Wood County Sheriff Report


 NOTE: The last issue (8-2-08) Sheriff's Report did not appear correctly so we have put it up on our website for you to read. On this occasion we will also begin to put future Sheriff's Reports up on this site: www.hlrgazette.com


Call CRIME STOPPERS if you have any information about any incidents. You may remain anonymous. Dial 903-763-CASH, or, in Mineola, call 903-569-2118.

August 21st: Deputy Greg Couch and Sgt. Jimmy Coleman were dispatched to a verbal disturbance at 363 CR 1227 in Quitman. Michael Todd Evans, 38, of Tyler, was at the residence. During the course of the investigation, the deputies found Evans to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Evans was arrested and taken to the Wood County Jail.

August 18th: Sgt. Investigator Terry Bevill arrested Gaylor "JR" Stiner, 38, of Mineola, and Jason English, 43, of Alba for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. On August 10th, 2008, dispatch received a call regarding a bloodied man laying at 809 CR 1681. The man was taken to ETMC in Tyler. He was not coherent and could not provide any information. The man's injuries had been life threatening and he had been in ICU. Through investigation by Sgt. Bevill, Stiner and English had approached the victim, put him in a pickup, and took him into the woods. They beat him severely, threatened him with a knife and thought they had killed him. Through witnesses, it was determined that Stiner and English had committed these crimes. Further investigation is continuing.

August 16th: Deputy Aaron Warren responded to CR 4778 in Winnsboro with regard to a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle, it was found, had been stolen from Gilmer. Investigators are following up on the case.

On the same date, Sgt. Michael Johnson was dispatched to 140 CR 2142 with regard to a domestic disturbance. Ida Harper, 76, of Quitman, had threatened to kill her son with a knife. Harper was arrested for assault by threat/family violence and was taken to the Wood County Jail.

August 15th: Deputy Couch was traveling north on Hwy 154 when he observed a vehicle with defective license plate lights. The driver was identified as James Delray Vivion, 26. Vivion had a revoked driver's license. He was taken to the Wood County Jail and charged with driving with an invalid license.

On the same date, Sgt. Jimmy Coleman was dispatched to 413 CR 4700 with regard to a stolen four-wheeler. It had been taken from a residence. The four-wheeler is a Honda 350 4X4 and has an estimated value of $4,300. The investigation is ongoing.

Also on this date, Deputy Tim Baucom stopped a vehicle on Highway 80 for speeding. The driver was identified as Abel Ramirez, 33, of Ben Wheeler. Ramirez did not possess a driver's license. He was taken to the Wood County Jail.

Finally, on this date, Deputy David Barkley observed a vehicle on Hwy 80 west of FM 1799 driving in an unsafe manner. The driver was identified as Ronny Dale Melton, 44, of Mineola. He had a strong odor of alcohol. Melton did not possess a driver's license due to some prior DWI charges. After he failed sobriety tests, Melton was arrested for driving while intoxicated, third offense or more, and was taken to the Wood County Jail.

Summary of calls this period: Agency assist, 7; animal calls, 11; alarms, 5; burglary/theft, 11; civil disputes, 2; criminal; mischief, 7; disturbances, 6; harassment, 3; threats, 3; suspicious person/vehicle, 7; welfare checks, 5; traffic stops, 6.

Total calls this period: 125

During the period, there were 79 males at the Wood County Jail and 16 females.

The bookings numbered 38 and releases totaled 37.

During the period, radio primary call in and out numbered 1,959. The 911 calls totaled 283. Phone calls in and out numbered 1,935 for an overall total of 4,177 calls.

August 14th: Sgt. Mark Miller took a theft report from Mineola Traders. Some unknown person(s) stole an electric meter valued at approximately $250 to $300. The investigation is continuing.

August 13th: Deputy David Barkley was dispatched to C & C Country Corner Store located at 7110 Hwy 154 east in Winnsboro on a report of a burglary. A newspaper delivery person noticed that damage had been caused to some front glass. Extensive damage had been done to the front of the store. Several items were stolen including several packs of cigarettes and cigars. The investigation is continuing.

August 12th: Deputy Aaron Barkley took a criminal mischief report at 2049 CR 2260. Some unknown person(s) had caused damage with their vehicle by driving through a fence. Several crime scene evidence items were left behind. The vehicle was possibly a dark silver metallic Toyota pickup or SUV that caused the damage. The investigation is continuing.

August 10th: Deputy James Carter responded to a structure fire on CR 3920 and CR 3940. Holly Lake Fire department was on the scene when the deputy arrived. The residence was fully engulfed. The residence was not occupied at the time of the fire. It has been determined that the fire was deliberately set because there were no utilities that were operating at the time. The fire is now under investigation.

August 9th: Deputy Guy Powell was dispatched to 111 CR 2466 in Mineola with regard to a reported dispute. On arrival, the deputy found Kenny Ray Alvey, 49, to be very belligerent and combative. After a physical confrontation, Alvey was arrested and charged with assault on a public servant and was transported to the Wood County Jail.

On the same date, Sgt. Mark Miller was on patrol on Hwy 69 and observed a vehicle not displaying a front license plate. The driver was identified as Seth Aaron Noble, 46, of Gladewater. Nobles appeared nervous. Sgt. Miller and K-9 Mika conducted a search of the vehicle. The dog alerted on the vehicle and marijuana was found inside. Nobles was arrested for possession of marijuana under two ounces and was taken to the Wood County Jail.

August 8th: Deputy Mike Taylor was dispatched to 1735 Hwy 37 north in Quitman with regard to a report of criminal mischief. Some unknown person(s) had thrown a rock through a window of the residence. The investigation is continuing.

Summary of calls this period: Agency assist, 6; alarms, 10; animal calls, 12; criminal mischief, 4; civil disputes, 2; disturbances, 5; harassment, 4; threats, 3; suspicious person/vehicle, 11; welfare checks, 7; traffic stops, 7. Total calls this period - 142.

During the period, there were 84 males at the Wood County Jail and 11 females for a total of 95.

During the period, bookings numbered 34 and there were 31 releases.

Radio primary calls in and out numbered 2,150. The 911 calls totaled 443. Phone calls in and out numbered 2,137 for a total of 4,730 calls.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:04