A Houston man was is charged in a Houston burglary investigation. 

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

•A deputy responded at about 3 p.m. Dec. 6 after a 26-year-old man reported that his 26-year-old girlfriend had threatened him and their 9-month-old child at their Stone Ridge Drive residence at Mountain Grove.

Upon arrival, the officer spoke with both parties involved and then smelled a strong odor of marijuana. After an investigation the woman – Sativa C. Hale – was arrested for possession of marijuana. She was taken to the Texas County Jail for a 12-hour hold period.

•A 35-year-old Success man reported on Dec. 6 that guns, clothing and cash of unreported value had been stolen from his Highway 17 residence. Investigation continues.

•A woman on Dec. 9 came to the TCSD office with her 14-year-old daughter and a cell phone.

The woman told an officer the phone belonged to a classmate of the girl and she had been using it to contact men on Facebook. The officer reported finding nothing of evidentiary value on the phone, and it was returned to its owner.

The girl is reportedly already on juvenile probation and meet with her juvenile officer to discuss the behavior.

•A 33-year-old Mountain Grove man reported on Dec. 3 that his former wife had been following he and his girlfriend around to many places, including church where she allegedly sat right behind them. The man claimed he and the girlfriend felt intimidated and harassed.

An officer advised him to look into an ex-parte against his former wife.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 4:40 p.m. Dec. 8 regarding a suicidal woman at a Highway AW residence at Plato.

The officer made contact with the woman, 52, and she denied wanting to hurt herself, but said she was extremely upset about her husband buying a German shepherd a few days earlier and that the dog was a chicken killer. An ambulance crew arrived and checked on her. and the man and woman were advised of the 12-hour no-contact rule.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 6:45 p.m. Dec. 6 regarding a report of a domestic disturbance at a Ware Road residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with a 49-year-old man who lives there who said his stepdaughter was high on drugs and threatened to kill him. The man told the officer the suspect was in a shed on the property.

The officer made contact with the stepdaughter, 24, who was angry and yelling at the officer. The officer observed a pie plate with marijuana in it and the woman – Maia K. Mannin – was arrested for possession of marijuana. She was taken to the Texas County Jail for a 12-hour hold period.

•A 51-year-old Houston woman reported on Dec. 4 that she had been raped by her 54-year-old brother in either last April or May.

The woman told an investigating officer her brother lives in Illinois but was at the time living with she and her husband at their Raymondville residence. During an interview, the woman told an officer she had gotten out of the hospital and was heavily sedated on medication when her brother came into her room and took advantage of her.

An officer noted in a report that the woman had reported being raped on Jan 1, 2015, but a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation determined the claim was unfounded. Investigation continues.

•On Nov. 27, a deputy was advised that a male inmate in the Texas County Jail had attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell.

Upon arrival, the officer observed the inmate, 26, of Willow Springs, unresponsive and being loaded onto an ambulance gurney.

The inmate was taken to Texas County Memorial Hospital for treatment, and then transferred to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for a brief check-up before being released back into TCSD custody.

The deputy reported that the inmate had torn a towel into strips and wrapped it around hand bars near a toilet. He was reportedly found by jailers, who removed the makeshift noose. Several suicide notes written to various people were found in the man’s cell.

•A deputy responded at about 5:15 p.m. Nov. 26 to a report of two men tampering with a vehicle at an apartment complex on U.S. 63 at Licking.

The officer made contact with a woman who lives there who said the men were beating on a silver truck parked two apartments down. The officer looked at the truck and observed no damage.

The woman told the officer neighbors in the apartment upstairs from the truck had yelled at the men to get them to quit. The officer made contact with the neighbors, who had been in bed asleep and had no idea what was being referred to.

The officer reported that the woman appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance, and that she appeared agitated and made many jerky movements.

•Texas County 911 called at about 4:20 p.m. Nov. 26 and reported that a woman at a Shipp Drive residence at Licking had called and stated she didn’t know where she was.

An investigating officer made contact with the woman and her husband who said she had taken too much cough medicine and woke up frightened.   

Texas County Jail admissions

Dec. 5

Brett Hall – Butler County hold

Orval K. Clark – 5-years MDOC

Bradley C. McKee – non-support

Tyler R. Barnett – traffic violations

Kari D. Young – drug charges

Dec. 6

Lucas L. McGaugh – 72-hour commitment

Dec. 7

Shane L. Briggs – burglary

Joshua D. Eisenhauer – 3-day commitment

Leonard L. Martin – possession of controlled substance

Dec. 9

Lucas L. McGaugh – drug charges

Byron K. Dugger – possession of controlled substance

John A. Clapper – possession of controlled substance, tampering with evidence

Chance I. Gale – 48-hour commitment

Jessica S. Kelly – Jefferson County hold

Dec. 10

Michael J. Gerdes – failure to appear

Tyler J. Brock – stealing

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