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Wood County Sheriff's Report
Written by Clayton Neville   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 14:17

Sheriff’s Report

02/14/13 through 2/20/13

 

February 14

Calls on this day include two alarm calls in the Quitman and Winnsboro areas; a report of dirt bikes and ATV’s on the roadway in the Alba area; two reports of criminal mischief in the Quitman area; a dispute between landlord and tenant in the Quitman area and a dispute between a woman and her neighbor in the Hawkins area; information given about possible drug activity in the Hawkins area; a report of a loud explosion in the Winnsboro area; 2 reports of harassment in the Hawkins area; a report of horses out in the Quitman area; a reported prowler in the Quitman area; a report of a runaway from the Quitman area; a call reporting shots fired in the Alba area; a terroristic threat call in the Hawkins area and an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle call in the Mineola area

 

February 15

Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to a location on CR 3430 in the Hawkins area to speak with a woman who claimed to have been assaulted by her husband after a verbal disagreement over the husband’s ex-girlfriend. Deputy South noted the woman’s injuries and offered to call EMS to have her checked out, but the woman refused. Witness statements, as well as photographs, were taken at the scene and a Texas DPS Family Violence Report was completed and submitted to the state. The case has been forwarded to CID for continued investigation.

 

Deputy Austin Cryer initiated a traffic stop in the Yantis area. Paul Henry White, Jr., 36, of Quitman was arrested for driving while license suspended, with prior conviction, and transported to the Wood County Jail.

 

Other calls on this day include an alarm call in the Hawkins area; a report of a large goat in the roadway in the Yantis area; a burglary of a building call in the Mineola area; one call in reference to child custody issues; 2 civil calls in the Winnsboro and Mineola area;

Two calls regarding criminal mischief in the Hawkins and Mineola areas; one dispute call that was referred to Quitman PD; a report of horses out in the Quitman area and a report of a gray donkey running down the road in the Yantis area; a noise disturbance call in the Alba area; a report of suspicious activity in the Mineola area; a suspicious person report in the Mineola area; a terrorist threat call in the Yantis area and a welfare check regarding an elderly man walking down the road in the Winnsboro area.

 

February 16

Deputy Kevin Atkinson was dispatched to a location in Hawkins to take a report of an assault. The complainant advised that he had been punched in the eye by his ex-fiancé after confronting her about his suspicion that she was using narcotics. Photographs were taken of the man’s injury and a family violence packet was completed. A routine check of the complainant showed him to be wanted out of Franklin County for probation violation, DWI , 2nd. David Wayne Shaw, 28, of Hawkins, was arrested on the outstanding warrant and transported to the Wood County Jail.

 

Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to a location on CR 4186 in the Quitman area in reference to a burglary of a building. Upon his arrival, Deputy South was advised by the homeowner that he had discovered multiple items missing from an outbuilding, including two saddles that were personalized with his ranch’s brand. Deputy South took photographs of tire tracks and other evidence at the scene and this case will be forwarded to CID investigators.

 

Deputy South was dispatched to a residence on FM 1799 in the Mineola area in reference to criminal mischief after a woman discovered her mailbox had been bashed. En route to the residence, South observed several other mailboxes that had also been bashed. Deputy South took photographs of the damaged mail box and continued to field calls from other residents in the area throughout the day.

 

Lt. Robert Holland took a report from a complainant on FM 69 in the Quitman area in reference to criminal mischief. The homeowner advised that he had returned to the residence, which is a weekend residence, to find damage to windows and a door. The complainant further advised that it did not appear as though entry was made into the house. Photographs were taken at the scene.

 

Other calls on this day include assisting Winnsboro PD with a large fight at Sonic; an alarm call in the Hawkins area; two calls in reference to horse bites in the Mineola area; two calls of criminal trespass in the Alba and Quitman areas; a cruelty to animals call from the Mineola area; a dispute call in the Quitman area; two calls in reference to a white horse out in the Quitman area; one report of stolen property in the Hawkins area; a suspicious person in the Hawkins area and a suspicious vehicle in the Mineola area; two welfare checks and a call from the Mineola area in reference to an elderly female who was confused and unsure of who she was or where she was (returned safely to family).

 

February 17

Deputies Aaron Warren, Donivan South and Lt. Robert Holland were dispatched to a private road in the Alba area for an EMS assist after a 2 year old female child was injured and required transportation to Children’s Hospital via helicopter. Deputies photographed the area where the child was injured and assisted with family notifications. Notification was also made to CPS as is standard procedure.

 

Lt. Robert Holland responded to a home on CR 2220 in reference to a report of criminal mischief. Upon his arrival, Lt. Holland was advised by the complainant that she co-owns the home with her ex-husband and after each party had moved out of the residence, they had decided to rent out the property rather than sell it. She further advised that property belonging to her ex-husband came up missing after the last tenant moved out. Property was also found to be missing from a small shed located at the back of the property. Lt. Holland took photographs of the inside and outside of the residence and is awaiting a complete list of missing items.

