SHERIFF BLOTTER

Here are investigations handled by the Texas County Sheriff's Department that were released during the last week. 

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

•A deputy was dispatched July 17 regarding a report of two abandoned vehicles at a Cooper Drive residence at Licking.

The officer made contact with a 36-year-old woman there who said the vehicles belonged to her daughter’s former boyfriend and she had been trying to get him to remove them for about four months. A computer check confirmed that the vehicles belonged to the man. They were towed from the scene.

•A deputy was dispatched July 11 regarding a report of a domestic disturbance, runaway juvenile and suicidal juvenile at a Hayes Drive residence at Houston.

Upon arrival, the officer observed a man and a boy in the yard yelling at each other. The officer separated the two and spoke to the man, 52, who stated the boy, 16, had shot a firework off in the direction of his sister, which caused a fight.

The man told the deputy the boy had run into the woods and threatened to kill himself. The officer made contact with the boy and asked if he had intentions of harming himself and he said he did.

The boy was transported to Texas County Memorial Hospital and transferred to a psychiatric facility for a 96-hour mental evaluation.

•On July 5, a deputy investigated a report of possible theft at a Highway 17 property at Summersville.

A 59-year-old woman there told the officer she believed diesel fuel had been swiped from a tank because the filter and pipe on top of it had been loosened. She named a 21-year-old Mountain View man as a suspect.

•On July 24, a deputy on patrol on Highway 181 in Cabool observed a white van traveling north that had no light illuminating its rear license plate.

The officer followed the van and observed both of its passenger side tires cross over the fog line. A traffic stop was conducted on Highway AD near Cessna Road.

After making contact with the driver, a 31-year-old Mountain Grove woman, the deputy determined her license was suspended. The officer asked the woman to come back to his patrol vehicle so he could speak with her and get out of the roadway.

At that point, the officer noticed a pocket knife in the woman’s front pocket and received permission to remove it. During further investigation, the woman told the officer she had some illegal items inside her bra.

She then handed over a syringe, spoon, empty plastic bags containing residue and a fairly large plastic bag containing a whole powdery substance that tested positive as methamphetamine.

The woman was taken to the Texas County Jail and the powder was sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol lab for testing. Once the results are obtained, a probable cause statement will be sent to the county prosecutor.

Texas County Jail admissions

July 30

Michael W. Malota – driving while revoked

Denver C. Gore – Carter County hold

Danile M. Noland – resisting arrest

Michael S. Longire – unlawful possession of firearm

July 31

Jason R. Large – driving while revoked

Alexandria N. Bennett – 6-day commitment

Denver Bumgardner – violence on DOC inmate

Aug. 1

Phillip Benson – driving while revoked

Lyndsey Moberly – possession of controlled substance

Aug. 2

Tyler Williams – DWI

Justin D. Dake – Willow Springs PD hold

Stormy D. Maxwell – Willow Springs PD hold

Arthur L. Huffman – stealing, driving while revoked

James T. Martin – 48-hour commitment

Aug. 3

Chad M. Arnold – 48-hour commitment

Rocky D. Morgan – possession of drug paraphernalia

Donna M. Garcia – possession of drug paraphernalia

Earl D. Sawyer – 96-hour commitment

Aug. 4

Thomas B. Lewis – DWI

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