Wood County Sheriff’s Report, January 29-February 4, 2020

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Wood County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles

Sheriff Castloo would like to remind everyone … 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.

January 29

  • Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 69 near the west Loop 564 in Mineola at approximately 12:09 a.m. Jazmynne Townsend, 24, of Cedar Hill, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and outstanding warrants.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to the DPS Office in Quitman at approximately 8:27 a.m. Rocky Rodriguez, 31, of Lubbock, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
  • Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of County Road 3540 and FM 2869, at approximately 8:44 a.m., in reference to a welfare check. James Patterson, 42, of Hawkins, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.
  • At 9:37 a.m., horses were reported out on County Road 4990 in Quitman.
  • Deputies were contacted by telephone, at approximately 11:29 a.m., in reference to forgery. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to 2922/2920, at approximately 11:30 a.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was ok.
  • At approximately 12:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to County Road 1612 in Alba in reference to a criminal mischief. Homes and cars in the neighborhood have been egged by actors, or actors unknown. Extra patrol has been requested.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 1860 in Yantis, at approximately 2:12 p.m., in reference to debit/credit card abuse. The complainant reported that her credit card has been used for unauthorized purchases. The report was made for documentation purposes.
  • At approximately 2:41 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Stone Street in Mineola in reference to a suicidal subject. The individual was located and voluntarily went with EMS for evaluation.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Greenbriar Trail in Hawkins, at approximately 5:22 p.m., in reference to an assault. Deputies met with the individuals involved and cleared the incident.
  • At approximately 6:07 p.m., horses were reported out at 2088/14 near Cowboy Church.
  • Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 69 at Highway 37 in Mineola at approximately 9:27 p.m. Debbie Ballard, 50, of Quitman, was arrested for Man/Del Controlled Substance PG 1.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2700/2749, at approximately 10:56 p.m., in reference to a suspicious person. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.

January 30

  • At approximately 1:01 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Private Road 8692 in Winnsboro in reference to loud music. Deputies located the source of the noise and the individuals agreed to turn the music down.
  • At approximately 4:02 a.m., deputies provided assistance to a motorist on 80 near 3832.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Johnson and 80, at approximately 4:59 a.m., in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to 80 and County Road 3836, at approximately 5:28 a.m., in reference to a traffic hazard. Deputies removed a deer from the roadway and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4575 in Winnsboro, at approximately 6:45 a.m., in reference to a man lying in a ditch. A male, 59, was found deceased in the ditch. An autopsy will be performed and the case remains active.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Private Road 5474 in Quitman, at approximately 6:45 a.m., in reference to a disturbance. Bryan Couch, 28, of Quitman, was arrested for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence.
  • At approximately 9:54 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Private Road 5554 in Alba in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was ok.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2906 in Mineola, at approximately 10:22 a.m., in reference to a criminal trespass. Deputies checked the building and everything was secure.
  • At 12:00 p.m., cows were reported out on County Road 3120 in Quitman.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Highway 80 in Mineola, at approximately 1:37 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was ok.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2650, at approximately 2:07 p.m., in reference to an abandoned vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle, contacted the owner who picked it up and cleared the incident.
  • At approximately 3:23 p.m., deputies were dispatched to W. FM 515, east of Highway 154 W. in reference to criminal trespass. Deputies checked the residence, did not locate anyone there and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Private Road 5860 in Yantis, at approximately 4:14 p.m., in reference to a disturbance. Deputies contacted EMS who transported a male in need of medical care to the hospital.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4480 in Winnsboro, at approximately 5:37 p.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies spoke with the homeowner who advised everything was ok.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Highway 37 in Mineola, at approximately 5:45 p.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies checked the area and secured the windows and doors.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to Highway 37 at approximately 10:22 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to make contact with the individual.

