2009-09-03 / Police

Sheriff 's Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

August 24, 2009

A caller reported that she was fighting with her boyfriend and he took her phone away from her so that she could not call the Sheriff's Office. Deputy Aderhold responded to the call on Shady Circle in Lexington.

Deputy York was dispatched to CR 122 to put up a large bull. A truck driver stopped and attempted to run it back into a pasture but it charged him.

Several motorists reported cows out in front of 2477 FM 2440. Deputy Carvin was dispatched.

August 25, 2009

A motorist reported that he hit a deer on FM 696 West approx 2 miles out. There were no injuries and very minimal damage to the vehicle. Deputy Aderhold responded and gave them a blue form.

Deputy Lapham put up cows that were out on CR 200 approx one mile West of CR 105


Deputy York was dispatched to speak to a subject regarding a theft on CR 123. A report was made and investigation continues.

Several callers reported that the cows were out again on FM 2440. Deputy York responded and advised that the gate was left open

August 26, 2009

A motorist reported that a female was having trouble changing her tire on Hwy 77. Deputy Carvin advised that she was having problems with her jack but he assisted and she is back on the road.

Deputy Aderhold assisted Trooper Weiser on Hwy 21 after a motorist reported that a vehicle was in the bar ditch and a male subject was trying to flag people down.

Deputy Lapham assisted with a funeral escort from Faith Temple to Lexington cemetery.

A complainant spoke to Deputy Lapham regarding animal cruelty on CR 113. A report was made and the case is currently under investigation.

The Sheriff's Office received a call from a concerned citizen regarding cows on CR 318 that appear to be starving and one cow is dead. Deputy Lapham checked on the cattle and reported that they are a little thin but they do have hay and water. The dead cow was shot by a poacher.

Deputy York put up some cows that were out on a sharp curve on FM 180 approx 2 miles from Hwy 290. The cows were located and put up.

Washington County reported a reckless driver on Hwy 77 heading towards Lee County. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and had forced other motorists off the roadway. Deputy Lapham searched the area.

Deputy Carvin and Deputy York were dispatched to a disturbance in Lexington. Before their arrival the subject causing the problems had already left the scene.

A complainant reported that the windows in the concession stand at the Firemen's Park had been broken. Deputy Easley took the report and investigation continues.

Deputy Easley responded to a disturbance on CR 430 in Dime Box. One subject was assaulted. After receiving the information of what happened, one subject was arrested and brought to jail.

A motorist reported cows out on FM 141 north of FM 1697. Deputy Aderhold located the cow and put it in a pasture to the north of FM 1697


Deputy Carvin was advised that a car was parked in the middle of FM 180 and a man and a woman were in the road screaming at each other. The vehicle was gone upon arrival.

August 27, 2009

Sheriff Meyer and Deputy Crockett responded to PR 2903 after a resident reported that a gas line had exploded on their property. South Lee County Fire Dept. and Giddings Fire Dept responded. DCP Gas Company arrived and allowed the line to bleed out before it was shut off.

A caller reported that an Outreach Health Care worker had stolen $300 from her mother. Deputy Lapham is investigating the case.

Deputy Robertson was notified of cows out on CR 326. He was able to locate them and ran them back into a pasture.

The Sheriff's Office received a call for help from a mother who was having problems with her juvenile daughter. Deputy Easley was dispatched and the situation was resolved.

Several subjects riding motorcycles were racing down CR 138. Deputy Carvin responded but did not locate anyone on motorcycles. A close patrol of the area will be in effect.

August 24, 2009

Deputy Crockett was dispatched to FM 3403 approx ¾ of a mile off Hwy 77 to put up a horse.

A motorist reported approx 20 cows out on CR 309. Deputy Lapham made contact with the owner due to the fence being in very bad shape.

Deputy Lapham spoke to a subject who advised he had accidentally hit and killed a dog. The dog owner came out and threatened to kill him. He wanted to press terroristic threat charges. The matter was resolved and no charges were filed.

A resident reported a suspicious vehicle trespassing on private property on CR 133. Deputy Carvin was dispatched and located the vehicle. The driver was issued a criminal trespass warning.

August 29, 2009

Deputy Durrenberger was dispatched to put up cows on Hwy 77 near the Leo church.

While on patrol Deputy Robertson reported that several cows were out on CR 119. He ran the cows back into the pasture and attempted to notify the landowner.

The Sheriff's Office received a strange 9-1-1 call from a male subject reporting that he was in some sort of situation. Dispatch could hear a female crying in the background and then the phone was hung up. Deputy Easley, Deputy Carvin and Deputy Robertson responded. Everything checked out okay.

August 30, 2009

Deputy Crockett drove up on a one vehicle rollover accident on FM 141 just south of CR 121. No occupants were at the scene. The vehicle was towed and investigation continues.

A concerned citizen reported that she believes a family is living in a trailer with no utilities or sewage. She is concerned for the juvenile child. Deputy Durrenberger, Deputy Crockett and Trooper Weiser responded to the scene. The father advised that his wife and daughter live in town. He was just fixing up the place so he can sell it.

A female caller spoke to Deputy Durrenberger regarding a criminal trespass warning against her parents going onto her property.

Another caller spoke to Deputy Durrenberger regarding a different criminal trespass case. The caller came into the Sheriff's Office and signed the documents so the criminal trespass warning could be served.

Deputy Robertson was dispatched to CR 138 to check on a female that had been threatened earlier in the day by her father. The deputy advised dispatch that the girl was fine.

Bluebonnet Electric reported that several cows were out on FM 696 East at the Lee County Line. Deputy Easley and Deputy Aderhold responded.


Jail Count 08/30/09: 42

Males: 38

Females: 4

Friday is the start of the Labor Day weekend; additional traffic will be on the highways with families traveling to enjoy one last outing together. Drive responsibly and have a safe Labor Day weekend.
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