Texas County deputies are investigating several crimes in the county.

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

•A deputy responded at about 11:10 p.m. April 9 to a report of four vehicles blocking Highway BB near Licking and several people fighting.

Upon arrival, the officer observed four vehicles, but nobody fighting. The officer determined there were parents at the location picking up kids who had been riding around with boys they weren’t supposed to be with. Everyone left without incident.

•A deputy responded at about 10:45 p.m. April 8 to a report of a 16-year-old Amish boy who had been kicked in the head by a horse and was being violent at a Buffalo Road residence at Licking.

Before arrival, the officer received new information that the boy had allegedly fallen from a hay loft. Upon arrival, the officer entered the residence and could smell alcohol. The determination was made that the boy was drunk but not hurt.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 7:50 a.m. April 4 after a woman reported that someone had dumped a dead calf next to Oak Hill Road at Mountain Grove and the smell was horrible.

The officer was unable to locate a freshly dumped carcass, but did observe some bones that appeared to be from a calf. A search of the area was conducted, but no other dead animals were found, and no foul odor was detected.

•A 56-year-old Licking man came to the TCSD office on April 7 to report that a Carr lawn mower trailer valued at $750 had been stolen from his Highway Y property. There are no suspects.

•A deputy responded at about 5 p.m. April 7 after a man called to report loud music coming from a neighbor’s house on Elk Creek Road at Elk Creek. The officer traveled the length of the road and an adjacent road, but didn’t hear any loud music.

•Deputies were dispatched at about 11:30 a.m. April 6 regarding a report of a suicidal man at an Arthur Creek Road residence near Houston.

A 55-year-old woman there told officers her 23-year-old son was upset over a woman who was leaving him, and had locked himself in the garage with a loaded handgun. After officers arrived, the man came out of the garage and spoke with one officer, while others located the gun (a 9mm pistol) inside the garage. The man was taken to the Texas County Jail while paperwork was completed for him to be held for a 96-hour mental evaluation.

Texas County Jail admissions

April 3

Tyler G. Sims – 72-hour commitment

Robert D. Bartley – MDOC hold

Randy L. Hale – warrant

April 4

Cheyenne S. Mourning – writ (to appear before judge)

Jill C. Shaw-Farmer – forgery

Alexus N. Henson – burglary

Amanda M. Layton – MDOC hold

Jalen M. Rocker – MDOC hold

Rex L. Franklin – assault

Patrick A. Dodson – possession of controlled substance

April 5

Jay A. Gann – Macon County hold

Kolton C.  Morgan – 48-hour commitment

Johnathan W. Goforth – indecent exposure to minor

Eric B. Branson – non-support

April 6

Michael N. Lynge – DWI (habitual)

Maratha E. Newton – possession of controlled substance

Brenda L. Akins – DWI

April 7

Cody J. Westmoreland – bond or 2-day hold

Sean M. Rief – writ

Andrew M. Pollvogt – weapon at corrections facility

Jason W. Hill – 48-hour commitment

Ryon G. Brown – arson

Randy L. Hale – 24-hour commitment

Michael J. Farris – stealing

April 9

Cody J. Westmoreland – Lebanon PD hold

Kevin L. Day – possession of controlled substance

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