Here are investigations handled by the Texas County Sheriff's Department that were released during the last week. 

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

•A deputy responded at about 8:50 p.m. Sept. 20 after a 76-year-old man reported a truck parked in the roadway on Varvel Road at Willow Springs. The officer was unable to locate it.

•A deputy responded at about 3:15 p.m. Sept. 15 regarding a report of a meth lab at St. Anna Drive at Plato. The officer made contact with a woman who was camping at the location who said she didn’t know anything about it. The officer searched the area and found nothing.

•A representative of the Missouri Department of Transportation reported on Sept. 21 that a 20-foot long by 30-inch wide piece of gray plastic pipe valued at $661 had been stolen from a location on Highway AN at Success. There are no suspects.

•On Sept. 16, a deputy responded to a request by the Houston Police Department with a property damage case at S&S Package Store in Houston.

A police officer told the deputy a vehicle had run into the store and an employee believed the driver was a man who lived on Brown Hill Road. The deputy went to the suspect’s home and determined his vehicle had no damage. The man stated he had been home all day.

•A deputy on Sept. 16 responded to a report of property damage at a Hunter Drive residence at Summersville. An 82-year-old man who lives there told the officer a bus he uses for storage on the property had been broken into and a small butane burner and cast iron lead smelting pot had been stolen. There are no suspects.

•A deputy responded on Sept. 12 to a report from Intercounty Electric Cooperative that electricity was being stolen at a Dorman Drive residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with a 23-year-old man who lives there who showed the officer where the meter base had been jumped. During the investigation, the officer determined a black dove tail trailer valued at $2,000 and an air compressor valued at $500 that were both at the scene had been stolen from a Hartshorn man.

The items were seized and returned to their owner, and a probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking theft charges against the man.

•A 32-year-old Houston woman reported on Sept. 12 that an air-conditioning unit valued at $400 had been stolen from her Highway B residence at Raymondville. The woman told an investigating officer she believed the man who is her landlord swiped it.

•A 68-year-old Licking man reported on Sept. 11 that a Troy Bilt pressure washer valued at $500 had been stolen from the porch of his Shafer Road residence. There are no suspects.

•A deputy responded at about 4:10 p.m. Sept. 13 to a report of theft at a Stillhouse Road residence at Mountain View.

A 58-year-old woman who lives there told the officer a GMC pickup and several other items with a total value of $3,125 had been stolen. Two men were identified as suspects and investigation of the case continues.

Texas County Jail admissions

Sept. 18

Sharon L. Barton – writ

Jessica L. Morris – writ

Isom C. Roberts – Kansas parole warrant

Johny L. Dixon – possession of controlled substance

Louie D. Mowan – Wright County hold

Sept. 19

James P. Charlton – deliver or possession of controlled substance at jail

Shyola J. Snelson – bond revocation

Manuel D. Sanchez – passing bad check

Miles C. Wolf Jr. – sentenced to DOC

Wilford H. Storm – sentenced to DOC

Tonya B. Pollack – bond revocation

Jimmy A. Waters – Christian County hold

Sept. 20

Lucas McGaugh – 72-hour commitment

Kayla M. Turner – stealing motor vehicle

Isis Schauer – murder

Andrew J. Vrba – murder

Briana Calderas – murder

Sept. 21

Christina J. Maddox – 24-hour commitment

Roger A. Christ – trespassing

Sept. 22

Jessica Morris – writ

James T. Grigsby – tampering with evidence in felony prosecution, abandonment of corpse 

Andrew M. Hildebrand – non-support

Melinda G. Coonts – DWI

Sept. 23

Tabitha J. Snelson – endangering welfare of a child

Sept. 24

Christina Maddox – 24-hour commitment

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