Texas County deputies are investigating several crimes in the county.

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

•A pair of deputies were dispatched at about 12:10 a.m. Oct. 22 regarding a report of shots fired and a man being run over by a car at a Varvel Road residence at Willow Springs.

Due to the lengthy estimated time of arrival, assistance was requested from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Troopers arrived at the scene first and found a 35-year-old man bleeding from the head.

The man reportedly told the troopers he had been assaulted by his 33-year-old girlfriend and a 37-year-old man. The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Troopers made contact with the two suspects and they were eventually taken to the TCSD office for questioning.

A report was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A man called Nov. 5 to report that his son was trespassing at his Wye City Road residence at Success and was threatening to burn his house down.

An investigating officer observed that the son was drunk. He was taken to the Texas County Jail for a 12-hour safekeeping period. The father declined pursuit of charges.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 8:30 a.m. Nov. 13 regarding a report of a break-in at the Doss and Harper Quarry on Highway 17 at Houston.

The officer made contact with a man there who said a lock on a door to the scale house had been drilled out and numerous items with a total value of $3,939 had been stolen. A lock on a Pepsi machine had also been drilled out.

There are no suspects.

•A 64-year-old Licking man reported on Oct. 29 that a Honda ATV valued at $5,000 and a Jonsered chain saw valued at $575 had been stolen from his Spring Creek Road residence.

An investigating officer named two men as suspects who are also suspects in many other recent thefts in the same area.

The chain saw was recovered Nov. 7 by the deputy and a Licking police officer at one of the suspects’ homes, and returned to the owner. The ATV was found Nov. 11 by the man’s grandson in a wooded area behind the man’s house. It reportedly had its ignition cut and removed.

Investigation continues.

•A 45-year-old man on Oct. 28 reported a burglary at his Dogwood Road residence at Mountain Grove.

The man told an investigating deputy that a Polaris ATV valued at $800 and several other items with a total value of $487 had been swiped. There are no suspects.

•A 26-year-old Mountain Grove man on Nov. 1 reported a burglary at his Dogwood Road residence.

The man told an investigating officer he had returned home and observed a man trying to climb into a window of a storage shed. The man stated he fired a gunshot into the air and the suspect fled on foot.

The deputy searched the area but didn’t locate the suspect.

Texas County Jail admissions

Nov. 13

Donald L. Crane Jr. – non-support

Nov. 14

Joshua A. Baldridge – driving while suspended resisting arrest

Michelle K. Houston – drug charge

Austin Strom – writ

Donna M. Hunter – probation violation

Nov. 15

Jeremy L. Shelton – harassment

Devin K. Cooper – felony escape from custody

Joshua R. Marr – 30-day shock

Michelle R. Neal – drug charge

Jesse Foreman – endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of firearm

Austin Woods – traffic violation

Michael Stevens – assault, property damage

Albert Croft – Wright County hold

Nov. 16

Patricia Hays – 30 days contempt of court

Alena Harcus – 30 days contempt of court

Stephanie Dann – possession of controlled substance 

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