Wood County Sheriff’s Department activities for the time period of Jan. 17-12 are as follows:
Jan. 23 – Deputies were dispatched to county Road 1416 near Quitman at 12:08 a.m. on a 911 abuse call. They arrested Ernest Brown, 60, Quitman, for possession of marijuana and silent abusive cal/ electronic communication to 911 services.
Deputies spoke with the owner of a tractor that was taken on CR 2290 near Mineola. They said someone they knew had taken the tractor but had not returned it.
Property owners on CR 1600 near Alba reported that cast-iron hay rings had been stolen from their property.
Jan. 22 – Deputies were dispatched to Farm-to-Market 17 near Alba at 10:22 a.m. on a report of shots fired. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate any activity.
There was a report that in the area of FM 17 near Alba reported hearing gunshots but deputies weren’t able to find anything.
A person on FM 515 near Yantis reported that cell phones were stolen from their residence.
The owner of property on CR 4815 near Winnsboro reported a generator welder was stolen from their property.
Jan. 21 – Deputies were dispatched to a report of a disturbance on CR 2840 near Mineola at 12:24 a.m. the people involved were separated for the night.
Deputies went to a home on Cr 4660 to perform an inquest after a 76-year-old man was found dead at his residence. No autopsy was ordered.
Deputies arrested Donald Delane, 55, Winnsboro, for aggravated assault after being dispatched to a disturbance on CR 4700 near Winnsboro.
Deputies performed an inquest at a home on CR 4870 near Winnsboro where a 77-year-old man was found dead at his home. The justice of the peace arrived and no autopsy was ordered. The case has been forwarded to another agency.
Jan. 20 – Deputies cleared the scene at Holiday Village Clubhouse at 11:28 a.m. after responding to a disturbance and locating the people involved.
There was a report of harassment that occurred on CR 4200 near Winnsboro. Advice was given to the complainant.
There was a report of a theft on Private Road 5883 near Yantis where a boat was stolen. However, it was later recovered.
Deputies arrested Joseph McDowell, 31, Mineola on warrants and for burglary of habitation intend other felony after responding to a report of a dispute on FM 1804 near Mineola.
A property owner on Highway 69 near Alba reported a gun was stolen from their property.
Deputies arrested Teddy Oneal, 58, Quitman, for driving while intoxicated third or more after a traffic stop on Highway 154 near Quitman at 8:36 p.m.
Jan. 19 – Deputies arrested Shaquan Bell, 23, Quitman on warrants on Hart Street in Quitman.
They also arrested Kenneth Barnes, 44, Mineola, on a warrant on Pacific Street in Mineola.
A property owner on CR 3950 near Mineola reported tools were stolen out of their shed. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
A Yantis resident reported someone used their credit/debit cards without their permission. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
Deputies arrested Samuel Threadgill, 37, Alba, for possession of a controlled substance after stopping him on traffic on CR 1903 near Yantis.
Deputies arrested Joshua Pigott, 37, Grand Prairie, on a warrant, assault family violence, assault on a family member impeding breath with previous conviction.
Deputies arrested Dakota Ogle, 18, Yantis, on a warrant after responding to a report of a disturbance on Sells Street in Yantis.
Jan. 18 – Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Highway 37 near Mineola at 7:55 a.m. and arrested Andrew Moore, 35, Mineola, for public intoxication.
The owner of property on FM 17 near Alba reported that several items were stolen from their shop. This case has been forwarded to investigators.
A property owner on Highway 37 near Mineola reported hay bales were stolen from their property.
Jan. 17 – Deputies arrested Kevin Wood, 30, Grand Saline, as well as Shana Earle, 26, Yantis, both on warrants. Earle was also charged with tampering with evidence with intent to impair and possession of a controlled substance.
Deputies went to CR 1445 near Quitman at 9:21 p.m. after having a report of shots fired but weren’t able to locate any source of the noise.
Between Jan17 and 23, the Wood County Sheriff’s Department investigators filed three cases with the district attorney, arrested two people on warrants and recovered $750 worth of stolen property.
Regretfully, the information above is several weeks old: Wood County Sheriff Tom Castloo no longer sends his department’s timely report to the Wood County Monitor. Though elected officials are required by law to provide equal access to public records in a timely fashion, Castloo provides the report to the Monitor several days after furnishing it to other media outlets. To acquire the public records which the sheriff is required to release under open government laws, the Monitor sends a weekly Public Information Act request to Castloo that, the Texas Attorney General’s Office maintains, should be fulfilled “promptly, or as soon as possible without delay.” The records above were sent to the Monitor eight days after the documents were requested.