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Wood County Sheriff’s Report February 22-28, 2017

Wood County Sheriff’s Report: February 22nd through February 28th, 2017

February 22nd

At 8:48 a.m., cows were reported out on 154 and FM 14 in Quitman.

At 8:49 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 69 near Muddy Creek in Quitman.

At 10:35 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a call on CR 4681 in Winnsboro and met with an EMS paramedic.  The paramedic stated that a 58 year old female had passed away at home.  An autopsy was not ordered as her death was ruled by the Justice of the Peace to be of natural causes.

At 12:01 p.m., deputies were dispatched to CR 3992 in Winnsboro regarding a harassment call.  The complainants reported that they were receiving harassing texts and Facebook messages from a known person.  This case has been forwarded to investigators for follow-up.

At 4:41 p.m., deputies were dispatched to CR 2174 in Quitman on a possible assault.  The reporting party stated that a family member had assaulted him during an argument regarding a theft that had occurred the previous day.  When the deputies interviewed the parties, each accused the other of the theft.   Investigators will follow-up on the theft and assault case.

At 4:57 p.m., deputies were dispatched to CR 3235 in Quitman.  The reporting party stated that she had caught a family member smoking marijuana in his room.  The subject admitted to smoking marijuana and deputies discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his room.  Brandon Lee Smith, 19, of Quitman was arrested for possession of marijuana.

At 5:14 p.m., a complainant came to the Sheriff’s Office to report an unauthorized transaction on her debit/credit card.  An unknown subject made an on-line purchase on her account.  Her bank will follow-up on the investigation.

At 8:05 p.m., cows were reported out on 154, 1 mile south of 515.

At 9:40 p.m., deputies were dispatched to CR 2950 in Alba on a domestic disturbance call.  The suspect was located outside of the home and the complainant stated that, in the course of an argument, the suspect pushed him.  The suspect was arrested for Class C Assault.

February 23rd

At 12:19 a.m., cows were reported out on CR 4150/2088.

At 9:22 a.m., the complainant came to the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office to report that she had purchased a graphics printer on EBay, but never received the printer.  She had sent 5 money orders totaling $4500.00.  Due to the fact that she sent the money to an address in Modesto, California and the offense occurred over the internet, the investigation will be handled by the Modesto Police Department.  Sheriff Castloo recommends that, when making any transactions on EBay, please verify that you are dealing with a reputable person and to check references.

At 2:47 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Alamosa Lane in Hawkins on a possible burglary call.  The door to the residence had been kicked in and the complainant reported a large amount of money was missing as well as an AK47 rifle.  Investigators will follow up on this case.

February 24th

At 12:20 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle in the area of FM 515 and CR 1885 driving at a high rate of speed and driving on the wrong side of the roadway.  The subject arrived at his residence as the deputy was attempting to make a traffic stop and so the deputy pulled in behind him.  Samuel Earle, 19, of Yantis was arrested for Driving while license invalid with previous conviction/suspension/without financial responsibility; DUI Minor and Open Container.

At 1:09 p.m., cows were reported out on Highway 154 in Quitman.

At 3:17 p.m., cows were reported out on Highway 69 in Alba.

At 6:10 p.m., cows were again reported out on Highway 69 in Alba.

At 7:03 p.m., mules were reported out on CR 2954 in Alba.

At 7:15 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a business on West Highway 154 regarding theft of property.  The complainant reported that the suspects broke into 3 of his machines and stole approximately $3,800.00.  The individuals were caught on video footage and one of the individuals has been positively identified.  The investigation is continuing.

At 9:56 p.m., a donkey was reported out on Highway 80.  Deputies put the donkey back into the pasture and fixed the fence so that it couldn’t get out again.

February 25th

At 1:55 a.m., cows were reported out on Highway 69/CR1610.

At 2:19 a.m., horses were reported out on Highway 154/FM 14.  The owner was contacted and the horses put back into the pasture.

At 9:37 p.m., a traffic stop was initiated on Highway 17 in Yantis.  The driver, Jody Luscomb, 50, of Yantis was taken into custody for Driving While License Invalid.

February 26th

At 12:41 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a burglary on Highway 37 South.  The complainant advised that an unknown person had taken multiple tools from a back room in his residence.  The value of these tools is approximately $300.00.

At 3:47 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 515.

At 5:24 p.m., cows were reported out on CR 2231.

At 5:40 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 779.

At 10:04 p.m., deputies were dispatched to FM 69 on a call regarding a possible Violation of a Protective Order.  It was determined that a valid protective order was in place and Daniel Johnson, 23, of Como was arrested for Violation of a Protective Order.

At 11:46 p.m., deputies were dispatched to FM 14 in Hawkins on a public intoxication call.  The subject stated that she didn’t want to call anyone to pick her up so Jennifer Maxson, 41, of Hawkins was arrested for Public Intoxication.

February 27th

At 1:21 p.m., cows were reported out on CR 2231 in Mineola.

At 7:22 p.m., deputies met with 2 complainants on Church Street in Winnsboro regarding an assault.  They reported that while they were driving with their young child in the car, a 3rd party drove erratically by following too closely and then pulling ahead and slamming on her brakes seemingly trying to cause an accident.  At one point, while the complainants tried to pass the other vehicle, the other driver pulled to the left causing contact between the cars.   The complainant then pulled off of the road and the 3rd party left the scene.  The suspect in this case has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

February 28th

At 12:29 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a report of a naked man walking in the roadway on C.R. 4249 in Winnsboro.  The subject, Kenny Ray Hass, 48, of Winnsboro was placed into custody for Disorderly Conduct.

At 1:01 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 2966 in Quitman.

At 1:06 p.m., deputies were dispatched to CR 1600 in Alba on a report of missing livestock.  The complainant reported a missing 3 year old Wagyu cow valued at $1800.00.  The cow has an ear tag and also a tattoo in her ear.  Investigators will follow-up.

At 7:16 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Holiday Villages in Quitman on an assault call.  The complainant reported that she went to her ex-husband’s residence and was assaulted by her ex-husband’s girlfriend.  Investigators will follow-up.

At 11:57 p.m., deputies were attempting to serve a felony warrant on FM 2088 in Winnsboro.  The subject was inside of the home, but another individual tried to prevent the deputies from entering and told them the wanted subject wasn’t at home.  Laura Blansett, 43, was arrested for Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution/Known Felon.

Author: Staff Reporter

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