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Wood County Sheriff's Report
Written by Clayton Neville   
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 06:50

Wood County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff’s Report

4/18/13 through 4/24/13

 

April 18

Deputy Aaron Warren was dispatched to Trinity Mother Frances Hospital emergency room for an assault that occurred on CR 4460. The victim stated that she had been physically assaulted by her husband following a verbal altercation. Terry Lynn Snyder, 51, of Winnsboro was subsequently arrested for the offense of assault on family/household member, impede breathing or circulation.

 

Deputy Kevin Atkinson took a report of indecent exposure from a complainant who stated that a naked man had made obscene gestures toward her while she was on her overnight paper route. Deputy Atkinson gathered information about the location of the occurrence and made contact with the suspect in the case. It was later discovered that the initial complainant was wanted on a Smith County warrant. She was arrested and transported to jail. The investigation into the indecency case will be handled by investigators.

 

Deputy Brad Cates was dispatched to a location on FM 2869 in the Hawkins area for a report of illegal burning. Holly Lake Ranch fire personnel advised that the call had originally been from a passing motorist who believed a building was on fire. Once the fire department arrived on scene they were able to determine that the smoke was the result of a burn pile between two buildings. The fire was extinguished and several paint cans and aerosol cans were discovered. An attempt to locate the property owner was unsuccessful. This case has been forwarded to investigators.

 

Other calls on this day include four agency assists in the Hawkins, Winnsboro, Yantis and Mineola area; two residential alarm calls in the Hawkins area; a civil call in the Hawkins area; two reports of cows out in the Quitman area; a criminal trespass call in the Winnsboro area; a disturbance in the Quitman area; a dog problem call in the Mineola area; a report of illegal dumping in the Mineola area; an harassment call in the Quitman area; a report of a hospice death in the Winnsboro area; a motorist assist in the Quitman area; a report of phone harassment in the Mineola area; a request to speak to an officer from the Quitman area; a scam report in the Mineola area, a report of a structure fire (chimney only) in the Winnsboro area and a welfare check request in the Alba area.

 

April 19

Deputy Dustin Moffett was dispatched to a residence on CR 3802 where it was believed a runaway was being harbored. Moffett located the runaway at the residence and after consulting with an officer with juvenile probation advised the boy to return home and report to the Juvenile Probation department on Monday morning.

 

Deputy Sam Threadgill arrested Ethan Lee Stevens, 22, of Van, for the offense of possession of drug paraphernalia. Threadgill encountered Stevens and two other individuals at the point at Lake Holbrook. The three claimed they were camping and looking for firewood. Threadgill asked for, and was granted, permission to search the vehicle for illegal drugs. During the search, drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle. Stevens claimed ownership of the drug paraphernalia and was arrested and transported to jail.

 

Deputy Dustin Moffett was dispatched to a location on FM 14 in the Hawkins area for a theft report. An employee of Key Energy Service reported that a satellite dish had been stolen from their work site. The theft was believed to have occurred between the hours of 4pm and 7am and the satellite dish was described as a square yellow box that is used to monitor and record rig information. Photos were taken and evidence collected at the scene. The case has been assigned to an investigator.

 

Other calls on this day include a report of child abuse in the Yantis area; a report of criminal mischief in the Hawkins area; two dispute calls in the Mineola and Quitman area; a report of a dog bite in the Mineola area; three calls of dog problems in the Mineola area; a report of drag racing in the Quitman area; a report of horses out in the Mineola area; a report of a runaway in the Yantis area; a suspicious person report from the Mineola area; two reports of suspicious vehicle in the Quitman and Winnsboro area; a successful warrant service in the Quitman area and three welfare check requests in the Mineola, Winnsboro and Hawkins area.

 

April 20

Deputy William Burge was dispatched to a residence at Holly Lake Ranch for a report of burglary of a habitation. Burge arrived at the vacation residence and was informed by the homeowner that she had been contacted by the property’s caretaker and advised that the residence had been broken into. Examination of the residence revealed that entry was gained through the one door that was not equipped with a deadbolt by prying the door open. Stolen items include keys to a safety deposit box, $200.00 in quarters and an engraved culinary knife set valued at $700.00. Evidence was collected at the scene and forwarded to CID for continued investigation.

