SHERIFF

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

• A man called Dec. 28 to report that cows were starving on a neighbor man’s Pine Road property at Willow Springs.

An investigating officer determined the property didn’t belong to the man the caller named, and there were no cows at the location. Neighbors told the officer they had not heard of anyone by the name the caller gave.

• A deputy was dispatched at about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 28 regarding a report of a round bale of hay in the roadway at U.S. 63 and Highway B at Houston. The officer was able to move the bale off the roadway.

• A deputy responded at about 3 p.m. Dec. 28 to a report of a domestic dispute between a father and son at a Putter Road residence at Cabool.

The officer made contact with a 64-year-old man who lives there who said his 40-year-old son had gotten angry and was tearing up things in the house before going to a next door neighbor’s house. The officer spoke with the son and advised him to stay away from his father’s house because he was unwelcome there.

• A deputy responded Dec. 26 to a request to check the well-being of a man at a Shipp Drive residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with the man, 66, who said he was fine and stated that he and his wife had gotten into an argument earlier in the day and he was ignoring her calls.

• A deputy was dispatched at about 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24 regarding a report of trespassing at a U.S. 63 residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with two men there, who said a man in a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants had jumped the fence onto their property.

One man told the officer the issue has been ongoing and he wished to pursue charges against the suspect if caught. The other man told the officer the suspect sleeps in the basement of his home even though he isn’t supposed to be there, and that he is always gone when they try to confront him.

The deputy was unable to locate the suspect and advised the two victims to call if they see him again.

• A deputy was dispatched at about 9:15 p.m. Dec. 23 regarding a report of shots fired at a Highway C residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with a 26-year-old man who lives there who said a truck had pulled about half way down his driveway with its headlights on and a male driver. The man told the officer he was home alone with his 1-year-old daughter, so he retrieved a .243 caliber rifle from inside his house and went outside and fired one shot into the air. The man stated that the driver of the truck then fired three shots in his direction and then left.

The officer found a spent .243 shell on the ground where the man said he was standing when he fired his rifle. The officer looked closely at a vehicle next to where he had been standing and located what looked like a bullet hole on the passenger side near the rear tire.

Photographs were taken at the scene. There are no suspects, but investigation continues.

• A deputy responded to a request to check the well-being of an allegedly suicidal woman at a Roffe Drive residence at Houston.

The officer determined the woman actually lives in the St. Louis area and was fine.

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