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

•A deputy on Jan. 9 received information from an online source about a stolen gun that had been pawned at a Springfield pawn whop.

The serial number of the gun matched that of a Colt .357 magnum pistol valued at $400 that had been swiped from an Elk Creek woman in 1989. The officer contacted the pawn shop and put a hold on the gun and was to contact the woman.

•A 21-year-old Licking woman on Jan. 10 reported to Licking police that her vehicle had been taken from her Pigeon Creek Road residence without permission by a 22-year-old Imperial man. At about 10 p.m., LPD officers located the vehicle at Casey’s General Store in Licking and the man was arrested and taken to jail.

The vehicle owner came to the TCSD office and spoke to a deputy about the incident. She said she didn’t want to pursue charges.

•A deputy was dispatched Jan. 1 to a Varvel Road residence at Willow Springs after a 65-year-old man reported that someone had tried to rip the bumper off of his Ford pickup.

Sheriff's department blotter

Deputies from the Texas County Sheriff’s Department were called to several investigations in the last week.

Upon inspecting the truck, the officer determined that someone had likely struck a tree with it. The man then said he had let his son borrow the vehicle, and it didn’t have any damage before that. The man told the officer the son had been using the truck for work in the woods.

•While on patrol Jan. 1 on Highway U near Cabool, a deputy observed a white GMC truck in a residence’s yard with tire ruts leading to it.

The officer contacted the 46-year-old Cabool man who owns the vehicle and he said he had lost control of it and gone off the highway. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was contacted and the deputy secured the scene until a trooper arrived and took over the case.

•A 70-year-old Plato man reported on Jan. 2 that his 56-year-old former wife had stolen $546 from his checking account.

The man told an investigating officer that he and the woman had been divorced since Nov. 17 and she had written a check and cashed it even though she didn’t have a right to the account. A report was sent to the county prosecutor.

•A woman with the Dollar General store at Roby reported on Jan. 2 that a 24-year-old Roby man had opened a container of laundry pods and stolen 22 of them.

The woman told an investigating officer the man had been issued a verbal no trespass for the store and the surrounding property. She said she wanted the incident documented in case he didn’t comply.

•An anonymous person reported on Jan. 2 that a red Toyota Tacoma pickup had been seen on Barnes Road and German road that was thought to be the same truck involved in multiple burglaries in the area in 2018. An investigating deputy was unable to locate the vehicle.

Jail admissions

Jan. 5

Facunda Hernandez – DWI, no license

Jan. 6

Jennifer M. Parker – tampering with motor vehicle, stealing

Jan. 7

Paul F. Dodd – writ

Jared Routh – non-support

James L. Cox – assault, unlawful use of weapon

Johnie R. Williams – failure to appear

Jan. 8

Stacy L. Mendenhall – Maries County hold

Albert C. Croff – possession of controlled substance

Kenneth J. Hall – Phelps County hold

Jan. 9

Joshua A. Baldridge – DWI, driving while revoked

Eric S. Caswell – parole warrant

Larissa M. Easter – 30 days contempt of court

Laurie A. Iverson – no driver’s license, failure to stop at stop sign

Gary R. Ranft – drug possession

Taylor X. Owens – DWI, drug possession

Jan. 10

Christian Elders – assault

Casey J. Martin – passing bad check

David J. Starr – warrant

Zachary C. King – burglary

Francis Williams – DWI

Jan. 11

Tyrone F. Gilmore – warrant

Daniel S. Cook – assault

Zacherie Hern – possession of controlled substance

Jennifer Hendrix – forgery

Thomas W. Murphy – possession of controlled substance

Tyler J. Brock – 2-day commitment

Jan. 12

Toby A. Lee – DWI, speeding

Vicky D. Glaze – failure to appear

Jan. 13

Nathan C. Young – driving while revoked

Kenneth J. Manion – probation and parole

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