 

Deputy Burge also took a report from a homeowner on CR 1506 in the Alba who reported that his brick mail box structure had been knocked over. Burge inspected the damage and found tire marks and green paint on the bricks and determined that the damage was the result of a motor vehicle accident rather than a malicious act. There was not enough evidence at the scene to identify what type of vehicle caused the damage. This case is closed.

 

Deputy Dustin Moffett was dispatched to a private road in the Quitman area for a report of an ATV theft. The complainant advised that a red and black Polaris RZR had been stolen from her property. Evidence was obtained in this case and has been provided to investigators to assist in developing leads in the case.

 

Other calls on this day include an agency assist in the Quitman area; one commercial and one residential alarm call in the Hawkins and Quitman area; two reports of ATVs on the roadway; a burglary of a habitation in the Hawkins area; a report of cows out in the Winnsboro area; three criminal trespass calls in the Winnsboro, Mineola and Hawkins area; two dispute calls in the Alba and Quitman area; a dog problem report in the Mineola area; a missing person report from the Alba area; three noise disturbance calls in the Quitman area; a report of a prowler in the Quitman area; a report of recovered property in the Yantis area; four requests to speak with an officer in the Mineola, Quitman, and Alba area; a report of suspicious activity in the Quitman area; a report of a suspicious person in the Mineola area; a suspicious vehicle report in the Winnsboro area; a theft report from the Hawkins area; a successful warrant service and a welfare check request in the Yantis area.

 

April 21

Deputy Dustin Moffett was dispatched to a residence on CR 2111 in the Quitman area for a burglary of a habitation. The complainant stated that items had been taken from her home including multiple items of jewelry and coins of various denominations totaling about $10.00. Entry into the residence was gained through a back door that does not lock. Photos were taken of the residence and the complainant will be providing photos of the jewelry to assist investigators with the case.

 

Deputy Dustin Moffett took a report of a dog bite that occurred on CR 2930 in the Alba area. The complainant stated that his daughter had been bitten on the back side while walking past a residence. The dog’s owner had the dog put up and agreed to take the dog for quarantine on Monday. Deputy Moffett observed the dog and noted that the dog appeared friendly and non-aggressive.

 

Deputy Moffett also responded to a call of suspicious activity from a residence on CR 2163 in the Quitman area. The complainant stated that his neighbor’s house had several doors and windows open for about two weeks and he was unsure if his neighbors even still lived at the residence. The man also advised that he remembered seeing kids on the property but could not identify them. Moffett went to the residence that the man pointed out and noticed the front door was open and had damage near the lock. Moffett made entry into the residence and observed several items scattered throughout the residence and noted that it appeared as though the residence had been vacant for some time. Deputy Moffett recorded information on a car parked near the residence and photographed the residence.

 

Other calls on this day include an agency assist in the Quitman area; one residential and one commercial alarm call in the Winnsboro and Alba area; a child custody issue in the Hawkins area; issuance of a criminal trespass warning in the Mineola area; a report of cruelty of animals in the Winnsboro area; a disturbance in the Yantis area; a report of found bones in the Hawkins area; a report of harassment in the Mineola area; an inquest in the Alba area; a report of phone harassment in the Mineola area; a request to speak with an officer in the Quitman area; a report of suspicious activity in the Mineola area; three theft calls in the Winnsboro, Quitman and Mineola area and a welfare check in the Mineola area.

 

April 22

Deputy Timothy Baucom was dispatched to a structure fire on CR 3145 in the Quitman area. Baucom arrived on scene to find Quitman Volunteer Fire Department already on the scene. The back section of the residence was burning with flames coming through the roof. Baucom spoke with a neighbor who stated that the residence was unoccupied and the homeowner had moved to another state. Attempts to contact the homeowner were unsuccessful. The fire was extinguished and photographs were taken of the residence and forwarded to the fire marshal.

 

Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to Alba-Golden Elementary School for a burglary of a building. The school principal advised Deputy South that he had arrived at work to find someone had broken into the building and taken over $700.00 in cash. Windows and filing cabinets were damaged in the process. Lt. Holland and Criminal Investigator Kyle Henson also responded to the scene for the collection of evidence. CID will continue to investigate this case.

