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 68-year-old woman reported on Jan. 28 that a suspicious vehicle was parked at her church on Amber Drive in Houston.

An investigating officer observed an extended cab Chevrolet pickup with Arkansas plates in the church’s parking lot. While the officer was looking over the truck, a woman stepped out of the next door house and said the vehicle had run out of gas and would be moved the next morning.

•A 30-year-old Houston woman on Jan. 27 requested a well-being check of her children at a Van Cleve Drive residence at Licking. A responding deputy went to the location and nobody was home.

•A 55-year-old Cabool woman reported at about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 28 that her 17-year-old daughter was “out of control” at their Bado Road residence.

The woman stated the girl hat hit her and turned over a table. The girl was taken to the Texas County Jail for a 12-hour safekeeping period.

•An anonymous male caller reported on Jan. 28 that he hadn’t seen an adult at a man’s Freedom Road residence at Willow Springs and he believed that children were there.

An investigating officer made contact with a 37-year-old man who lives at the house who showed the officer his three children. The officer observed that the kids were playing at the time and seemed fine.

•A 70-year-old Hartshorn man reported on Jan. 25 that two chainsaws with a total value of $500 had been stolen from the garage at his Highway KK residence.

The man told an investigating deputy he suspected two Summersville brothers, ages 38 and 33, and a 40-year-old Houston woman. The officer went to the brothers’ Highway 17 residence and made contact with one of them, and he denied the theft.

The officer observed that neither saw was in the home’s garage, and the man showed the officer an old saw he had in his truck and stated if they had swiped the good ones he wouldn’t be using the old one.

•A 37-year-old Willow Springs man reported on Jan. 27 that his 33-year-old girlfriend was drunk and had assaulted him at his Freedom Road residence.

When an investigating deputy arrived, the woman was gone and the man said he didn’t want to press charges. The officer didn’t observe any marks on the man from the alleged assault.

•A Houston man of unreported age called on Jan. 26 to report that a man had just been in the yard of his U.S. 63 residence and swiped a T-shirt from a clothesline.

An investigating deputy and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper searched the area and on Buck Hollow Lane, but were unable to locate the suspect.

•A woman of unreported age called Jan. 26 to report that her dog had been barking most of the night at her Buffalo Road residence at Licking.

An investigating officer and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper searched the property and an adjacent property (including buildings, sheds and an abandoned house) but found nobody or anything out of place or suspicious.

•A deputy responded on Jan. 27 to a report of shoplifting at the Dollar General store at Roby.

A female employee at the store told the officer a woman had been there the day before and swiped several items. The employee gave the officer the license plate number of the suspect’s car, and a computer check revealed it belonged to a Plato man.

The officer went to the man’s Slabtown Road residence and a woman answered the door. She denied the shoplifting accusation, but the officer determined she had an active Texas County warrant for assault.

The woman – Susan E. Brown, 40, of 13605 Slabtown Road at Plato, was arrested and taken to jail.

Texas County Jail admissions

Jan. 21

Amanda S. Turner – failure to appear (stealing)

Jan. 22

Randy L. Nash – non-support

Jan. 23

Randy L. Nash – trespassing, resisting arrest

Derick J. Cook – 48-hour shock

Jan. 25

Darlene A. Chappell – Dent County hold

Casie L. Koenig – 48-hour commitment

Cole S. Lancaster – 48-hour commitment

Darren L. Bussard – driving while revoked

Justin B. Williams – burglary

Kelly D. Williams – possession of controlled substance

Jan. 27

Susan E. Brown – assault, resisting

Randy L. Nash – Franklin County hold

Jeffery A. Brooks – Crawford County hold

Jan. 28

George E. Cochran – non-support

Cole S. Lancaster – Hartville PD hold

Sherod D. Bittle – 48-hour commitment

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