Deputies responded to many calls in the county recently. 

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

•A deputy responded at about 4:30 p.m. May 6 to a report that a woman and her boyfriend were drunk and passed out on a riverbank on Bradford Road at Willow Springs, and that the woman’s two young girls were unattended at the river.

The officer was unable to locate the woman or the kids, but other people at the location said the kids’ grandfather had picked them up and that the woman and boyfriend had left, indicating they were headed for Arkansas. A Division of Family Services worker was contacted.

•A Licking woman reported at about 1:25 a.m. May 5 that her 16-year-old foster daughter had run away from a friend’s house on Highway B at Raymondville and hadn’t been seen in about an hour. An investigating officer found the girl walking along Highway 137 and returned her to her residence.

•A 56-year-old Licking woman called May 4 to report that a 34-year-old Licking man had been sending her text messages and she wanted him to stop. An investigating deputy advised both parties to stop contacting each other, and they said they would.

•A Division of Family Services requested assistance at a Pea Ridge Road residence at Cabool just after midnight May 5. Upon arrival, an investigating deputy found nobody at the location.

•At about 3:45 p.m. May 4, the Cabool Police Department requested a deputy to come to Cabool Elementary School.

Upon arrival, an investigating officer was advised that a woman had signed power of attorney over her child to two women and a man, and school officials didn’t know who to release the girl to. The girl reportedly chose to go home with one of the women. The Division of Family Services was contacted  review the situation.

•A Summersville man on May 5 reported that eight cows were in the yard of his Shannon Lane residence. An investigating deputy was unable to locate them.

•A 51-year-old Houston man on May 5 requested that a deputy come to his Hayes Drive residence because his 16-year-old daughter wouldn’t mind him.

The man told an investigating officer that he was leaving on a day trip and had given the girl the choice to go with him or to a friend’s house because she wasn’t allowed to stay home alone. The officer advised the man the matter was civil and he would have to work things out with his daughter.

•A 34-year-old Mountain Grove woman reported on May 4 that her John Deere tractor valued at $9,000 had been stolen.

The woman told an officer that a Houston man had agreed to buy the tractor and pay for it over a six-month period. She said the man has had the tractor since August 2015 and hasn’t yet paid anything toward owning it.

A report was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A 38-year-old Houston woman reported that a prowler was looking through the window of her Highway E residence.

The woman told an investigating officer that the prowler always shows up at 1:30 a.m. to look through her windows. The officer was unable to locate any sign of a prowler’s presence. The officer noted in a report that the ground around the woman’s home was wet and muddy from rain, but there were no visible footprints.

The woman also told the officer that when the prowler appears there’s always a diesel truck at the neighbor’s house with its lights on. The officer was unable to locate a diesel truck at the neighbor’s residence, or any tire tracks going to or from the property.

•A 57-year-old Willow Springs man reported on April 25 that someone had shot a window out of a farm truck at his Highway 137 residence.

An investigating officer observed that the window didn’t appear to have been shot out. The man then told the officer he had forgotten that the window had been knocked out when he was mowing the day before.

•A 63-year-old Elk Creek man reported on May 1 that a Taurus .45-caliber pistol, a holster and two bullet magazines had been stolen from his Malburg Drive residence.

Texas County Jail admissions

April 30

Crystal L. Hoylman – passing bad check

Colleen V. Mayes – forgery

May 1

Julio C. Martinez – 7-day commitment

May 2

Vernon D. Carmen – bond revoked

Jennifer M. Parker – tampering with motor vehicle

Kelly M. Ellison – 7-day commitment

May 3

Elizabeth E. Coppinger – unlawful possession for firearm, sexual misconduct, damage to jail

Bruce A. Batchelor Jr. – stealing

Bradley C. McKee – writ

Scotty G. Barham – stealing leased or rented property

May 4

Thomas C. Gilbreath Jr. – DWI, endangering welfare of a child

William French – non-support

Brandon L. Calhoun – passing bad checks

Earl T. Baker – 72-hour commitment

Faun E. Jackson III – assault

Julie A. Colvard – possession of controlled substance

Misty M. Bell – failure to appear

Jacob G. Thompson – failure to appear

May 5

Dewayne Patterson – Kansas City PD hold

William R. Hawkins – property damage, trespassing

May 6

Zachary C. King – Willow Springs PD hold

Wendell E. Harris – 24-hour commitment

Jeffrey A. Sodders – resisting or interfering with arrest

John J. Richards – burglary

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