 

Sgt. Tim Baucom was dispatched to a PR in the Quitman area for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant advised that someone had spray painted an “X” on the end of her residence. Baucom photographed the residence and spoke with neighbors who stated they did not observe anyone around the area. This case has been forwarded to an investigator.

 

Deputy Bradley Armendariz was dispatched to Hainesville Fire Department in reference to a suspicious person. When he arrived, he observed a pickup parked halfway in the ditch with the bed of the truck blocking the westbound lane of FM 49. A check of the pickup showed it to be unoccupied and the deputy requested a wrecker to remove the vehicle from the roadway. Deputy Armendariz was advised by a witness that a man was behind the fire department rummaging through what was believed to be a training vehicle. Armendariz made contact with the man and noted that he was unable to walk without staggering and smelled strongly of alcohol. The man was also unable to give a logical reason for being behind the fire department. Gregory James Hayes, 38, of Mineola, was arrested for public intoxication and transported to jail.

 

Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to a burglary of a building on FM 779 in the Alba area. The complainant advised that he had arrived at his property and when checking his office building had discovered the front door was unlocked. A Toshiba laptop computer was missing. No signs of forced entry were noted. The complainant stated he did not intend to file an insurance claim and simply wanted the incident documented. At the complainant’s request, this case was closed.

 

Other calls on this day include an agency assist in the Quitman area; two business alarms in the Mineola and Hawkins area and a residential alarm call in the Quitman area; an assault call in the Mineola area; a report of ATVs on the roadway in the Quitman area; a report of burglary of a habitation in the Hawkins area; three civil calls in the Hawkins and Mineola area; a report of cows out in the Winnsboro area; a report of credit card abuse in the Alba area; a criminal trespass call in the Yantis area; two dispute calls in the Quitman and Winnsboro area; a disturbance in the Mineola area; a report of a dog problem in the Winnsboro area; a juvenile dispute in the Quitman area; two mental calls in the Quitman and Winnsboro area; two reports of missing person from the Yantis and Quitman area; two reckless driver reports from the Quitman and Winnsboro area; four requests to speak to an officer in the Hawkins, Yantis and Quitman area; a report of retaliation in the Hawkins area; a report of a school bus issue in the Hawkins area; a sexual assault of child in the Hawkins area; two reports of a snake under a porch in the Winnsboro area; a report of stolen property in the Quitman area; a suspicious activity report in the Mineola area; a report of a suspicious person in the Winnsboro area; a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Hawkins area and two welfare check requests in the Mineola and Quitman area.

 

April 23

Deputy Brad Cates arrested Douglas Allen Seeton, 42, of Mineola, for the offense of assault by contact, family violence. Cates responded to a domestic disturbance at an address on Highway 80 in the Mineola area and made contact with Seeton who admitted having a physical altercation with his wife, who had left the residence and sought refuge elsewhere. The man was transported to jail without incident.

 

Deputy Donivan South responded to a burglary call at Hubbard Chapel Baptist Church on FM 778 in the Quitman area. The complainant stated that someone had broken into the church and rummaged through several areas of the church but had not taken valuables and cash that were in plain view. Entry appeared to have been gained through a pried open back door. Extra patrol was arranged for the area.

 

Deputy South also responded to a criminal mischief call at Trader’s Village Storage Units in the Quitman area. South arrived to find that 15 units had been breached, six of which were unrented. Evidence was collected at the scene and the tenants contacted in an effort to determine what, if anything, was taken from the units. The case is now in the hands of investigators.

 

Other calls on this day include three agency assists in the Yantis, Quitman and Winnsboro area; a report of child abuse in the Mineola area; two civil calls in the Quitman and Winnsboro area; a report of cows out in the Winnsboro area; two reports of criminal mischief in the Quitman and Yantis area; two reports of criminal trespass in the Quitman and Hawkins area; a death notification in the Quitman area; a report of a dog problem in the Alba area; two harassment reports from the Mineola and Hawkins area; a report of horses out in the Yantis area; an inquest in the Yantis area; a juvenile transport; two requests to speak to an officer in the Mineola and Hawkins area; a theft of copper report from the Winnsboro area and a welfare check request in the Quitman area.

 

April 24

Deputy Dustin Moffett took a report of criminal mischief from Holly Lube on FM 2869 in the Hawkins area. The complainant stated that someone had dumped approximately 40 tires and various oil products at the side of his business. The complainant further stated that he was unsure when the dumping occurred and wished only for an incident report to be made at this time.

