Texas County deputies recently handled several investigations. 

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

•A deputy responded at about 11:15 p.m. March 13 after a woman reported an odor like rotten eggs outside her Highway B residence at Houston. The officer walked around two adjacent homes and traveled the surrounding area all the way to a trailer park on Morton Road, but was unable to detect odor.

•A deputy was dispatched March 8 to Austin Lake near Mountain Grove to recover a black safe that had been found in the woods by a man walking around the lake.

The officer observed that the safe had several bullet holes in it and had been pried open. It was placed into evidence and investigation of the case continues.

•A 58-year-old Cabool woman reported hearing gunfire behind her Highway PP residence at about 10:15 p.m. March 8.

The woman told an investigating deputy she owns 58 acres but the gun shots came from directly behind her house. The officer went to a neighbor’s home behind the woman’s property and nobody there had heard and gunfire.

•At about 5 p.m. March 10, a woman reported seeing a suspicious man with a gun on Highway N near Licking. Two deputies responded but were unable to locate him.

•A 52-year-old Summersville man reported on March 11 that two window air conditioning units with a total value of $185 had been swiped from his Scenic Road residence. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

March 6

Esther M. Kribble – 48-hour commitment

Daniel L. Hale – 48-hour shock

March 7

Ralph H. Reber – possession of controlled substance

Mark D. Griffith – MDOC hold

Anthony P. Dickman – Willow Springs PD hold

March 8

Devonn L. Johnson – endangering corrections officer

Esther M. Kribble – Howell County hold

Jennifer K. Bradfield – warrant

March 9

Michael L. Bunts – driving while revoked

Kelsey N. Day – 10-day commitment

Coltin J. Andrews – armed criminal action, unlawful use of weapon, property damage

James P. Mitchell – MDOC hold

Casey R. Myrick – 48-hour commitment

Amanda J. Wake – possession of controlled substance

March 11

Jackson C. Morgan – possession of controlled substance

Nathan R. Campbell – stealing, property damage

Montana L. Stewart – DWI

Ronald L. McCallister – receiving stolen property, identity theft

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