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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.

Sept. 21st: Deputy Josh O'Grady was dispatched to the 1700 block of CR 2270 in the Mineola area with regard to the burglary of a vehicle. The victim advised that eight pieces of lumber valued at $30 had been stolen from his blue 2008 Toyota pickup. This case is under investigation.

On the same date, Deputies Sellers and O'Grady were dispatched to the 100 block of PR 6884 with regard to a dispute in progress. On arrival, the victim advised that the suspect had left the residence. The victim advised that the suspect had threatened to kill him and had also assaulted his two sons. The case is under investigation.

Also on this date, Deputy Samantha Sellers was dispatched to the 300 block of CR 2460 in the Mineola area with regard to an assault. On arrival and investigation, it was ascertained that the victim had been grabbed by the neck. She was thrown to ground and struck her head. A warrant was issued for Mark Alan Johnson of Mineola for assault causing bodily injury.

Finally on this date, Deputy Rusty Owens met a victim in the lobby of the sheriff's department with regard to his ex-girlfriend stealing his checkbook and writing several checks. The case is under investigation.

Sept. 20th: Deputy Brad Armendariz was dispatched to the 100 block of CR 2149 in the Quitman area with regard to a stolen black and white French bull dog valued at $2,500. The case is under investigation.

On the same date, Deputy Armendariz was dispatched to the 300 block of CR 2121 in the Quitman area with regard to a criminal mischief report. The victim advised that the driver's side window on his tan 2001 Lincoln Navigator had been shattered. The window is valued at $400. The case is under investigation.

Sept. 19th: Deputy Sam Threadgill was advised to contact a victim by public service with regard stolen hay. Eight round bales of hay valued at $650 were stolen from CR 4895 in the Winnsboro area. The case is under investigation.

Sept. 18th: Deputy David Hitt was dispatched to the 100 block of CR 4494 in the Winnsboro area with regard to an assault. The victim advised that he had been struck on the head and, once on the ground, he was kicked several times. On investigation, Donald Ray Warren, 46, of Mt. Vernon, was placed under arrest for assault causing bodily injury.

Sept. 17th: Deputy Owens was dispatched to the 6400 block of FM 17 north at White Oak Shores in the Alba area with regard to a burglary. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had entered his unlocked storage building and had stolen a blue Ryobi electric saw valued at $35 and a 52-inch patio ceiling fan on a stand valued at $269. The case is under investigation.

Sept. 16th: Deputy Sellers was dispatched to the 400 block of CR 3542 in the Hawkins area with regard to a victim who advised that the back door of his locked residence had been broken into. He advised that two handguns, a blue steel Smith & Wesson 38 caliber, and a silver Colt 38 caliber revolver had been stolen from the residence. The case is under investigation.

Sept. 15th: Deputy Armendariz was dispatched to the 1000 block of Hwy 80 west with regard to stolen property. The victim advised that a trailer that was being pulled by a red SUV belonged to him and had been reported stolen in August of this year. On further investigation, a warranty for theft/possession of stolen property, was issued for Rusty Lynn Pruitt of Hawkins.

On the same date, Deputy David Hitt was dispatched to CR 4467 in the Winnsboro area with regard to a burglary. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had stolen 12 powder grey 12-foot fence panels valued at $1,800. This case is under investigation.

Also on this date, Deputy Chris Turner was dispatched to the 200 block of CR 2310 in the Mineola area with regard to a burglary. The victim advised that entry was gained through a window. She also advised that she is the caretaker of the residence that was broken into. The case is under investigation.

Finally, on this date, Deputy Sam Threadgill was dispatched to the 2900 block of Hwy 154 west at Oak Ridge Marina with regard to the burglary of a coin-operated machine. The victim advised that unknown suspect(s) had broken the lock off the machine and stolen approximately $50 in coins and one dollar bills. The cost to repair the machine will be $600. The case is under investigation.

Sept. 14th: Deputy Armendariz was dispatched to the 100 block of PR 6645 in the Mineola area with regard to a theft. Over $270 worth of tools were removed from the victim's unlocked vehicle and from his storage building. The case is under investigation.

On the same date, Deputy Turner was dispatched to the 5400 block of Hwy 80 east in the Hawkins area with regard to an assault. The victim advised that she had been struck in the nose by her husband. On investigation, Richard Caruthers Sykes was placed under arrest for assault causing bodily injury.

Also on this date, Deputy Donivan South met with the victim of an assault that took place at Lake Quitman. During the assault, the suspect also damaged the windshield of the victim's 1989 Ford truck. The case is under investigation.

Sept. 12th: Deputy O'Grady was advised to make contact with a victim that was assaulted on September 10th, 2011, at the Pirates Club in the 800 block of CR 3440 in the Hawkins area. The victim advised that the suspect had struck her on the left side of her face and knocked her unconscious. The case is under investigation.

On the same date, Deputy O'Grady was dispatched to Farrington Street in the Alba area to the BASA oil site with regard a theft. A 7.5 hp 3-phase 280 motor with a Lug Joy connection on the end of the shaft valued at $600 was taken. The case is under investigation.

Also on this date, Deputy Chris Bettis met with a complainant in the lobby of the sheriff's office with regard to his 9mm Beretta polymer handgun valued at $422 having been stolen from his home. The victim advised that there had been painters painting inside the residence and he noticed his handgun missing. The case is under investigation.

Finally, on this date, Deputy Owens was dispatched to the 100 block of CR 2171 in the Quitman area with regard to a burglary. The victim advised that her residence had been unlocked. She said that a 350-watt Kenwood amplifier valued at $150 and two Pioneer speaker boxes valued at $250 had been stolen.

Sept. 10th: Deputy Turner was dispatched to the 300 block of CR 4310 in the Winnsboro area with regard to a gun shot. The victim was flown to a Tyler hospital. The suspect had fled the scene. The case is under investigation.

During the period there were 93 males and 9 females at the Wood County Jail. There were 29 bookings and 32 releases.