Authorities are investigating several crimes in the county.

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

•A deputy was dispatched Sept. 26 regarding a report of a horse being shot and killed in a field in a property on Highway 17 at Summersville.

A 55-year-old woman who lives there told the officer the horse was one of several that had recently been moved to the field, which is next to the roadway. She said neither she nor her neighbors had heard a gunshot in quite a long time. There are no suspects.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 4:40 p.m. Sept. 20 after a woman reported having a verbal argument with her teenage son at her Business 60 residence at Cabool. The woman told the officer the dispute hadn’t gotten physical, but she didn’t want it to escalate.

•A 62-year-old man came to the TCSD office Sept. 29 to report a 56-year-old man was keeping him off of his property near Eunice.

An investigating officer made contact with the 56-year-old man and he said he wasn’t keeping the other person off of his property, but that there was a dispute over property lines. The officer advised the men that the property line matter was civil.

•A 52-year-old man prorated on Sept. 25 that someone had been “spotlighting” in the area of Highway Y and Harlow Road and that he had four 600-pound cows shot within the past three days. A Missouri Department of Conservation agent was contacted and confirmed that there had been several reports of a spotlight in that area. Investigation continues.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 9 a.m. Sept. 27 after a 64-year-old woman reported a vicious dog at her Foster Road residence at Houston, and requested that a deputy put it down.

Upon arrival, the officer observed the dog tied up on the front porch. The officer reported that the dog showed no aggression and petted it freely. The woman reportedly wouldn’t come out of the house to talk to the officer, and the officer advised her he wouldn’t shoot her dog.

•A deputy was dispatched at about 6 a.m. Sept 21 regarding a possible school threat at Summersville School. Upon arrival, the officer was advised by a Summersville police officer that the threat wasn’t serious and was handled.

•A 65-year-old Cabool woman reported on Aug. 30 that her 30-year-old son had stolen her vehicle from her U.S. 63 residence.

After questioning the woman, an investigating officer determined the son had been driving the car for about two months with her permission. About an hour later, the vehicle was found broke down in Pulaski County, and the woman was contacted to come pick it up.

•A deputy was dispatched Sept. 27 regarding an abandoned truck blocking a gate to a driveway on Sand Hollow Road at Houston.

The truck’s owner was determined to be a 36-year-old Houston woman, and attempts to contact her were unsuccessful. The truck was towed to a lot in Houston.

•A Bucyrus woman reported on Sept. 27 that her Highway FF residence had been broken into and numerous items with a total value of $4,460 had been stolen. There are no suspects.

•A woman reported on Sept. 4 that a residence on Mounty Drive at Licking had been broken into and numerous items with a total value of $4,325 had been stolen. The woman named several people as possible suspects.

•A deputy was dispatched Sept. 7 regarding a report of a theft at a Highway AW residence at Plato.

A 48-year-old woman who lives there told the officer numerous items of jewelry had been swiped, with a total value of $7,058. A 55-year-old Plato man is a suspect, and a probable cause statement seeking charges against him was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A deputy responded Sept. 21 to a report of a theft at a Murr Road residence at Cabool.

A 63-year-old man who lives there told the officer a thermos and a tin cup had been swiped. He stated he has had his house broken into several times and thought a kid was the culprit due to what was stolen each time.

But he also told the officer he came home recently and saw a 52-year-old Cabool man he has had issues with crawling out of a window in his house. Investigation continues.

•A 44-year-old Bucyrus woman reported on Sept. 25 that 12 head of cattle with a total value of $18,000 were missing from her Lynch Drive property. There are no suspects.

Texas County Jail admissions

Sept. 25

Shane Waldorf – failure to appear

Silas R. Davis, driving while revoked

Brandi R. Morgan – Carroll County hold

Tabitha Cathcant – warrants in Douglas, Jefferson, St. Clair counties

Jason R. Large – non-support (Phelps County)

Sarah J. Tow – DWI

Sept. 26

Joseph S. Spencer – warrant

Anthony J. Jones – driving while revoked

Clarence L. Hall – driving while revoked, resisting arrest

Nicholas E. Berriault – assault, armed criminal action

Sept. 27

Naomi R. Damon – failure to appear

Caleb R. Buckner – 6-hour commitment

Sept. 28

James L. Hatcher – Phelps County hold

Darren T. Walp – house for Wright County

Parish L. Gale – drug possession, resisting arrest, Wright County hold

Sept. 29

Brent A. Lambert – parole violation

Benjamin Hickox Jr. – peace disturbance

Richard E. Ziesman – Cole County hold

Sept. 30

Luke T. Riley – Mountain View PD hold

Oct. 1

Brett C. Hanson – Rolla PD hold

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