Texas County deputies recently handled several investigations. 

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

•A 58-year-old Elk Creek woman reported on June 29 that a neighbor’s son had come to her Watson Road residence asking if she had any work he could do.

The woman said she told him she didn’t and that she was in a hurry and had to leave. When she returned, she noticed her UTV was gone.

The woman stated she went to the neighbor’s house and asked the boy’s father if he had seen her UTV, He told her he had seen it because his son had gotten it as a down payment for some yard work. The woman told the man she had told his son she had no work. The man showed her the UTV, which had been wrecked.

The woman stated the man agreed to pay for the damage, and she just wanted the incident documented in case anything else happened.

•A man called just after midnight June 26 to report hearing gunshots fired near his Roby Road residence at Plato.

An investigating officer spoke to several neighbors who all said they heard no gunfire. The officer searched all of Roby Road and didn’t locate anyone shooting.

•A deputy on June 24 investigated a report by Licking Fire Department personnel of gunshots being fired during a family dispute at a Buck Hollow Lane residence at Licking.

The officer spoke to neighbors at the location about what was going on, and they said they had heard gunfire, including two shots after firefighters arrived on the scene. The deputy spoke to firefighters there, and they all said they had heard no shots.

The officer determined the neither the property owner or any family members were present, and that neighbors were the only people around and they were not squabbling. The officer checked with dispatch and was told no report had been received of shots being fired. The area was checked out and no sign of gunfire was found.

•A 46-year-old Cabool woman reported on June 22 that a white gold wedding ring valued at $199 had been stolen from her Highway U residence.

The woman told an investigating officer that a woman from the Division of Family Services had come to her home to remove her children from her care, and after the woman left she noticed the ring was missing from a bowl on a coffee table. Investigation continues.

•A 63-year-old Houston man reported on June 27 that a Glock model 20 pistol valued at $1,300 and a Lamson fly reel valued at $295 had been stolen from his Horseshoe Drive residence. A 19-year-old Houston man is a suspect and investigation continues.

•A 70-year-old Licking man reported on June 26 that a Ruger .45-caliber pistol valued at $750 had been swiped from a storage unit on Highway 32 at Licking. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

June 27

Amanda J. Wake – possession of controlled substance

Justin D. Bowling – possession of controlled substance

Michael D. Bowler – 7-day commitment

June 28

Kristina M. Shelton – bond or 2-day hold

June 29

Jeanne M. Bourbon – possession of controlled substance

Shiloh N. Christ – tampering with motor vehicle

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