Wood County Sheriff’s Report For Aug. 7-13, 2019

August 7

  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2377 near Alba, at approximately 12:40 a.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies checked the building and it was secure.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 1670 near Alba, at approximately 12:40 a.m., in reference to a disturbance. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and cleared the incident.
  • At 7:05 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 515 near Winnsboro.
  • At 8:12 a.m., cows were reported out on County Road 2754 near Mineola.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Bermuda St. in Quitman, at approximately 9:03 a.m., in reference to an incident. Benjamin Williams, 42, of Quitman, was arrested for an outstanding warrant and false drug test falsification device.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 3875 near Mineola, at approximately 12:40 p.m., in reference to theft. A known actor stole the reporting party’s bank card. This case is active.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 2869 near Hawkins, at approximately 1:13 p.m., in reference to criminal trespass. Jessica Lee, 32, of Tyler, was arrested for criminal mischief and assault causes bodily injury- family violence.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 778 near Quitman, at approximately 1:31 p.m., in reference to burglary. Actors, or actors unknown, stole several items from the reporting party’s storage unit. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 3:40 p.m., in reference to fraud on County Road 2696 near Hawkins. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 1681 near Alba, at approximately 7:38 p.m., in reference to a dispute. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 9:39 p.m., in reference to shots fired on Highway 154 near Yantis. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.

August 8

  • Deputies were dispatched to Highway 80 near Mineola, at approximately 5:41 a.m., in reference to shots fired. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 11:15 a.m., in reference to terroristic threat on Greenbriar Trail near Hawkins. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 3590 near Winnsboro, at approximately 11:34 a.m., in reference to a dispute. Deputies located the individuals and determined this was a civil matter.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Green Mesa Lane near Hawkins, at approximately 1:47 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 3:17 p.m., in reference to a scam on County Road 2220 near Mineola. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Kickapoo near Quitman, at approximately 4:03 p.m., in reference to a dispute. Deputies located the individuals and determined this was a civil matter.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2290 near Mineola, at approximately 5:34 p.m., in reference to a reckless driver. Deputies located the vehicle and everything was OK.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 1616 near Alba, at approximately 6:06 p.m., in reference to a disturbance. Parties were separated for the night.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 8:53 p.m., in reference to criminal trespass on County Road 2110 near Quitman. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to FM 2088 near Winnsboro; at approximately 9:58 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to make contact with the individual.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to FM 312 near Winnsboro; at approximately 9:58 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to make contact with the individual.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 10:31 p.m., in reference to a suspicious person on County Road 1427 near Quitman. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.

August 9

At 12:28 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 2869 near Hawkins.

  • At 12:42 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 2225 near Quitman.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on FM 2225 near Yantis; at approximately 4:37 a.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 3420 near Hawkins, at approximately 8:37 a.m., in reference to criminal trespass. Deputies issued Criminal Trespass Warnings and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4560 near Winnsboro, at approximately 9 a.m., in reference to a disturbance where an assault occurred. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 10:24 a.m., in reference to terroristic threat on County Road 2281 near Mineola. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to Morris Avenue in Quitman; at approximately 11:06 a.m. Rocky Hoffman, 32, of Quitman, was arrested for outstanding warrants.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 3590 near Hawkins, at approximately 3:12 p.m., in reference to theft. A known actor stole several items from the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2110 near Quitman, at approximately 3:40 p.m., in reference to criminal trespass. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 5:38 p.m., in reference to a possible road rage incident on Highway 154 near the Upshur county line. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 852 near Winnsboro, at approximately 6:24 p.m., in reference to a disturbance. Parties were separated for the night.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4830 near Winnsboro, at approximately 8:14 p.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies made contact with the homeowner and determined it was an accident.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 9:23 p.m., in reference to an assault that occurred on Highway 154 near Yantis. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

August 10

  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4560 near Winnsboro, at approximately 10:53 a.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was OK.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Kickapoo near Quitman, at approximately 12:34 p.m., in reference to terroristic threat. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • At 2:22 p.m., cows were reported out on County Road 3980 near Winnsboro.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4420 near Winnsboro, at approximately 5:45 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4560 near Winnsboro, at approximately 7:18 p.m., in reference to a disturbance. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individuals.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Lake Hawkins point, at approximately 7:23 p.m., in reference to an assault that occurred. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Highway 69 near Mineola, at approximately 9:38 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies located the suspicious activity and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 3155 near Quitman, at approximately 9:56 p.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies spoke with the home owner and determined it was an accident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Winnsboro St. in Quitman, at approximately 10:32 p.m., in reference to an abandoned vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle and everything was cleared.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Highway 154 near Quitman, at approximately 11:31 p.m., in reference to a reckless driver. Deputies located the vehicle and cleared the incident.