January 31

  • Deputies were dispatched to 17 and 1503, at approximately 12:14 p.m., in reference to a suspicious person. Deputies located the individual and cleared the incident.
  • While on patrol, deputies noticed a suspicious vehicle, at approximately 12:31 a.m., on FM 17 in Alba. Deputies spoke with the individual in the vehicle and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies conducted a traffic stop, at approximately 1:32 a.m., on County Road 1600 in Alba. Michael Carter, 55, of Garland, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
  • At approximately 8:09 a.m., deputies were dispatched to 14/3940 in reference to a traffic hazard. Deputies removed debris from the roadway and cleared the incident.
  • At approximately 8:19 a.m., deputies provided assistance to a motorist on 3260.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2302 in Mineola, at approximately 3:00 p.m., in reference to a criminal mischief. Clyde Threlkeld, 71, of Mineola, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Reckless Damage and Destruction.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Private Road 6278 in Mineola, at approximately 3:07 p.m., in reference to a dog bite. The victim stated that she was bitten by a puppy that she was trying to help after 3 puppies were left on the side of the road. Deputies took possession of the puppies to quarantine them.
  • At approximately 3:54 p.m., deputies provided assistance to a motorist on 182, behind the dam.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2223 in Mineola, at approximately 3:58 p.m., in reference to forgery. The victim stated that actors, or actors unknown, had stolen checks from her, forged her name and cashed them. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Private Road 7855 in Hawkins, at approximately 4:50 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies were unable to locate the individual.
  • At approximately 5:45 p.m., deputies were dispatched to 37, just north of 14, in reference to a traffic hazard. Deputies removed debris from the roadway and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to N. Highway 69, at approximately 6:23 p.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies checked the area and secured the building.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4555, at approximately 9:59 p.m., on a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was ok.
  • At approximately 11:44 p.m., horses were reported out on County Road 269.

February 1

  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2265, at approximately 1:33 a.m., in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle and cleared the incident.
  • At approximately 1:47 a.m., deputies provided assistance to a motorist on 1799/2298.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2330 in Mineola, at approximately 7:19 a.m., on a welfare check. Deputies were unable to locate the individual.
  • At approximately 7:39 a.m., deputies assisted DPS with a minor accident on 69 N. Autumn Ripley-Tillinghast, 19, of Mineola, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
  • Deputies conducted a traffic stop on 515/1886 at approximately 9:43 a.m. Billy Lowry, 64, of Bullard, was arrested on outstanding warrants.
  • Deputies were dispatched to 37/4134, at approximately 12:35 p.m., on a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was ok.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to Spur 514 in Yantis at approximately 1:23 p.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to make contact.
  • At approximately 1:50 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Private Road 6301 in reference to a 9-1-1 hang up call. Deputies located the individual and everything was ok.
  • Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 80 at approximately 2:59 p.m. Christine Mbugua, 51, of Venus, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
  • At approximately 4:44 p.m., cows were reported out on County Road 3120.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Golf Drive in Holly Lake Ranch, at approximately 6:48 p.m., in reference to an assault. Deputies met with both individuals involved and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 2966, at approximately 9:09 p.m., in reference to a suspicious person. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2167, at approximately 9:22 p.m., in reference to a fire. Deputies determined this to be a controlled brush fire.
  • At approximately 11:07 p.m., deputies were dispatched to FM 1801 in Mineola in reference to loud music. Deputies located the source of the loud music and the homeowners agreed to turn it down.
  • At approximately 11:15 p.m., deputies were dispatched to County Road 2504 in reference to loud music. Deputies located the source of the music and the homeowners agreed to turn it down.

February 2

  • Deputies conducted a traffic stop on State Highway 14 in Hawkins at approximately 12:16 a.m. Mary King, 36, of Lindale, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.
  • At approximately 12:22 a.m., deputies were dispatched to County Road 2501 in reference to loud music and fireworks. Deputies located the source of the music and fireworks and the homeowners agreed to shut everything down for the night.
  • Deputies were dispatched to 2966, east of 1822, at approximately 8:16 a.m., in reference to a welfare check. The individual was located and everything was ok.
  • At approximately 10:38 a.m., cows were reported out on 3986/312.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2128, at approximately 11:47 a.m., in reference to reckless driving. Deputies located the vehicles and cleared the incident.
  • At approximately 2:37 p.m., deputies provided assistance to a motorist near U.T. Health Quitman.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 49, at approximately 2:36 p.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies secured the building.
  • At approximately 3:05 p.m., deputies provided assistance to a motorist on 4200/4215.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2174, at approximately 7:37 p.m., in reference to suspicious circumstances. Deputies responded and located a controlled brush burn.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 1858, at approximately 8:21 p.m., in reference to criminal mischief. Actors, or actors unknown, spray painted the victim’s vehicle. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to E. Highway 80, at approximately 9:52 p.m., in reference to a disturbance. Deputies spoke with the individuals involved, had them separate and cleared the incident.