 

Other calls on this day include two agency assists in the Mineola and Quitman area; one residential and one business alarm call in the Hawkins and Winnsboro area; an assault in the Quitman area; a report of someone burning building materials in the Hawkins area; a report of child abuse in the Mineola area; three civil calls in the Mineola, Quitman and Yantis area; two reports of cows out in the Winnsboro and Alba area; a report of criminal mischief in the Alba area; a criminal trespass report in the Alba area; two dispute calls in the Hawkins and Quitman area; a report of a dog problem in the Winnsboro area; a report of horses out in the Winnsboro area; two mental calls in the Mineola area; a report of suspicious activity in the Winnsboro area; a suspicious vehicle report from the Hawkins area; a theft report from the Mineola area and one successful warrant service in the Winnsboro area.

 

CID Summary

Sgt. Brian Andrews was able to close six cases during the past week. Sgt Kyle Henson cleared a burglary case and recovered stolen property. A warrant has been issued on a suspect. Henson was also able to obtain a warrant for injury to a child, a third degree felony. The subject of that warrant has been arrested and booked into jail. Captain Miles Tucker also cleared a burglary case with an arrest warrant for Danny Vince Bohannon.

 

Call Summary

Accident Minor (0)

Accidental Death (0)

Agency Assist (13)

Alarm (11)

Animal General (0)

Arson (1)

Assault (3)

Assault by Contact (2)

Attempted Suicide (0)

ATV on Roadway (3)

Burglary of a Building (5)

Burglary of a Habitation (6)

Burglary of a Motor Vehicle (0)

Burn Ban (1)

Child Abuse (4)

Child Custody (1)

Civil (10)

Cows Out (7)

Credit Card Abuse (1)

Criminal Mischief (9)

Criminal Trespass (11)

Cruelty of Animals (1)

Deadly Conduct (0)

Death Notification (1)

Debris (0)

Dispute (8)

Disturbance (3)

Dog Bite (2)

Dog Problem (8)

Drag Racing (1)

Drug Offenses (0)

Dumping (1)

Elderly Abuse (0)

Emergency Notification (0)

Evading Arrest (0)

Explosion (0)

Fireworks (0)

Found Bones (1)

Found Property (1)

Fraud (0)

Funeral Escort (0)

Harboring a Runaway (1)

Harassment (4)

Horses Out (3)

Hospice Death (1)

Incident (1)

Indecent Exposure (1)

Indecency (0)

Identity Theft (0)

Information (1)

Inquest (2)

Juvenile Dispute (2)

Juvenile Transport (1)

Mental (5)

Missing Person (3)

Missing Property (0)

Motorist Assist (1)

No Driver’s License (1)

Noise Disturbance (3)

Other (1)

Phone Harassment (2)

Possession of Controlled Substance (1)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (1)

Possession of Marijuana (0)

Prowler (1)

Public Intoxication (1)

Reckless Driver (2)

Recovered Property (1)

Recovered Vehicle (1)

Request to Speak to Officer (11)

Robbery (0)

Runaway (1)

Scam (1)

School Bus (1)

Sex Offender (0)

Sexual Assault (0)

Sexual Assault of a Child (1)

Shots Fired (0)

Snake (2)

Stolen Property (1)

Stolen Vehicle (0)

Structure Fire ()

Suspicious Activity (6)

Suspicious Person (3)

Suspicious Vehicle (5)

Tampering (1)

Terroristic Threat (0)

Theft (9)

Theft of Copper (1)

Theft of Livestock (0)

Traffic Stop (8)

Transport (2)

Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle (0)

Vehicle Blocking Roadway (0)

Vehicle Fire (0)

Violation of Bond Conditions (0)

Violation of Protective Order (0)

Warrants (4)

Welfare Check (9)

 

            Total Calls   223                 

 

Call Summary by Area

   Alba              19                                                                                                                     

   Hawkins            38       

   Mineola            49       

   Quitman               60       

   Winnsboro               36                   

   Yantis             17                                           

 

Current Jail Population                              

            Males               73                                                       

            Females           16                                                      

Bookings            34                                                                                           

Releases            36                   

 
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