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Wood County Sheriff’s Report

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Wood County Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest of a fugitive wanted in a case. When you call 903-763-CASH, your information to Crime Stoppers is confidential and you can remain anonymous.
When you give your information, you will be assigned a special reference number for your call. You can use this number at a later date to claim a reward if your information leads to an arrest. You do NOT need to give your name.
Crime Stoppers may pay a reward up to $1,000 for information on any warrant that leads to an arrest and indictment.
To view the county's eight most wanted fugitives, go to www.co.wood.tx.us and click on Wood County's Most Wanted.
October 13th: Deputy David Hill was dispatched to the 2100 block of CR 4420 in the Winnsboro area with regard to an assault. The victim advised that her husband had hit her, kicked her and burned her with a cigarette. She was taken to by EMS to the hospital in Winnsboro for evaluation of her injuries. On investigation, Juan Carlos Torres was placed under arrest for assault causing bodily injury/family violence. Bond was set at $3,000.
On the same date, Deputy Hill was dispatched to the 1400 block of Hwy 80 east with regard to a male subject causing a disturbance. On arrival, Jarvis Security had the subject detained. On investigation, Jared Michael Underwood was placed under arrest for assault by threat and for criminal mischief for destruction of Wood County Jail property. Bond was set at $1,500.
October 12th: Deputy Sam Threadgill was dispatched to the 1000 block of Highway 37 south in the Quitman area with regard to the burglary of six storage units. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had cut the locks off the storage units. The case is under investigation.
October 11th: Sgt. Jayson Farmer was dispatched to the 800 block of CR 4575 in the Winnsboro area with regard to a structure fire. The victim advised that he was in the living room in his motorized wheel chair when his smoke alarms sounded. The victim, his granddaughter and his six-year-old great grandson all escaped the home safely. The victim's granddaughter was in her bedroom on her computer and her son was on the floor playing when her son told her the bed was on fire. The victim's granddaughter attempted to douse the flames to no avail. The case has been forwarded to Fire Marshal Randy Selman.
On the same date, Deputy Chris Turner was dispatched to the 300 block of CR 3245 with regard to a structure fire in the Quitman area. The victim advised that the home is being remodeled and he went to make sure that rain was not getting into the house. The home appeared to have been struck by lightening. The house is insured. The case has been forwarded to Fire Marshal Selman.
October 10th: Deputy Chris Turner was dispatched to the 300 block of PR 5885 in the Yantis area with regard to the burglary of a vehicle. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had entered her unlocked Chevy Suburban and her Lincoln MZK and had stolen a 45 caliber steel handgun, an IPOD Nano and the keys of the Suburban. The case is under investigation.
October 9th: Deputy Zachary Soto was dispatched to the 400 block of CR 3540 in the Hawkins area with regard to a domestic disturbance in progress. The victim advised that she was assaulted by her husband in Tyler and it is continuing. On investigation, Fred Allan Hartgraves was placed under arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/family violence. Bond was set at $25,000.
October 8th: Deputy Hill was dispatched to the 6200 block of Hwy 11 east in the Winnsboro area with regard to a burglary. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had broken into his mother's home and had stolen four straight-back chairs and some family photos. The victim is the executor of his mother's property. The case is under investigation.
Summary of calls this period: Agency assist,5; alarms, 15; assaults, 9; burglary of a building, 2; residential burglaries, 3; burglary of a vehicle, 1; civil cases, 2; cows out, 5; criminal mischief, 7; criminal trespass, 5; disturbances,16; disputes, 1; dog problems, 12; harassment, 4; horses out, 1; suspicious persons, 5; suspicious vehicles, 1; threats, 1; thefts, 4; unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 1; welfare checks, 3.
Total calls this period - 155;
During the period there were 75 males and 13 females at the Wood County Jail for a total of 88. There were 30 bookings and 31 releases.
October 6th: Deputy Turner spoke with an employee of Riverside Transport in Kansas City, Kansas with regard to a stolen 53-foot Strickland semi tractor trailer. The trailer had a Maine license plate. The trailer is valued at $10,000. The trailer was stolen from the 1500 block of CR 3540 (Ozarka) in the Hawkins area. The case is under investigation.
On the same date, Deputy Threadgill was advised of a theft of copper wire. The victim said that 3,000 feet (five spans) of copper wire valued at over $15,000 had been taken from the 1200 block of CR 1236 in the Quitman area by unknown suspect(s)
October 3rd: Deputy Samantha Sellers was dispatched to the 100 block of PR 5899 in the Yantis area with regard to a disturbance in progress. On arrival, it was ascertained that both subjects has assaulted each other. Tommy Houck and his wife, Heather Conley, were placed under arrest for assault/family violence.
On the same date, Deputy Soto was advised that a vehicle which had been involved in a criminal mischief incident in Hopkins County was traveling a high speed in excess of 100 mph. It was located at FM 515 and CR 1473 in the Yantis area. Sawyer Zane Lacaze was placed under arrest for driving with an invalid license and failure to stop at a stop sign.
October 2nd: Deputy Chris Bettis was dispatched to the 3400 block of Hwy 37 south with regard to a theft. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had entered her travel trailer and had stolen prescription medications. The case is under investigation.
On the same date, Deputy J.W. Williams was on FM 2659 in the Hawkins area on routine patrol when he observed a pickup with the driver failing to maintain a single lane. He stopped the truck and made contact with the driver. On investigation, Jason France was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Also on this date, Deputy Sellers was dispatched to the 3900 block of CR 4660 in the Winnsboro area with regard to a burglary of a habitation. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had entered her locked residence and had stolen some copper from the residence. The case is under investigation.
Also on this date, Deputy Bettis was dispatched to the 100 block of CR 2444 in the Mineola area with regard to a criminal mischief report. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had broken the window out of his green 2003 four-door Saturn. The case is under investigation.
Finally, on this date Deputy Soto was dispatched to the 200 block of PR 6569 with regard to a disturbance in progress. The victim advised that the suspect came to the residence cussing and yelling in front to several young children and other witnesses. On investigation, Daniel Scott Tapley was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.
Summary of calls this period: Agency assist, 5; alarms, 13; animal calls, 4; assaults, 5; burglary of a building, 1; residential burglary, 1; civil cases, 3; criminal mischief, 4; criminal trespass, 4; disturbances, 1; disputes, 2; dog problems, 11; horses, out, 2; suspicious vehicles, 2; suspicious person, 22; threats, 1; thefts, 6; unauthorized use of a vehicle, 1; welfare checks, 2. Total calls this period: 130.
During the period, there were 75 males and 15 females at the Wood County Jail for a total of 90. There were 30 bookings and 36 releases.