Quitman Police Report

Posted 8/26/21

July 30 

Officer Caitlyn Wilson met with a person at the Quitman Police Dept. and took a harassment report. The person advised she was being harassed by her ex-boyfriend because they were …

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Quitman Police Report


July 30 

Officer Caitlyn Wilson met with a person at the Quitman Police Dept. and took a harassment report. The person advised she was being harassed by her ex-boyfriend because they were co-owners of a house. She advised she told her ex-boyfriend to stop texting, messaging and snap-chatting her, but he continued to harass her. She wanted to file charges on him. This case was forwarded to criminal investigations for follow-up.

Officer Wilson met with Quitman ISD Superintendent Rhonda Turner at the Bud Moody Stadium on Morris St. where she found graffiti spray painted on the top bleachers while inspecting before an upcoming game. The profanity was photographed and it was unknown how long it had been there. This case was forwarded to criminal investigations for follow-up. 

August 2 

Officer Kevin Atkinson responded to a residence on Jeanell St. for a civil issue and allegations of assault. Atkinson took statements from both parties who advised they both had been assaulted, but Atkinson did not observe any physical injury to either person. Atkinson forwarded this case to criminal investigations for follow-up. 

August 7

Officer Atkinson was dispatched to the Wood County Sheriff’s Department for a verbal dispute in the lobby between a man and a woman. Atkinson spoke to Deputy Brad Cox, who advised that the male subject advised he had been assaulted by his girlfriend prior to coming to the sheriff’s department. Atkinson was not able to see any apparent injuries on the male subject. Atkinson spoke to the male subject who denied being assaulted and further refused to cooperate with Atkinson’s investigation. The parties were told to separate and left the sheriff’s office. 

August 10

Sgt. Jefferey Baldwin responded to a vehicle theft on Tina Street, where the person advised that his 2005 Silver Dodge Dakota and a black lawn mower trailer had been taken. The person advised that while he was working on a yard, he observed a slim white male walking around that area. While getting the information Sgt. Baldwin was notified by a Wood County Sheriff’s Deputy A. Morrison that he located the truck and suspect in the Clear Lakes area. The suspect, identified as Nathanael Wells, admitted to taking the truck without permission. The vehicle was released to the owner and he wanted to pursue charges. Baldwin had Morrison transport Wells to Wood County Jail where Baldwin booked in Wells and charged him with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

August 12

Officer Wilson, Lt. Anita Tucker and Chief John Farmer went to a residence on East Side Dr. for warrant service on a white female, Malorie Walker. Walker had four outstanding city warrants and was located at her residence and taken into custody. While at the residence, Pete Ybarra was found to be on the premises which made him in violation of bond conditions when he was arrested for assault with bodily injury family violence. The bond conditions stated he could not be at the residence or within 200 feet of Walker or her sons. Wilson took Ybarra into custody and he was transported to the Wood County Jail and charged with violation of bond conditions for family violence.

August 17

Officer Atkinson stopped a 2011 Kia Forte for expired temporary registration in the 500 block of E. Goode St. Atkinson could smell the strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Atkinson advised the driver, a female identified as Janice Golightly, to step out of the vehicle. Atkinson requested Officer Wilson to come to his location and pat down and watch Golightly, while he did a probable cause search. Atkinson located methamphetamine in the vehicle and Golightly was taken into custody and transported to the Wood County Jail and booked in for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1, less than one gram, which is a state jail felony.

Officer Wilson responded to Shady Bend to take a criminal mischief report of a damaged mailbox. The mailbox was encased in stone and mortar and was chipped and cracked like it had been struck by a motor vehicle. The damage was estimated to be $900. This case is under investigation. 

Sgt. Baldwin responded to a major accident at the intersection of Hart St. and E. Goode St. According to the witnesses a 2008 Ford F-150 did not stop for a stop sign at Hart St. and Goode St. and collided with a TxDOT Gradall XL3100 traveling eastbound in the 200 block of Goode St. The driver of the pickup was taken to the UT Quitman Hospital to get checked out, but the TxDOT driver had no injuries. The pickup caught fire and was extinguished by the Quitman Fire Dept.  

Sgt. Clint Perkins responded to Pete’s Tire at 416 S. Main St. at 6:44 a.m. for a possible burglary. The owner had found a plate glass window broken out of the lobby when he arrived to work. Perkins went in to clear the building and found a white male suspect still in the building and took him into custody. Perkins identified the suspect as Nathanial Williams and he had been released from the UT Health Quitman Hospital earlier this date. Williams was transported to the Wood County Jail, where he was booked on charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief for the broken window. These cases will be filed with the District Attorney’s office. 

August 21

Officer Wilson was on patrol when she observed a dark blue Nissan pickup truck with expired registration from April 2020. Wilson made contact with the driver, a white male who was identified as Thomas Andrew Fitzgerald, and learned he had no liability insurance and no valid driver’s license. Fitzgerald was transported to the Wood County Jail, where he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine hidden on his person. Wilson charged Fitzgerald with possession of a controlled substance penalty group1 more than four grams but less than 200 grams, which is a Felony 2, prohibited substance in a correctional facility which is a felony 3 and three class C misdemeanor charges.