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

•A 51-year-old Plato woman reported on Jan. 3 that a woman who is a neighbor of her Highway AW residence had been tampering with her mailbox and leaving notes in it.

The woman told an investigating deputy the neighbor had also taken mail out of her mailbox and brought it to her door, and had sent several harassing texts, calling her a racist. Investigation is ongoing.

•Andrew T. Mathews, of 11789 Zimmerman St. in Cabool, was issued a citation for driving with a revoked license after a traffic stop on Highway MM at about 8:15 p.m. Jan. 14.

A deputy made the stop after observing a truck traveling without operational taillights. A computer check revealed that Mathews’ license was revoked. He was taken to jail, cited and released.

•On Jan. 8, a deputy investigated a report of the bodies of two dead cows that had lying for days in a field on a Holmes Road property at Cabool.

Upon arrival, the officer noticed that the smell was so bad it could be detected at several neighboring properties. Attempts to contact the 29-year-old man who owns the property failed.

•Louis V. Gregory, 57, of 17856 W. Highway 32 at Licking, was issued citations for driving without a valid license and failure to register a motor vehicle after a traffic stop on Highway 32 at about 10:05 p.m. Jan. 13.


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

•Jacob L. Murphy, 24, of 20590 Mount Olive Road at Mountain View, was arrested Jan. 13 for having an active Texas County warrant for reckless burning or exploding.

A deputy made the arrest while assisting a Summersville Police Department officer with a gas drive-off case at a Mount Olive Road residence. The officer received information that Murphy might be at the residence and located him hiding in a closet inside a camper at the property.

Murphy was taken to the Texas County Jail and held without bond on the capias warrant.

•A 79-year-old Willow Springs man reported on Jan. 10 that a Stihl chainsaw valued at $360 had been stolen out of a tractor at his Timberline Road residence.

Texas County Jail admissions

Jan. 13

Joshua R. Purcell – driving while revoked, possession of a controlled substance

Hunter T. Garrison – possession of a controlled substance

Teresa L. Zink – stealing

Jacob L. Murphy – reckless burning or exploding

Jan. 14

Ashley M. Clark – possession of a controlled substance

Weston M. Tabor – unlawful use of weapon

Katelyn V. Wood – bond revoked

Dustin L. Koenig – bond surrender, possession of a controlled substance

Bryan C. Pettijohn – writ

Andrew T. Mathews – driving while revoked

Jan. 15

Cody Jennings – non-support

Suzanne M. Burke – driving without a license

Shawn D. Sharp – possession of a controlled substance

John R. Tutor – during while revoked

Jan. 16

Calvin C. Cornelius – statutory rape, statutory sodomy

Leigh Ann McGaughey – stealing

William J. Breedlove – possession of a controlled substance

Kolton C. Morgan – stealing

Ginnipher M. Ming – possession of a controlled substance

Christina M. Becker – driving while revoked

Jan. 17

Joseph S. Spencer – writ

Andrew J. White – failure to appear

Billy J. Burke – 48-hour commitment

Travis J. Shelley – 48-hour commitment

William A. Denairo – DWI

Jan. 18

Daniel S. Cooley – possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance to a county jail

Shannon L. Brim – unlawful possession of firearm, tampering with a motor vehicle

Jan. 19

Jacques D. Stobbs – DWI, possession of a controlled substance

Emma M. Tanner – failure to appear

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