Texas County deputies investigated several cases during the last week. 

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

•A deputy responded at about 6:50 a.m. Sept. 30 after 55-year-old Licking man called 911 to report an incident involving a 26-year-old man living in an apartment in the garage of his Concord Road residence.

The man told the officer he woke up to smoke and fire in the apartment, and the tenant was barricaded in a bathroom and wouldn’t come out. The man said the tenant seemed delusional and disoriented and might have been on drugs.

The officer observed a pile of burned clothes and other items and a burn spot on the bottom of the bathroom door, and water about an inch deep covering the floor and spilling out through the door. Upon entering the bathroom, the officer observed the tenant man standing in the running shower with his hands up.

The tenant was given clothes to put on, and while he was getting dressed the officer retrieved a .22-caliber rifle from the shower and a hunting knife from a shelf.

An ambulance arrived on the scene, and the tenant was taken to Phelp County Regional Medical Center for evaluation and observation.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 7:45 p.m. Sept. 29 after a woman reported gunfire at a Highway H location at Tyrone. The officer was unable to hear gunshots and didn’t observe anything suspicious.

•A 34-year-old Houston man reported on Sept. 29 that his 35-year old wife had taken a carton of Winston cigarettes out of his truck without permission at their U.S. 63 residence. An investigating officer advised the man that the cigarettes were considered marital property and the incident wasn’t a theft.

•A deputy investigated a report burglary Sept. 27 at a Highway C residence at Licking.

A 65-year-old man who lives there told the officer several tools and two guns had been swiped, with a total value of $2,297. There are no suspects.

•An officer responded at about 7:45 p.m. Sept. 28 to a report of a drunk man causing a disturbance at an Airport Road residence at Cabool.

A man who lives there told the officer a 52-year-old man who lives nearby had driven though his yard and threatened to kill his son and one of Texas County’s commissioners. The officer made contact with the suspect, and he told the officer he hadn’t driven the truck and hadn’t threatened to kill anyone.

But the deputy reported hearing him threaten to kill the commissioner and make many other threats, and observed he was intoxicated. The suspect was arrested and taken to the Texas County Jail for a 12-hour safekeeping period.

Texas County Jail admissions

Sept. 24

Robert L. Cowling – stealing motor vehicle

Amanda M. Stokes – possession of controlled substance

Sept. 25

Jackie Firestine – 48-hour commitment

Sheyla D. Chase – 48-hour commitment

Vernon Carman – possession of controlled substance, driving while revoked

Levi C. Johnson – drug charge

John D. Johnston – sex offender within 500 feet of park

Sept. 26

Kyle A. Buell – DWI, driving while revoked

Jamie E. Lane – driving while suspended

Brandy Dewolfe – failure to appear (resisting arrest)

Carl E. Hutsell – 5-day shock

Christopher J. Gruber – 60-day shock

Anthony D. Christopher – 48-hour shock

Billy R. Bailey – neglect of child

Joshua S. Miller – writ

Bobbie M. Crawford – burglary, neglect of child

Sept. 27

Samantha J. Flieger – 5-day hold

Lucas L. McGaugh – 72-hour commitment

Sheyla D. Chase – possession of drug paraphernalia

Tony A. Beltz – possession of controlled substance

Robert D. Lane – possession of controlled substance

Clayton R. Taylor – first-degree sodomy

Sept. 28

Dale L. Miller – child molestation

Joseph L. Hamby – DWI

Troy A. Cromey – passing bad check

Jeffrey A. Sodders – resisting

Robert H. Wilson – distribution of controlled substance

Sept. 29

Robin D. Labbee – writ

Michael D. Deardorf – leaving scene of an accident

Ronnie K. Bell – 48-hour commitment

Thomas B. Porter – driving while revoked, speeding

Sept. 30

Tina Turner – 48-hour commitment

John S. Richards – drug charge

Dawn M. Prater – DWI

Oct. 1

Samuel J. Rogers – receiving stolen property

Illusion Walker – minor in possession of alcohol

Jeremy L. Bartlett – stealing under $750

Christina J. Maddox – 24-hour commitment

Oct. 2

Samantha J. Flieger – unlawful use of weapon

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