 

Lt. Holland was dispatched to the ETMC Emergency Room in reference to a dog bite. The victim stated that he had been bitten by a dog while walking on CR 1977 in the Lake Fork area. According to the victim, the dog had approached, unseen, from behind, bit him on the leg and then ran away. Lt. Holland searched the area where the incident occurred in an effort to locate the dog, but was unsuccessful.

 

Other calls on this day include a residential alarm call in the Yantis area; a burglary of a building in the Hawkins area; two calls related to dog problems in the Winnsboro area; a domestic disturbance call in the Hawkins area; a call in the Quitman area in reference to a loose horse; information from the Mineola area concerning the location of a subject with warrants; four prowler calls; one request to speak to an officer; one report of shots fired from the Winnsboro area and a noise disturbance call in the Alba area that resulted in a party with underage drinkers being broken up.

 

February 18

Deputy Austin Cryer was dispatched to an assault call at a residence on CR 2351 in the Mineola area. The complainant advised that he had been assaulted by his girlfriend following an argument over her driving. Photographs were taken of scratches allegedly received in the assault and a family violence packet was completed on the offense.

 

Deputy Josh O’Grady responded to a call reporting a domestic dispute at a residence on CR 1843 in the Yantis area. Upon his arrival, the deputy was informed by the complainant that she was not injured and did not need medical assistance. The woman also advised that she and her husband had both awakened in a bad mood and the assault had occurred following a verbal dispute between the two. The woman was unsure if she wanted to pursue charges or not and after the deputy spoke with both parties, the man agreed to leave the residence for a period of time to let the situation calm down.

 

Sgt. Tim Baucom responded to an RV park in the Hawkins area after receiving information that a subject with a felony warrant was possibly located there. Upon his arrival, Sgt. Baucom located a truck whose description matched that of a vehicle the wanted man was known to drive. A check of the vehicle’s registration showed it to be stolen out of Ellis County. The vehicle was recovered and released to a wrecker service.

 

Other calls on this day include assisting Mineola VFD with a welfare check; a residential alarm in the Winnsboro area; a report of an assault by threat in the Alba area; a child custody issue in the Quitman area; three calls regarding cows out in the Alba and Winnsboro areas; two reports of criminal mischief; two reports of dog problems in the Alba and Mineola areas; one report of a noise disturbance in the Winnsboro area; two requests to speak to an officer; one report of suspicious activity in the Yantis area and two theft calls in the Mineola area.

 

February 19

Deputy Josh O’Grady was dispatched to a location on FM 852 in the Winnsboro area in reference to a burglary of a habitation. Upon his arrival, the complainant advised that she had left her residence in the early morning and when she arrived home in the middle of the afternoon, discovered that her home had been burglarized. A list of missing items was compiled and photos taken of the residence including the point of entry. This case was forwarded to CID for continued investigation.

 

Deputy William Burge responded to a burglary of a habitation call on FM 1795 in the Hawkins area. The deputy was advised by the complainant that someone had kicked in the door to the residence and removed an article of jewelry. Despite several other valuable items being in plain sight, nothing was missing other than the jewelry. The home was photographed and searched for latent fingerprints. The case has been turned over to CID for investigation.

 

Deputy Burge also took a report of criminal mischief from a location on CR 3420 in the Hawkins area. The complainant advised that someone had broken out a window and entered a home still under construction. The broken window had been discovered by tile installers who had cleaned up the broken glass prior to the deputy’s arrival. The case has been forwarded to CID and the investigation will continue.

 

Deputy Austin Cryer was dispatched to a verbal dispute in progress between a man and his granddaughter at a residence on a private road in the Mineola area. The woman had shown up at the residence to pick up her two small children after failing to show up the previous day. The complainant stated that his granddaughter suffered from an ongoing mental issue and he felt as though she may have been abusing her medication. The woman admitted needing treatment for her condition. The woman also had no documentation regarding the children’s custody arrangement. Deputy Cryer checked the welfare of the children, and found them to be in good hands with their great-grandparents. The woman was advised not to try to pick up the children until she had located the court documents with the custody information.

 

Deputy Heath Richardson was dispatched to the ETMC emergency room in Quitman in reference to a dog bite. Upon his arrival, he spoke with the victim who stated that she was outside with her two dogs when one of them ran off barking into the darkness. The woman then saw a medium sized dog with a pit-bull appearance running toward her. The woman was bitten on the back of her leg when she picked up her dog to protect it. Deputy Richardson went to the woman’s residence to look for the dog that had attacked her but was unable to locate it.

