Authorities are investigating the theft of vehicles in the county. 

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

•A deputy was dispatched at about 12:20 a.m. Nov. 11 regarding a suicidal man at a Highway B residence at Raymondville.

A woman had reported that the man, 24, had sent her text messages indicating he was going to kill himself, including photos of a Mossberg shotgun he intended to shoot himself with. When the officer arrived, he observed the man sitting in a truck with the shotgun leaning against the bed.

The man reported got out of the truck and refused to comply with commands to put his hands up. The man then moved toward the gun and officers tased him. He was taken into custody and placed on a 24-hour hold pending a judge signing a 96-hour commitment.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was called in to assist at the scene. No charges are being sought.

•A deputy on Nov. 14 investigated a reported burglary at a Valley Dale Drive residence at Plato.

A 34-year-old man who owns the home told the officer he had been gone for four days and when he returned he found that several items with a total value of $6,200 were missing.

There are no suspects.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 7:50 p.m. Nov. 16 to assist the Houston Police Department on Industrial Drive after a woman had locked her two children inside her car.

The deputy was called in because he had tools to make entry into a locked vehicle. The deputy successfully opened the vehicle’s door without causing any damage and got the kids out.

•A 77-year-old man reported on Nov. 19 that his 1989 GMC pickup valued at $3,500 had been stolen.

Missouri State Highway Patrol officers located the truck Nov. 22 on Jacks Fork Hill on Highway 137. It was towed to a lot into Houston, and the owner was told he could pick it up there.

There are no suspects.

•A 66-year-old Mountain Grove man reported on Nov. 20 that his 2001 GMC pickup truck (valued at $2,000) had been stolen from his Strain Drive residence. The man stated two guns and several tools had been inside the vehicle.

The vehicle was recovered Nov. 21 on Austin Lake Road at Mountain Grove. On Nov. 22, the Mountain View Police Department reported that a vehicle had been recovered that was reported stolen in a different Texas County case, and that two guns were found inside it matching the description of the man’s missing firearms.

•An male inmate in the Texas County Jail reported on Nov. 22 that another male inmate had stolen his drinking cup.

The victim said he been let out of his cell for a one-hour recreation period and the suspect swiped his cup while he was out. A report was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A Mountain Grove man reported on Nov. 22 that his 1998 Chevrolet pickup (valued at $8,000) had been stolen from his Mount Zion road residence. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

Nov. 17

Mary Jane West – stealing

Vance O. Lane – assault

Mallory R. Buell – driving without a license

Adam E. Smith – possession of controlled substance

Nov. 18

Cody E. Hall – DWI, leaving scene of a motor vehicle accident

Nov. 19

Scotty G. Barham – stealing rented property

Jennifer D. Hendrix – failure to appear (assault)

Nov. 20

Stanley E. Cornman – possession of controlled substance

Nov. 21

Orion D. Wickert – assault, tampering with witness

Clarence L. Hall – driving while revoked

Joshua D. Eisenhauer – 5-day commitment

Alexus N. Henson – Pulaski County hold

Christopher White – Christian County hold

Sterling L. Moore – parole violation

Dandy J.M. Nettles – possession with intent

Nov. 23

Tyler J. Smith – possession of controlled substance

Jeremy L. Shelton – harassment

Ryan D. Thompson – parole warrant

Nov. 24

Brittany L. Scrivener – Greene County hold

Tanya A. Harris – 48-hour shock

Nov. 25

Ryan D. Burns – Platte County hold

Nicholas W. Berriault – 48-hour shock

Chance I. Gale – 48-hour commitment

Nov. 26

Christopher Daugherty – failure to appear

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