County deputies responded to calls for assistance during the last week. 

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

•A deputy responded Dec. 9 to a report of a dead cow in a ditch on Emery Road at Bucyrus.

The officer observed a dead cow (about 600 pounds) that had been partially butchered, with its loins and hind quarters gone.

Photos were taken of the animal, but where it had been butchered was undetermined. The officer saw many dairy cattle in an adjacent field, but none were the same breed as the dead cow. Investigation continues.

•A man reported on Dec. 12 that a 1998 Land Rover he owns had been parked at his mother-in-law’s U.S. 63 residence and was missing.

The man told an officer he had been away for a week and the vehicle was gone when he returned. He gave the name of a man who the residence is rented from and the officer contacted him.

The landlord said the vehicle’s owner’s name was not on the lease, and he had told him three times to move the vehicle because the lease stated no derelict vehicles were allowed. The landlord said he had the Land Rover towed.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 10:30 p.m. Dec. 15 regarding a report of trespassing at a Dixon Road residence at Licking.

Upon arrival, the officer observed that the gate at the entrance to the property was closed and nobody appeared to be home.

•An officer was dispatched to the Plato Schools campus at about 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 regarding a report of two drunk minors. Before the officer arrived, he was informed he was no longer needed.

•On Dec. 15, a deputy was contacted by a Mountain Grove police officer regarding a burglary at a Highway AM residence.

A woman who is caretaker of the residence stated that several items with a total value of $1,075 had been stolen from a shed on the property. The woman provided video that showed a man breaking in and removing the items. A Mountain Grove PD officer identified the suspect as a 43-year-old man who had been dealt with in the past.

A report was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A deputy on Dec. 15 investigated a report of a dead cow at a Burton Branch road property at Bucyrus.

A man who owns the property told the officer a cowhide had been found and that it wasn’t from a cow he owned. The man stated a calf had been shot and butchered in the same location a week earlier.

Investigation continues.

•A 55-year-old woman reported on Dec.15 that multiple items with a total value of $1,050 had been swiped from her Shafer Road property at Licking. There are no suspects.

•A man called Dec. 14 and stated he was out of town but had been told cows were on his Lundy Road property at Houston. Upon arrival, an investigating officer observed that the cows’ owner was at the location trying to get them back onto his property.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 11:40 p.m. Dec. 8 to assist an ambulance crew with a suicidal woman at a residence at Summersville.

The officer made contact with a man who lives there who stated his wife had come into the bedroom holding a rifle and said he should take it from her before she shot herself. She was transported by ambulance to a hospital in West Plains.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 4:35 a.m. Dec. 8 regarding a report of a prowler at a Kelly Road residence at Raymondville.

A woman who lives there told the officer she heard something on the deck of her house. The officer was unable to locate a suspect.

Texas County Jail admissions

Dec. 10

Michael J. Gerdes – failure to appear

Dec. 11

Jay A. Gann – driving while revoked

Esther M. Gannikribble – passing bad checks

Christopher M. Belcher – Dent County hold

Dec. 12

James E. Denny – driving while revoked, speeding

David L. Cook – writ (to appear before judge)

Lyndall C. Shive – writ

Jeffery W. Watts – writ

Jenny N. Bates – house for Dent County

Craig S. Davis – house for Dent County

Dec. 13

Tyler Barnett – driving while revoked

Dec. 14

Sherry Hunter – burglary

Jared Routh – failure to appear

Dec. 15

Pamela K. Hendrix – 24-hour commitment

Carlton J. Curtis – non-support

Dec. 16

Matthew K. Randall – stealing motor vehicle

Ronald J. Fleming Jr. – failure to appear, probation and parole warrant

Chance I. Gale – 48-hour commitment

John E. Keller – traffic violations

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