 

Other calls on this day include an EMS assist and a call to assist Quitman PD in locating an elderly woman who was missing from the Wesley House; two calls regarding cows out in the Winnsboro and Mineola areas; two reports of criminal mischief; one criminal trespass call in the Mineola area; one report of cruelty to animals; two reports of dog problems in the Winnsboro and Yantis areas; one report of horses out; a report of phone harassment from the Hawkins area; one report of public intoxication in the Winnsboro area; a report of a scam from the Winnsboro area; two reports of suspicious person in the Winnsboro and Mineola areas; two reports of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and four welfare checks.

 

February 20

Lt. Robert Holland, Deputy Aaron Warren and Investigator Carolyn Tanner were dispatched to a residence on FM 49 in the Mineola area in reference to a disturbance involving two juvenile males and their legal guardian. The complainant, who suffers from a back injury, stated that the two juveniles had physically assaulted him following a verbal disagreement. Witnesses at the scene corroborated the man’s story and the two males were transported to the juvenile probation department.

 

Deputy Kevin Atkinson was dispatched to a location on CR 1885 in reference to a burglary of a building. On his arrival, the complainant advised that he had discovered that the building had been broken into through a glass door and window and several large items were missing. The complainant also provided Deputy Atkinson with a list of suspects and evidence supporting the list. Photographs were taken of the scene and forwarded to CID for investigation.

 

Deputy Aaron Warren took a report from a complainant on a private road in the Alba area who stated that her dog had gone missing approximately four months ago and she assumed it had been hit by a car and killed. The woman now believed that he dog had actually been stolen and provided the name of a suspect. The woman advised the deputy that the dog had very distinct markings and provided a description and possible location of the dog. Deputy Warren went to the residence where the dog was believed to be and observed a dog matching the description given by the complainant. Deputy Warren also called to the dog using the name given by the complainant and the dog immediately came running. The deputy was unable to make contact with the homeowners at that time but will continue to work to resolve the case.

 

Other calls on this day include one call concerning child custody; one report of cows out in the Quitman area; two criminal mischief calls in the Quitman and Alba areas; one report of a dog problem in the Alba area; one call in reference to harassment; one report of identity theft from the Winnsboro area; one report of perjury; a phone harassment call in the Quitman area; one arrest for possession of marijuana; a scam report from the Mineola area; two calls regarding suspicious activity; a terroristic threat call in the Yantis area; one report of medication theft and a welfare check in the Yantis area.

 

CID Summary

Sgt. Jacob Richardson closed five cases, obtained two arrest warrants and returned some stolen property to its rightful owner.

Sgt. Carolyn Tanner closed nine cases and obtained two warrants, one in a criminal trespass of a habitation case and the other in a theft case.

Sgt. Kyle Henson obtained a warrant and arrested a subject for child endangerment after her child tested positive for cocaine. Henson was also able to clear 12 cases.

Sgt. Brian Andrews cleared five cases and conducted multiple interviews related to burglary cases in the Yantis area.

 

Call Summary

Agency Assist                                                   5

Alarm                                                               6

Animal General                                               3

Assault                                                 5

Assault by Contact                                                1

Assault by Threat                                      1

ATV on Roadway                                              1

Burglary of a Building                                    6

Burglary of a Habitation                                 1

Child Custody                                                  4

Civil                                                                 6

Cows Out                                                        6

Criminal Mischief                                               14

Criminal Trespass                                               3

Cruelty of Animals                                                2

Dispute                                                 6

Disturbance                                                      1

Dog Bite                                                           1

Dog Problem                                                    9

Domestic Disturbance                                          1

Driving While License Invalid              2

Drug Offenses                                                  1

Dumping                                                           1

Explosion                                                         1

Fraud                                                               1

Harassment                                                      4

Horses Out                                                       7

Information                                                       1

Injury to a Child                                        1

Mental                                                              2

Missing Person                                     1

No Insurance                                                    1

Noise Disturbance                                          4

Other                                                               1

Perjury                                                             1

Phone Harassment                                          2

Possession of Marijuana                                 1

Prowler                                                            5

Public Intoxication                                           1

Recovered Vehicle                                     1

Request to Speak with Officer              5

Runaway                                                          1

Scam                                                                2

Shots Fired                                                       2

Stolen Property                                                1

Suspicious Activity                                     4

Suspicious Person                                      4

Suspicious Vehicle                                     1

Terroristic Threat                                      3

Theft                                                                11

Traffic Stop                                                      3

Transport                                                         1

Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle             3

Warrants                                                          1

Welfare Check                                     8

 

Total Calls                                                      173

Call Summary by Area

Alba                          18

Hawkins                    35

Mineola                     42

Quitman                    32

Winnsboro               30

Yantis                        16

 

Current Jail Population            78

Males               69

Females           9

Bookings            32

Releases            34

 

 
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