her Highway 17 residence. The woman told an investigating officer the trailer had been swiped while she was at work. A report was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 11:30 p.m. Jan. 30 after a woman reported that a naked man was knocking on doors on Red Springs Road at Mountain Grove.

While on the way there, the officer was notified that the man had been arrested and taken to the Mountain Grove Police Department. The deputy went there and spoke with the man, who appeared disoriented and didn’t know where he was or where he had been.

He was held in the Texas County Jail for a 12-hour hold period.

•A 70-year-old Licking man reported on Feb. 1 that an 8-foot John Deere brush hog unit valued at $1,200 had been stolen from his Cantrell Drive property. There are no suspects.

•A deputy on Jan. 31 investigated a report of a residence on Hickory Drive at Plato where a man had more than 30 snakes and more than 100 animals.

The officer made contact with the man, who said he did have 30 pythons, as well as seven dogs in foster housing. The officer observed that the animals were properly maintained and kept.

Texas County Jail admissions

Feb. 1

Alan D. Haneline – child molestation

Jennifer D. Henderson – 24-hour commitment

Matthew J. Ramsey – 72-hour commitment

Levi A. Bittle – assault

Larry R. Tucker – receiving stolen property

Michael R. Peterson – parole violation

Feb. 3

Jay A. Gann – driving while revoked

Tyler T. Shea – 48-hour commitment

Jamie E. Lane – 48-hour commitment

Louie D. Mowan – parole violation

Missie J. Collins – 48-hour commitment

Feb. 4

Amy M. Bowling – 48-hour commitment

Barry F. Hatton – Butler County hold

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