2012-04-12 / Police

Sheriff’s Report

by Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer

April 2, 2012

A motorist reported an animal carcass on FM 696 W near the Arrowhead Mini Storage in Lexington. Deputy Liles located the dead hog and cleared the road.

Deputy Liles was dispatched to PR 2908 after a caller reported a vehicle had its flashers on and was parked in the outside lane of traffic. The vehicle was located and the driver reported that he ran out of gas, but pushed the car off the road. Deputy Liles gave the driver a courtesy ride to get gas.

A caller reported that some donkeys were out on CR 127 just off FM 1697. Deputy Skinner searched the area but advised that they were no longer on the road.

Deputy Skinner met with a complainant on CR 118 after she said that her son put a lock on the door to her house. The complainant cut the lock off her door.

The manager of the Westwood Villa Apartments called and requested that a deputy check on some dogs that some tenants own, that she believes are vicious. Chief Deputy Lapham and Deputy Skinner went to the apartment and the owners got rid of the dogs approximately two months ago.

Deputy York spoke to a complainant who lives on CR 302. He reported that a man threatened to assault him. He just wanted it documented that he was in a wheelchair and said if the man tries to fight him, he will just shoot him. Information was taken and no charges have been filed at this time.

A caller reported that her child’s father locked her out of the house on CR E in Lexington. She wanted to get their clothes out of the house. Deputy Carvin spoke to the complainant, who did not have a key to the residence, and advised that she not break any windows and to attempt to get in touch with her child’s father.

Several motorists reported that a mattress was in the eastbound lane of Hwy 21 approximately one mile west of CR 114. Deputy Carvin located the mattress and removed it from the road.

April 3, 2012

Deputy Carvin and Deputy Ray assisted at a reported accident on Hwy 21. A caller reported that a truck, pulling a trailer, ran off the road and was in the ditch. No one was injured and there was no property damage.

The Sheriff’s Office received an alarm call at a Lexington business. Deputy Skinner responded and advised that the workers accidentally set off the alarm.

Deputy Skinner met with a complainant on PR 4401 regarding a theft. A report was taken and the case is currently under investigation.

April 4, 2012

A motorist reported that a horse was walking in the middle of the road on FM 1624 approx 2 miles from Lexington. Deputy Ray reported that he located the horse and it walked the cattle guard at 7711 FM 1624.

A bus driver called and reported 5 donkeys out on CR 127. Deputy Ayres located the donkeys and ran them off the roadway.

The Sheriff’s Office received a residential alarm call on FM 696 in Lexington. Deputy Skinner checked out the residence and its perimeter and found it to be secure.

Deputy York took a report from subject who stated that there were two stray horses on their property and one of the horses attacked her horse, so she shot the stray horse. An information report was taken.

A complainant reported to Deputy Carvin that earlier in the day, a man was in her yard and he stole some tires and a windshield from her property. A theft report was taken.

Deputy Ray, Deputy Liles, Deputy Carvin and Deputy Rudolph responded to a two vehicle accident on Hwy 21 at FM 1624. A Fayette County Trooper worked the crash and deputies assisted with traffic control.

April 5, 2012

Deputy Ayres was dispatched to CR 127 near FM 1697 in Ledbetter to put up a donkey that was in the roadway.

A motorist reported a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed on Hwy 290 East heading westbound. Deputy Allen and Deputy Ledenbach searched the highway.

Deputy Allen and Deputy Ledenbach responded to a possible break-in on FM 3403 @ Hwy 21. The house was checked and the complainant was advised to have the house owner contact the Sheriff’s Office.

A complainant reported that she evicted her tenants from her rental property on PR 4401. They have locked her out of her property by putting a lock on the gate. Deputy Rudolph met with the complainant at the residence so she could take pictures of the damage from the outside of the house.

A resident on CR 430 West called and reported hearing a lot of gun fire and reported that the leaves on her trees were falling out because of it. Deputy Crockett searched the area but did not hear any gun shots.

April 6, 2012

Deputy York spoke to a complainant who reported that sometime during the night someone hit her mailbox on CR 309 in Blue. Deputies will be closely patrolling the area on all shifts.

A motorist reported cows out on FM 180 approximately one mile off Hwy 290. Deputy Crockett located the cows and ran them into a pasture at PR 1802.

A caller requested that Deputy Crockett meet her at her residence on FM 3403 because some items were stolen a few days ago. A report was taken and an investigation continues.

A concerned citizen reported seeing a silver four door car pull into a driveway across from the Wachsmann Feed Store with the lights turned off. Deputy Ray and Deputy Carvin located the vehicle and learned that the driver was having electrical issues with her vehicle, but had help on the way. She advised she would move her car and leave it at the old Wachsmann store.

April 7, 2012

A motorist reported that cows were out on FM 696 West @ CR 304. Deputy Ray located the cows and ran them off the roadway.

The Sheriff’s Office received a report from a truck driver that there was a large tree branch in the northbound lane of FM 141 at Nails Creek. Deputy Carvin located a limb from a tree in the road and cleared it from the road.

Deputy Crockett and Deputy Carvin responded to a trespassing call on CR 333 in Paige. After speaking to all parties involved, the matter ended up being a civil dispute.

April 8, 2012

Dispatch received a 9-1-1 hang up call that came from the Dime Box area. Deputies checked out different areas of Dime Box to see if anything was going on. When Deputy Carvin pulled up to the stop sign at CR 432, the driver jumped out of the vehicle and took off running into the woods. The vehicle was towed and secured. Investigation is still in progress at this time.

A motorist reported a young white male walking down Hwy 290 West. He stopped and appeared to be intoxicated and said his car broke down, but had trouble remembering where. Deputy Skinner located the subject, who was arrested and charged with public intoxication.

A caller reported that a man was lying on the ground next to his motorcycle at the old station on Hwy 77 @ Hwy 21. Deputy Skinner located the subject, who said he was just resting. Everything was okay.

Deputy Ray was dispatched to a residence on CR 221. The homeowner reported that someone was banging on her door. The subject knocking was just attempting to let her know that they ran a cow that was in the bar ditch onto her property. Deputy Ray is attempting to locate the owner.

Jail Report

Jail Count: 04/08/2012: 42 Male: 38 Female: 4

The Lee County Jail had 1462 inmate jail days in population and 51 inmate jail days in holding and the Lee County Dispatchers received 300 calls for service for the month of March


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