Wood County Sheriff’s Report
March 1, 2017 to March 7, 2017
Deputies were dispatched to a location on FM 515 in Yantis at 9:02 a.m. regarding a theft. The complainant reported that an unknown person had stolen a pallet of shingles from his property valued over $1000.00. The investigation is continuing.
At 2:12 p.m., cows were reported out on CR 2231 in Mineola.
At 12:57 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 779/CR 2983 in Alba.
Deputies were dispatched to ETMC in Quitman at 3:59 a.m. in regards to a dog bite. The victim stated that she was at her home on CR 1681 in Alba and went outside to find out why her dogs were barking. Without warning, a dog came at her from her neighbor’s residence and bit her on the leg. The deputy contacted the neighbor and discovered that the dog didn’t have a current rabies vaccination. She was instructed to quarantine the animal for 10 days for observation.
At 7:16 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 2088 near CR 4186.
Deputies were dispatched to a burglary call on CR 1442 in Quitman at 11:00 a.m. The reporting party, who had keys to the homes and permission to enter, noticed that someone had broken into 2 of the homes on the road. There was evidence that both homes had been rummaged through. One homeowner later reported some jewelry missing and the 2nd homeowner reported a pistol missing. The investigation is ongoing.
At 9:08 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 2088 near 3127.
Deputies were dispatched to CR 4530 in Winnsboro at 11:09 a.m. regarding credit card abuse. The complainant reported that an unknown person had opened a Target credit card with his information and charged over $400.00. This appears to be an interstate on-line fraud case and the credit card company has reversed the charges and closed the account.
At 11:10 a.m., an employee of Wood County Electric reported that he had been bitten on the leg by a dog on East FM 515 in Winnsboro. The deputy contacted the dog owner and discovered that the dog didn’t have a current rabies vaccination. He was instructed to quarantine the dog for 10 days for observation.
At 2:53 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 17 between Alba and 77.
At 3:04 p.m., horses were reported out on FM 2088 in Quitman.
At 9:17 p.m., a donkey was reported out on Highway 80 at CR 2651.
At 11:03 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 11 just outside of Winnsboro. Due to the suspicious actions of the driver, the deputy requested permission to search the vehicle which the driver denied. The deputy contacted the DPS K-9 to conduct an open air scan around the vehicle and it alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. After searching the vehicle, deputies found marijuana in the car and on the person of the driver. Lauren Nicole Anderson, 30, of Mount Vernon was arrested for possession of marijuana and transported to the Wood County Jail.
Deputies were dispatched to C.R. 2166 in Quitman at 11:36 a.m. on a theft call. The reporting party stated that several light switches, electrical outlets, an inside door, the front door and a set of cabinets had been stolen from her grandmother’s house. Investigators will follow-up on this case.
At 11:52 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 2869 in Winnsboro.
At 1:19 p.m., cows were reported out on CR 2231 in Mineola.
While on routine patrol in the area of FM 14 and FM 2869 in Hawkins, a deputy observed a vehicle driving in a reckless manner. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and after talking to the driver, the deputy observed that the driver appeared intoxicated. The deputy performed a Standard Field Sobriety Test on the driver and determined that he was intoxicated. He also consented to a blood specimen and was transported to a local hospital for a blood draw. A search of the vehicle revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Pepper Alan Stowe, 21, of Hawkins was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd offense and Possession of Marijuana.
At 2:33 p.m., a deputy met with a complainant in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office who reported an assault that had occurred the previous day on C.R. 1660 in Alba. The victim stated that one of his acquaintances shot him in the arm 3 times with a pellet gun from a distance of about 10 feet. The victim got angry and, instead of hitting his acquaintance, punched a hole in the wall. Since the assault, he has been receiving harassing messages demanding payment for the repair of the wall. The investigation is continuing.
Deputies were dispatched to CR 4560 in Winnsboro at 4:08 p.m. on a theft call. The complainant reported several items had been taken from inside his home and also from the barn behind the house. The case has been forwarded to investigators.
At 7:45 p.m., deputies were dispatched to PR 8697 in Winnsboro on a shots fired call. The complainant reported an individual shooting across the lake in an unsafe manner. The deputies located the individual, confirmed that he had been shooting and also confirmed that he is a convicted felon. Due to his previous conviction making it unlawful for him to possess a firearm, Raymond Christopher Petty, 50, of Winnsboro was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
At 9:50 p.m., cows were reported out on CR 4350 at Highway 11 in Winnsboro.
At 7:04 a.m., cows were reported out on Highway 154 E / Lake Lydia.
At 7:24 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 2088.
Deputies were dispatched at 12:18 p.m. to FM 1801 in Mineola in regards to a scam call. The reporting party stated that she had hired 2 men to wash the outside of her residence for an agreed upon price. When they were finished washing the house, they got on the roof to paint parts of the roof and then demanded additional payment above the agreed upon price. Sheriff Tom Castloo wants to remind you to be cautious when anyone approaches you to perform work on your home. Don’t hire anyone that you don’t know. Request a written estimate prior to any work being done and, if there is a problem, contact the Sheriff’s Office before paying anyone.
At 1:37 p.m., deputies were dispatched to C.R. 2921 in Golden in regards to a burglary call. The complainant reported that a known person had entered her home by breaking the back door window and then stole multiple items. The investigation is ongoing.
At 9:57 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 2869, 1 mile north of FM 2088.
At approximately 2:15 p.m., a deputy received a phone call from a complainant reporting phone harassment and violation of a protection order. She stated that she receives continuous messages and calls from an individual that she has a protection order against. The investigation is ongoing.
Deputies arrived at a location on Apple Street in Winnsboro to arrest an individual who had a warrant. They knocked on the door and the person who opened the door stated that the person they were looking for was not in the house and refused to allow the deputies inside to verify. A few minutes later, the deputies observed the wanted individual leave the house and he was arrested. The deputies also arrested, Brangie Marylynn Barton, 38, of Winnsboro for Hinder Apprehension/Prosecution.
At 8:24 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a call from an individual who reported that an unknown person had gotten inside of his residence and stole a checkbook, writing several checks on the account. The investigation is ongoing.
At 8:40 p.m., an individual flagged down a deputy on CR 2298 in Mineola. She reported that someone had taken a metal safe box containing miscellaneous paper documents out of the truck that she had been driving. Investigators will follow up.
Deputies were dispatched to Coker Road in Yantis at 8:51 p.m. on a dispute call. A woman had called 911 to report that she was having a dispute with her ex-husband. Upon the deputies’ arrival, the ex-husband had left the location and the woman was found to be intoxicated. Drucilla Holley, 60, of Yantis was arrested for Public Intoxication and transported to the Wood County Jail.