Wood County Sheriff’s Report

April 5, 2017 to April 11, 2017

April 5th

At 8:52 a.m., deputies met with a citizen on CR 1522 in Alba making a complaint that one of the neighbor’s dogs had killed one of his chickens overnight.  The deputy spoke to the reporting party and dog owner, viewed the dogs in question and determined that it could have been a coyote instead of one of the dogs that had killed the chicken. 

Deputies were dispatched to CR 3234 in Quitman in reference to a criminal mischief.  The reporting party stated that someone had kicked in his front door while he was away; however, nothing had been removed from the home.   Investigators will follow up.

The sheriff’s office received a phone call from a Winnsboro resident who wanted to report a theft from his home on E. FM 852.  He had purchased some items to be delivered to his home, but even though the postal service indicates the items were delivered, he never received them.  This case has been forwarded to investigators.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 4497 in Winnsboro at 1:55 p.m. regarding a deceased person.  A male, 75 years old, was found deceased at his residence.  He was pronounced dead by the Justice of the Peace and an autopsy will be performed.

At 2:29 p.m., cows were reported out on CR 2373 off of Highway 69 N.

At 4:40 p.m., cows were reported out on Highway 37 N about 1 mile south of the roadside park.

At 7:55 p.m., deputies were dispatched to FM 852 in Winnsboro in regard to a car in a ditch.  The owner of the vehicle was contacted, but he stated that he had not been driving the car.  He appeared intoxicated and the deputy performed the Standard Field Sobriety Test on him.  James Vaughn, 52, of Winnsboro was arrested for Public Intoxication.

At 10:51 p.m., cows were reported out on Highway 69, south of Kelly’s Korner.

April 6th

Deputies conducted a traffic stop at 1:08 a.m. on State Highway 11 at FM 1647.  The passenger was known to the deputies as having warrants out of another county.  While searching the vehicle, deputies located drug paraphernalia and controlled substances.  The driver, Brandon Hicks, 34, of Winnsboro was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and the passenger, George Foster, Jr., 51, of Winnsboro was arrested for out of county warrants.

At 8:52 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 49, 2 miles east of FM 14 in Mineola.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 2427 in Mineola in reference to a Terroristic Threat at 10:57 a.m.  The reporting party stated that a family member had made several threats to kill her, himself and other family members.  She is seeking a protective order and this case has been forwarded to investigators.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 3138 in Quitman at 11:09 a.m. regarding a deceased person.  A male, 53 years old, was found deceased at his residence.  He was pronounced dead by the Justice of the Peace and an autopsy will be performed.

At 2:03 p.m., cows were reported out on CR 4649 in Winnsboro.

Deputies were dispatched to Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins at 5:35 p.m. in regard to a Terroristic Threat.  The reporting party stated that he had been involved in a minor accident on campus with another person.  The complainant reported that the other party contacted a friend who came to the scene and threatened him following the accident.  The case has been forwarded to investigators.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 1885 in Yantis on a Criminal Mischief.  The reporting party stated that an unknown person had damaged the door handle on her front door.  The damage was estimated to be approximately $40.00.

At 7:21 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 1254, 1 mile west of FM 778.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 2427 in Mineola at 10:47 p.m. in reference to a Terroristic Threat.   The reporting party stated that a family member had made several threats to kill him, himself and other family members.  This case has been forwarded to investigators.

At 10:57 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 312, just north of CR 4778.

April 7th

Deputies conducted a traffic stop at 12:30 a.m. in the area of US 80 and FM 14 in Hawkins.  Upon contacting the driver, the deputy discovered that she did not have a valid driver’s license.  Ariel Lynn Pippins, 22, of Hawkins was arrested for Driving While License Invalid.

At 9:41 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 17, north of Alba.

Deputies were dispatched to FM 2869 N in Winnsboro at 10:42 a.m. on an Identity Theft call.  The reporting party stated that an unknown party had used her identity to open an account and charged $160.00 in cosmetics.  She was advised to contact the credit reporting agencies along with the Federal Trade Commission.

At 11:22 a.m., cows were reported out on FM 49 near FM 14.

At 12:23 p.m., cows were reported out on Highway 37 N, near the roadside park.

At 2:50 p.m., cows were reported out on RCR 2946.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 3597 in Winnsboro at 3:02 p.m. on a criminal trespass call.  The complainant reported that an unknown person had kicked in the door to his home which is currently vacant.  The case will be forwarded to investigators. 

Deputies were dispatched to N FM 312 in Winnsboro at 4:04 p.m. on a burglary call.  The complainants reported that an unknown person had entered the home and rummaged through every room removing a bag containing medication.  The case has been forwarded to investigators to follow-up. 

Deputies were dispatched to CR 3600 in Hawkins at 10:29 p.m. regarding a deceased person.  A male, 67 years old, was found deceased at his residence.  He was pronounced dead by the Justice of the Peace and no autopsy will be performed due to his medical history.

April 8th

Deputies were dispatched to CR 2200 in Mineola at 4:50 p.m. in regard to phone harassment.  The complainant reported that she had been receiving harassing text messages and inappropriate photos on her phone.  Investigators will follow up.

At 7:22 p.m., cows were reported out on N. FM 17, 2 miles north of Alba.

April 9th

At 12:22 a.m., cows were reported out on Highway 37/FM 779.

At 12:27 p.m., cows were reported out on Highway 69, near 779.

At 4:22 p.m., a donkey was reported out on FM 515 and CR 1970 in Yantis.

At 7:21 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 2869/FM 2088.

At 7:56 p.m., a bull was reported out on FM 2088, east of the road side park.

April 10th

At 3:36 a.m., horses were reported out on Highway 154, just east of FM 14.

At 7:01 a.m., horses were reported out on CR 1560 and CR 1563 in Alba.

Deputies were dispatched to W. Highway 154 in Quitman in reference to a stolen vehicle.  The reporting party stated that a dump truck, which had been broken down, was missing from the location.  Investigators will follow-up.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 4560 in Winnsboro at 1:01 p.m. regarding a deceased person.  A male, 67 years old, was found deceased at his residence.  He was pronounced dead by the Justice of the Peace and an autopsy will be performed.

At 1:27 p.m., cows were reported out on Highway 69 and 779 in Mineola.

Deputies were dispatched to CR 2263 in Mineola at 4:13 p.m. regarding harassment.  The complainant stated that a person, known to him, continually sends him text messages and phone calls and goes to his place of employment to speak about him to his co-workers.  Investigators will follow up on this case.

At 5:54 p.m., cows were reported out on Highway 69, just north of 779 in Golden.

April 11th

At 5:24 p.m., cows were reported out on FM 1643, near CR 4865 in Winnsboro.

At 6:27 p.m., cows were reported out on CR 2952 near 69.

Deputies made contact with a person walking down CR 4530 in Winnsboro at 7:31 p.m.  Miranda Faye Collins, 30, of Winnsboro was arrested for Public Intoxication.

At 11:53 p.m., cows were reported out on Highway 37 near Hansen’s Collision.