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

•A deputy investigated a reported burglary July 26 at a Highway 17 residence at Eunice.

A 34-year-old woman who lives there told the officer several items with a total value of $870 had either been swiped or damaged. She named a 48-year-old Houston man as a suspect, claiming they had recently ended a relationship and he had allegedly come to her house to get his things while she was at work.

•A 22-year-old woman on Aug. 3 reported a suspicious vehicle at an Elk Creek Drive residence at Elk Creek. Before an investigating officer arrived, the woman called back and said it was just a real estate agent and law enforcement wasn’t needed.

•A deputy on July 25 investigated a report of a stolen vehicle that was being stored at a Crossland Road location at Cabool. A 38-year-old Cabool woman who filed the report told the officer a man who owns the property thought the vehicle was abandoned and had it removed. She said the man was going to get the vehicle back and didn’t wish to pursue charges.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 12:45 a.m. Aug. 5 after a man reported someone shooting at his cattle at a Rainbow Drive property at Willow Springs.

The man told the officer a dark colored Jeep drove up to an empty rental house and then into a nearby field, and someone in the vehicle started shooting at cattle. The man said he stepped out of his house and yelled and the Jeep took off. He said he checked his cattle and found no injuries.

There are no suspects.

•Jeffrey A. Brooks, 34, of 8445 Mineral Drive at Houston, was arrested July 28 for having an active Texas County warrant for tampering with a motor vehicle.

The arrest was made at a Highway E residence where Brooks was staying, but reportedly not before he attempted to flee.

According to a report, two deputies arrived at the house at about 4 p.m., and made contact with a woman in the yard. While one of the officers was speaking to her, Brooks allegedly came out of the house and started walking away. When told to stop, he reported began running.

Sheriff's department blotter

Deputies from the Texas County Sheriff’s Department were called to several investigations recently.

One officer unsuccessfully deployed his taser, and Brooks continued to run. The second officer then reportedly pursued Brooks, and pulled out his taser and told him to stop or the weapon would be deployed. Brooks then stopped and laid flat on his back about 100 yards from the house.

He was taken to the Texas County Jail on the warrant arrest, and a probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking a felony resisting arrest charge.

•A woman called July 26 to request a well-being check on her mother at a Bell Road residence at Roby, where she reportedly lived with another woman. An investigating officer was unable to make contact with the woman, but determined she had left with her belongings the previous night and was headed to Florida to stay with her sister.

•A 23-year-old woman reported on Aug. 1 that a Bismarck, Mo., man who had been canoeing on the Jacks Fork River was missing.

The woman told an officer three people had been on the float trip, but only two showed up at the take-out location. The officer and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper checked all area river access points, but didn’t find the man.

At about 4 a.m., the deputy was advised that the man was at a cabin on County Road 9340. The officer responded to the cabin, and the man said he was fine. The officer gave him a courtesy ride to his vehicle at the Buck Hollow access.

•A 39-year-old Licking woman reported on Aug. 1 that someone had fired a shot from a vehicle close to her Bailey Road property.

The woman told an investigating deputy and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who also responded that the shot had been fired from a large red diesel truck. The officers were unable to locate it.

•A 56-year-old Licking man reported on July 29 that several items had been stolen from his U.S. 63 residence.

The man told an investigating officer that the swiped goods included a cast iron kettle and several parts from a 2001 Dodge truck inside a storage building (including three wheels, three tires and a tailgate). There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

July 29

Henry L. Pickett – warrant

July 30

Kasey A. Coffey – hindering prosecution of a felony

July 31

Davon A. Murphy – forgery

Hakeem Bell – forgery

James R. Brittain – writ

John W. Coffman – writ

Ryan L. Wolfe – assault

Seth Clark – possession of controlled substance

Aug. 1

Jerry W. Petry – driving while revoked

Aug. 2

Jessica L. Sedrick – Taney County warrant

John W. Akers – assault

Aug. 3

Shyola J. Snelson – writ

Krystal N. Base – possession of controlled substance

Austin J. Brown – possession of drug paraphernalia

Aug. 4

William W. Foster – DWI, minor in possession

Amanda D. Smith – assault

Zachariah T. Settles – tampering with motor vehicle

Ray C. Field – Lawrence County hold

Duane A. Spurgia – DWI

Aug. 5

William J. Floyd – DWI

Aug. 6

Amanda D. Spencer – burglary

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