Texas County deputies are investigating several thefts in the county.

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

•A deputy was dispatched at about 5 p.m. Feb. 18 regarding a report of suspicious activity at a Kelly Road residence at Raymondville.

The officer made contact with a man and woman there who said when they got home they found a window had been broken and their dog had been let outside. The man stated the door was locked, so he didn’t know how the dog had gotten out.

The officer observed that a screen on the broken window had multiple claw marks and had been ripped out from the inside, and that the glass had been broken from the inside out. The man then stated that’s what he thought as well, but he just wanted to make sure.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 9 p.m. Feb. 18 after a woman called to report seeing a shadow figure of a man or woman standing in the middle of the roadway by her Highway 137 residence at Tyrone. Before the officer arrived, the woman called back and said she had identified what the shadow figure was, and it wasn’t a person.

•An officer on Feb. 18 investigated a reported theft of tools valued at more than $500 from a tool trailer at a 75-year-old Cabool man’s Highway PP property. There are no suspects.

•An 87-year-old Solo man came to the TCSD office on Feb. 15 to report that several items with a total value of $8,256 had been stolen from his Highway UU residence.

The man told an investigating officer he had located all of the items at a local business, which the business owner confirmed. He also named a 39-year-old Solo man as a suspect. The investigating deputy determined the suspect was already in jail on a different charge.

He was interviewed and reportedly confessed to swiping all the items.

A probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking a charge against the suspect of stealing more than $500.

•Multiple deputies responded on Feb. 16 to a 911 report of a domestic dispute at a Hickory Drive residence at Plato.

A 29-year-old man and 27-year-old woman who live there told officers they had been in an argument that had gotten physical. The man said the woman punched him in the face, and that she had then grabbed an unloaded gun and run around the house with it. The woman said the dispute was over the man’s dog urinating on the furniture, and how she wanted it to go.

The woman also stated that she was tired of the same thing happening, because whenever they argue about the situation, law officers come and she then has to go to the hospital. An officer asked why she ends up going to the hospital, and she said it’s because the law always takes the man’s side because of his rank in the military.

The woman first stated she had never had a gun in her hand during the incident, but then admitted lying and showed where she had put it. An officer confirmed it wasn’t loaded.

Neither party wished to pursue charges. The 12-hour rule was put in place, and the man agreed to leave for the night.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 9 p.m. Feb. 16 to assist the Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri State Highway Patrol with a search for poachers at an Emery Road property at Houston. No one was found.

•A 59-year-old Licking woman reported on Feb. 10 that $93 worth of food had been swiped from her Mallard Road residence. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

Feb. 13

Casey R. Myrick – drug charges

Christy L. Coble – possession of controlled substance

Melyane D. Waxler – possession of controlled substance

Caleb J. Buckner – 12-hour commitment

Feb. 14

Shane L. Briggs – Willow Springs PD hold

Gary S. Kelly – passing bad checks

Feb. 15

Lucas L. McGaugh – abuse or neglect of child

Misti N. Bullacher – abuse or neglect of child

Cheyenne S. Mourning – possession of intent to distribute

Justin B. Williams – traffic violations

Kelly D. Williams – possession of synthetic cannabinoid

Feb. 16

Jennifer D. Henderson – 12-hour commitment

Ted L. Glidewell – 60-day shock

Eric L. Thornhill – 48-hour commitment

Christopher M. Belcher – Dent County hold

Feb. 19

Alisha M. Strain – parole warrant

Steven R. Parker – stealing

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