The following are excerpts from just some of the reports recently generated by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department:
•A deputy on patrol in the Paddy Creek Wilderness Area observed a black Dodge pickup sitting near Green Lane.
The officer made contact with a man and woman there who said they were homeless and planned to camp for the night at the location. They said they had been foraging for food in the forest. The man stated they were waiting for his disability check and they would be fine and on their way.
The deputy gave the couple a Red Cross Disaster Relief Meal-in-a-Box and they accepted it graciously and began to eat right away.
•Deputies on Dec. 6 investigated a fight between four male inmates inside the Texas County Jail. A report was sent to the county prosecutor.
•A woman called Dec. 1 to report that her mother had texted her asking her to contact law enforcement because her 50-year-old son was trying to take her vehicle without permission at her Mineral Drive residence at Houston.
An investigating deputy made contact with the man at the location and he said he wasn’t trying to take anyone’s vehicle and that his mom had asked him to look for the cell phone in her vehicle. The officer then spoke with the mother and she said her son wasn’t trying to take her vehicle and she didn’t need law enforcement.
•An deputy was dispatched Dec. 1 regarding a report of a vehicle with no license plates in the roadway near a low water crossing at Gardner Road at Cabool. The officer was unable to locate it.
•A Division of Family Services investigator reported on Dec. 1 that a report of child abuse had been received. The DFS worker told an investigating deputy that an 11-year-old boy at a Cadle Road residence at Licking had needed to be seen at a hospital emergency room but his parents refused to take him there.
The officer made contact with the parents and they produced a release form from the ER where the child had been seen. The officer and the DFS worker walked though the parents’ home and it appeared clean and safe.
The boy’s father told the officer his former wife keeps calling DFS on him, just to “mess with” him.
•A deputy was dispatched Dec. 2 after a family member requested a well-being check of a 47-year-old man who was threatening to kill himself at a Highway 32 residence at Licking.
An investigating officer found that the back door to the residence was unlocked, so a search was conducted inside and nobody was found. The family was advised, and the residence was secured.
Christina M. Villarreal – parole warrant
Paxton M. Cox – assault, unlawful use of weapon
Silas R. Davis – driving while revoked
Tara K. Medlock – Dent County hold
Curtis Barton – stealing
William C. Cash – assault
Michael S. James – 24-hour commitment
Derick J. Cook – possession of controlled substance
Danny W. Tefteller – trespassing
Robert J. Terry – DWI
Jason C. Murphy – assault
Eugheni C. Belinschi – stealing, trespassing
David M. Klotz – 10-day hold
Jamie A. Bolden – assault
James L. Creed – possession of controlled substance
Baron K. Mallory – 24-hour commitment
Desiree N. Clark – Taney County hold
Richard C. Cruman – failure to appear
Baron K. Mallory – Wright County hold
Jonnie Clinton – 12-hour commitment
Tony D. Driskell – failure to appear