February 3

  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 288 in Quitman, at approximately 6:47 a.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies secured the residence.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4250 in Winnsboro, at approximately 7:47 a.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was ok.
  • At approximately 9:00 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 2088.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 1799 in Mineola, at approximately 12:52 p.m., in reference to a theft. The victim reported that actors, or actors unknown, stole his tractor. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to N. FM 14 in Quitman, at approximately 2:06 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was ok.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2317 in Mineola, at approximately 2:14 p.m., in reference to an inquest. A male, 75, was found deceased in his residence. The Justice of the Peace was notified and no autopsy was ordered.
  • At approximately 6:12 p.m., horses were reported out on County Road 4890 in Winnsboro.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 2869 in Hawkins, at approximately 6:12 p.m., in reference to an alarm. Deputies searched the area and secured the residence.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to N. 37, at approximately 7:44 p.m. Joseph Jones, 43, of Quitman, was arrested for outstanding warrants.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to FM 1799 in Golden, at approximately 11:37 p.m. Jennifer Newman, 37, of Golden, was arrested for outstanding warrants.

February 4

  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to County Road 2298 in Golden, at approximately 12:37 a.m. Deputies searched the area, but were not able to make contact.
  • Deputies were dispatched to a boat ramp at Lake Holbrook, at approximately 12:48 a.m., in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle and cleared the incident.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2954 in Alba, at approximately 1:31 a.m., in reference to an inquest. A male, 66, was found deceased in his residence. The Justice of the Peace was notified and no autopsy was ordered.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to Main Street in Quitman, at approximately 8:31 a.m. Tyler Wright, 27, of Quitman, was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
  • Deputies went out on an arrest/warrant service to County Road 1600 at approximately 10:17 a.m. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to make contact.
  • At approximately 11:51 a.m., deputies provided assistance to a motorist on 154.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County road 1850 in Yantis, at approximately 12:11 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies located the individual and everything was ok.
  • Deputies were dispatched to the WCSO lobby, at approximately 12:21 p.m., in reference to forgery. The victim reported that actors, or actors unknown, had transferred funds out of her bank account without her permission. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2445 in Mineola, at approximately 12:28 p.m., in reference to a welfare check. Deputies were unable to locate the individual.
  • Deputies were dispatched to the WCSO lobby, at approximately 12:46 p.m., in reference to Criminal Mischief. The victim reported that actors, or actors unknown, had cut the brake line on his vehicle. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
  • Deputies were dispatched to Pinewood Court in Holly Lake Ranch, at approximately 2:01 p.m., in reference to a disturbance. Lance Jones, 50, of Mount Vernon, was arrested for Criminal Mischief and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.
  • At 4:21 p.m., cows were reported out on 154E near County Road 3120.
  • Deputies were dispatched to FM 3056 in Hawkins, at approximately 7:19 p.m., in reference to harassment. Deputies spoke with the victim and the suspect who advised that the harassment would stop.
  • Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 154 @ County Road 1880 in Yantis at approximately 8:56 p.m. Curtis Windham, 53, of Emory, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.
  • Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2175 in Quitman, at approximately 11:30 p.m., in reference to a theft. The victim reported that actors, or actors unknown, had stolen items from his toolbox located in the bed of his truck. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

Between the dates of January 29th and February 4th, Wood County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to multiple agency assists that included the following:

  • Quitman Police Department
  • Quitman Volunteer Fire Department
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Mineola Police Department
  • U.T. Quitman
  • EMS
  • Hawkins Police Department

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Author: Faith Huffman

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