August 11

  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 6:39 a.m., in reference to harassment on FM 17 near Alba. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 1:29 p.m., in reference to harassment on County Road 3220 near Quitman. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on County Road 3832 near Hawkins; at approximately 1:49 p.m. Deputies located the vehicle and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 2966 near Yantis, at approximately 2:32 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies conducted a traffic stop on County Road 3419 near Hawkins; at approximately 3:47 p.m. David Shaw, 34, of Hawkins, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious person on FM 2088 near Winnsboro; at approximately 4:24 p.m. Coleman Sistrunk, 23, of Winnsboro, was arrested for unlawful carrying of a weapon.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Indian Gap near Quitman, at approximately 6:39 p.m., in reference to theft. A known actor stole several items from the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Holly Hill Circle near Hawkins, at approximately 9:59 p.m., in reference to a dispute. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 3144 near Quitman, at approximately 10:06 p.m., in reference to theft. Actors, or actors unknown, stole several items from the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

August 12

  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 288 near Quitman, at approximately 7:07 a.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies spoke with the homeowner and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 2966 near Yantis, at approximately 7:56 a.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 8:08 a.m., in reference to criminal mischief on County Road 2140 near Quitman. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 10:36 a.m., in reference to terroristic threat on FM 2225 near Quitman. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 2:32 p.m., in reference to a scam on County Road 2460 near Mineola. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 3:34 p.m., in reference to credit/debit card abuse on Pine Tree near Hawkins. Actors, or actors unknown, used the reporting party’s credit/debit card without authorization.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 49 near Mineola, at approximately 4:09 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. The individual was transported to the hospital by EMS.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 1475 near Quitman, at approximately 7:11 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies located the suspicious activity and everything was OK.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2460 near Mineola, at approximately 8:32 p.m., in reference to a disturbance. Deputies spoke with all parties involved and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Holley Street in Alba, at approximately 9:58 p.m., in reference to a burglary. Actors, or actors unknown, stole several items from the reporting party’s residence. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

August 13

  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 8:56 a.m., in reference to an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Highway 154 near Quitman. A known actor used the reporting party’s vehicle without authorization and stole several items inside the vehicle.
  • Deputies spoke with the reporting party, at approximately 10:50 a.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances on Pivate Road 6282 near Mineola. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.
  • At 12:31 p.m., horses were reported out on FM 312 near Winnsboro.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 3875 near Mineola, at approximately 4:13 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was OK.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Highway 154 near Quitman, at approximately 4:46 p.m., in reference to a dispute. Deputies located the individuals and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4530 near Winnsboro, at approximately 6:26 p.m., in reference to damage to property. Actors, or actors unknown, damaged the reporting party’s property. This case is active.
  • Deputies responded to a suspicious person on County Road 2220 near Mineola; at approximately 8:16 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Highway 80 near Mineola, at approximately 8:50 p.m., in reference to an inquest. A male, 51, was found deceased in his residence. The Justice of the Peace arrived and no autopsy was ordered.

Additional Activity

  • Between the dates of August 7 and August 13, Wood County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to multiple agency assists that included the following: Emergency Medical Services, Quitman Police Department, Mineola Police Department and Upshur County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Between the dates of August 7 and August 13, Wood County Sheriff’s Investigators obtained 3 arrest warrants and arrested the individuals, and filed 5 cases with the District Attorney.

Jail Totals

  • Total Jail Count – 129 inmates, 106 males and 23 females.

Reminders From Sheriff Castloo

  • If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office at 903-763-2201 or Crime Stoppers at 903-763-CASH.
  • Contact the Wood County Sheriff’s Office if you notice any suspicious vehicles or activity around your neighborhood. Please be aware of your surroundings.

Author: Faith Huffman

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