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

•A 57-year-old Licking man reported  Oct. 22 that a trailer valued at $1,000 and a power washer worth $200 had been stolen from his Iron Mine Road property. Investigation is ongoing.

•A 56-year-old woman reported Nov. 4 that a 37-year-old Elk Creek man had been dumping trash in her trash can, which was filling it up and that dogs were getting into it and scattering it on the ground.

An investigating deputy made contact with the man at his Highway H residence and he admitted to the trash dumping. The officer warned him that he would be cited if a similar report occurred.

•A 67-year-old Plato woman reported on Nov. 4 that a shed on her Highway AW property had been broken into and numerous items with a total value of $8,122.46 had been stolen. There are no suspects.

•Christopher R. Giller, 30, of 4137 Highway VV at Licking, was arrested Nov. 6 for having an active Texas County felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

A deputy who knew of the warrant made the arrest at Giller’s residence. He was taken to jail and held without bond on the capias warrant.

•A 62-year-old Cabool man reported on Nov.12 that on Oct. 23 he had attempted to buy a motor home listed on eBay by a seller in Michigan and that he had sent a wire transfer in the amount of $32,100 to an account provided by the seller.

The man told an investigating deputy that the seller’s account had been hacked and he was provided a fraudulent account number to send the money to and had not received the vehicle. He stated he contacted his bank to try to stop the transfer, but was not able.


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

The man said he had contacted the fraud departments at his bank and at eBay, and had completed an internet crime complaint form with the FBI.

•A deputy was dispatched to an Astoria Road residence at Mountain Grove on Nov. 13 regarding a report of a vehicle and several items being stolen from a 37-year-old man’s residence.

The officer made contact with a 46-year-old man and 22-year-old woman there who said they had left a Chevrolet pickup at the location in the morning and when they returned in the evening it was gone. The pair said there were numerous tools inside the truck.

The officer also spoke with the man who lives at the location, and he said five guns had been swiped from inside his truck.

The total value of the stolen goods was $12,220. Investigation is ongoing.

Texas County Jail admissions

Nov. 18

Steven C. Sanborn Jr. – non-support

David A. Kavanaugh – possession of controlled substance

Ronald W. Drumright – possession of controlled substance

Shawn A. Jeffers – possession of controlled substance, unlawful use of weapon

Christina K. Mauldin – driving while revoked

Nov. 19

Dustin Frasier – possession of controlled substance

Steven C. Sanborn – St. Robert PD hold

Gerald K. Farrow – driving while revoked

Nathan W. Brunk – assault, driving while revoked

Nov. 20

Tyler D. Langston – failure to appear

Neely Norris – stealing

William J. Keller – possession of controlled substance

Dawn D. Lord – possession of controlled substance

Nov. 21

Carl T. Davis – failure to appear

Christopher Wilkerson – tampering with a motor vehicle

Meghan Pringle – failure to appear

John L. Richardson – passing bad checks

Vernon S. Hill – careless driving

Nov. 22

Marissa Reams – warrants from Wright County, Howell County and Jasper County

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