Texas County deputies responded to several recent calls in the county.

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

•A deputy responded at about 10:20 p.m. March 7 after a woman reported that she came home and found the front door open and all the lights on at her Arthur Creek Drive residence at Licking.

The officer observed no evidence that the home had been ransacked. The 28-year-old man who owns the residence searched inside and didn’t notice anything missing.

The deputy noted that a problem with the front door staying shut was identified.

•A deputy responded at about 4:15 a.m. March 7 after a 48-year-old man reported that two men in an RV were trespassing on his Hidden Valley Drive property at Licking.

Upon arrival, the officer observed an RV with its front door open, but nobody was found inside. The officer searched the area and didn’t find anyone who might have been in the RV.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 5:50 p.m. March 6 regarding a report of a domestic assault occurring inside a green truck at a Northview Lane trailer park at Houston.

Upon arrival, the officer made contact with a man and woman in the truck. The woman told the officer she hadn’t been assaulted, but was having seizures and was OK and that she needed to get home to take her medication. 

The man told the officer he would be taking her home and an ambulance wasn’t needed.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 1:15 a.m. March 6 regarding a report of a banging sound at a Freedom Road residence at Willow Springs.

Upon arrival, the officer made contact with a man who said he was attempting to fix his truck so he didn’t miss work the next day. The man said he was putting a wheel back on the vehicle and would then be done.

•A deputy responded March 5 to a report of a possible assault at a Highway 181 residence at Cabool.

The officer made contact with a woman there who said her 42-year-old daughter keeps hearing things and needed help. The woman told the officer that her daughter keeps saying that her mother and father are trying to kill her.

The officer noted that the daughter appeared to be having a conversation with herself in her room. When the officer entered the room, the daughter stated her mother and father were trying to kill her. She stated that an electronic device was in her room and she could hear them talking about how they would kill her.

The officer was unable to locate such a device. The officer asked the daughter if she would be willing to have a 96-hour mental evaluation done. She said, “yes,” and that she thought her medication might be to blame for her behavior. She was taken by ambulance to a hospital in West Plains.

•An officer was dispatched just after midnight March 5 regarding a report of a vehicle blocking Brushy Creek Road at Houston.

Upon arrival, the officer observed a silver Lincoln LS with no license plates and all its doors locked blocking the roadway in such a way that the officer couldn’t get around it. A computer check of the vehicle’s VIN revealed it belonged to a Washington (Mo.) man.

The officer made contact with a man who lives nearby and he said he knew the vehicle’s owner but didn’t know how to contact him. The man stated that the vehicle’s owner stated it was out of gas and he was going to leave it in the road. The man said the vehicle’s owner was on drugs when he left his house.

The area was searched but the vehicle’s owner wasn’t located. The deputy had the vehicle towed to clear the roadway.

•A 45-year-old Plato man called at about 6:10 p.m. March 4 to report a dead woman with a gunshot wound to the head behind the Jackson Cemetery on Flat Rock Road at Bucyrus.

An investigating officer made contact with the man and a 67-year-old woman at the location who said they were relatives of the deceased woman. The female relative told the officer the deceased woman had gone for a walk and they went looking for her when she hadn’t returned for several hours.

The officer was shown where the woman’s body was and a .22-caliber Taurus pistol was found under her hands. The deputy observed that the entry wound appeared to have muzzle burn on it, which is consistent with the barrel of a gun touching the skin.

Texas County Coroner Marie Lasater was contacted; she didn’t find any evidence of foul play and ruled the death a suicide.

Texas County Jail admissions

March 12

Tina M. Dow – assault

March 13

Michelle K. Houston – MDOC hold

James L. Boyer – non-support, Wayne County hold

Marcia A. Bailey – possession of controlled substance

Ryan W. Freeman – driving while suspended

March 14

Alison L. Burton – Wright County hold

Louie D. Mowan – possession of controlled substance

Silas R. Davis – driving while revoked

Teresa G. Lund – financial exploitation

March 15

Byron K. Dugger – burglary, possession of controlled substance

Jessica Angelico – 24-hour commitment

Parish L. Gale – Wright County hold

Nicolas R. Yarbor – burglary, tampering with motor vehicle

Sara N. Pullen – Willow Springs PD hold

Brandi K. Masters – assault, trespassing

James W. Fithen – tampering with motor vehicle

Charles M. Hill – possession of controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child

Britney L. Calton – possession of controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child

Tyler J. Marsh – possession of controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child

March 16

Adam K. Garrett – writ

Jason K. Loman – writ

Toni K. Lederle-Elmer – 48-hour commitment

Brandon Cross – DWI (persistent offender)

March 17

Patrice H. Hill – tampering with motor vehicle

Gabriel M. Yocum – Douglas County hold

March 18

Ashley R. Collins – stealing

Ricky Feary – Dent County hold

Austin A. Snyder – failure to appear

Dustin H. Fithen – drug charges

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