The following are excerpts from reports generated by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department:
•A 26-year-old Houston man called at about 11:25 p.m. Oct. 18 to report a suspicious phone call at his residence in a Morton Road trailer park.
The man told an investigating officer the caller stated there were a man and woman named Jessica and Coy who were both heroin addicts and were coming to hurt him and members of his family. The phone number the call came from was a Florida number.
The officer called it and got a recording saying, “the Google subscriber cannot be reached at this time.” The officer explained to the man that the call was likely a hoax created through an application that can be downloaded to a cell phone that allows calls to originate from random or fictitious phone numbers.
•At about 1:10 a.m. Oct. 26, a deputy investigated a woman’s report that lights were on in another woman’s U.S. 63 apartment, but the tenant wasn’t home.
The officer knocked on the door to the residence and nobody answered. The only light the officer observed coming from the apartment was from a string of holiday-type lights in a window.
•A 59-year-old woman reported on Oct. 29 that a concrete bird bath had been swiped from the yard of her Indian Creek Road residence at Houston. There are no suspects.
•A deputy responded Oct. 23 to a report of an assault at a Dewitt Drive residence at Hartshorn.
Upon arrival, the officer made contact with a 59-year old man sitting against a chain link fence who was bleeding from the face and ear. The man told the officer he and a 34-year-old man had gotten into a fight and he had been struck with a picture frame.
First aid was applied until an ambulance crew arrived, and the victim was then taken to a hospital in Mountain View.
The officer was advised by dispatch that the other man was at a nearby store waiting for law enforcement. He was apprehended and taken to the Texas County Jail and interviewed.
A report was sent to the county prosecutor.
•A deputy was dispatched at about 7 p.m. Oct. 15 to investigate a reported burglary at a Highway AD residence at Cabool.
A 74-year-old man who lives there told the officer he and his wife had left two days earlier and when they returned they discovered that about 40 guns and several other times valued at $13,937.87 had been stolen, as well as a silver 2012 GMC Yukon (of unreported value). A 26-year-old Willow Springs man was determined to be a suspect, and was eventually found to be incarcerated in Greene County on a Wright County warrant.
Springfield police located the vehicle at the Walmart on Kearney Street, and it contained many of the missing firearms.
The suspect was taken to the Wright County Jail, where Texas County authorities interviewed him. He named two other people as accomplices.
A probable cause statement seeking several felony charges against the 26-year-old man was sent to the county prosecutor. The other two suspects were believed to be in Pomona. Investigation continues.
Texas County Jail admissions
Jason L. Beal – statutory sodomy
Stening Orso – Webster county hold
Kody D. Carter – driving while revoked
Dewayne E. Weyand – possession of controlled substance
Matthew F. Doyle – fail to register
Roby T. Walls – assault, DWI, endangering welfare of a child
Jennifer Farris – burglary, stealing
Derek L. Baldwin – driving while revoked
Kyle T. Davis – burglary
Nicholas Berriault – 48-hour commitment
Metrina Barton – 24-hour commitment
Cassie May – 48-hour commitment
Susan L. Dixson – possession of controlled substance
Travis J. Shelly – driving while suspended
Gary L. Simmons – failure to appear