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

•A 64-year-old Licking woman reported on Nov. 7 that her wallet had been stolen from her purse at her Shafer Road residence.

The woman told an investigating deputy that she believed the culprit was a Houston woman or an Edgar Springs woman who had both stayed for the night. The woman said there was no cash in the wallet and she had cancelled all her credit cards. Investigation continues.

•A 62-year-old Licking woman reported on Oct. 24 that a shop building on her Dalton Drive property had been broken into and several hunting bows and equipment for them had been swiped.

The woman told an investigating officer that a lock to the building had been cut and was lying on the ground. The total value of the stolen goods was $2,899.

•A deputy was dispatched Oct. 24 to Wehr Ford at Mountain Grove regarding a report of forgery.

The officer manager at the dealership reportedly told the officer two fake checks had been cashed on the business’ account at Great Southern Bank in Springfield. Both of the bad checks were cashed by the same man, and were each for $2,283.67. Another man reportedly tried to cash a third fake check for $2,583.67, but it was declined.


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

A deputy noted that the Springfield Police Department wouldn’t take the case.

•Diane M. Thomas, 44, of 617 Lance Lane at Willow Springs, was arrested Dec. 1 for having four active Texas County warrants. A deputy made the arrest after being dispatched regarding a report of a woman stranded and walking along U.S. 60 at Mountain Grove.

The officer made contact with the woman – Thomas – and a computer check revealed the warrants. She was taken to jail.

•Jacob J. Higginbotham, 28, of 16464 Forrest Drive in Houston, was issued a citation for fourth-degree domestic assault after allegedly hitting a 32-year-old woman in the face during an incident on Oct. 23 Morton Road.

•Larissa M. Easter, 25, of 13507 Success Road at Success, was arrested Nov. 23 for having and active Greene County felony warrant for a probation violation.

A deputy made the arrest after traveling to Easter’s residence at about 10:50 p.m. after she requested a well-being check on her fiancé. The deputy made contact with her and a computer check revealed the warrant. She was taken to the Texas County Jail.

Texas County Jail admissions

Dec. 3

Hazel M. Green – possession of controlled substance

Julie A. Colvard – possession of controlled substance, resisting arrest

David T. Korrok – Audrain County hold

Kevin W. Sartor – failure to register as sex offender, parole violation

Dec. 4

Bobby R. Helms – sex offender within school

Eric Caswell – assault

William Collins – possession of controlled substance

Blade M. Johnson – failure to appear

Eric Buell – assault

Dec. 5

Justin Martin – careless and imprudent driving, resisting arrest

Joshua D. Carman – assault

Dec. 6

Ryan D. Pettitt – stealing motor vehicle

Travis E. Dooley – writ

Michael E. Cooper – driving while suspended

Brynna M. Chambers – stealing

Dec. 7

Chad L. Cooper – 48-hour commitment

Daniel R. Lasort – stealing, driving while suspended

Kyle D. Akers – fraud

Dec. 8

Roy D. Atkinson Jr. – failure to appear

Morgan B. Elmore – possession of controlled substance, traffic offenses.

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