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
Robert L. Cowling – stealing motor vehicle
Amanda M. Stokes – possession of controlled substance
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
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
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
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
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
Tina Turner – 48-hour commitment
John S. Richards – drug charge
Dawn M. Prater – DWI
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
Samantha J. Flieger – unlawful use of weapon