Quitman Police Report

Posted 7/14/22

The city of Quitman Police Department answered 267 calls for service in June, issued 63 traffic citations and 69 traffic warnings. QPD issued two criminal trespass warnings and made four warrant …

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Quitman Police Report


The city of Quitman Police Department answered 267 calls for service in June, issued 63 traffic citations and 69 traffic warnings. QPD issued two criminal trespass warnings and made four warrant arrests and two on-sight arrests.

June 5

Sergeant John Cooper, disturbance at Jim Hogg R.V. Park. Willie Walls Jr. was arrested for assault causing bodily injury of family/household member with a previous conviction. Walls was transported to Wood County Jail.

June 7 

Officer Joseph Gatewood, assault with bodily injury family violence. Victim reported an injury to her left lower leg received from a boyfriend. Gatewood photographed the injury. A warrant was issued for the suspect. The victim requested a magistrate’s order of emergency protection to be served at the time of suspect’s arrest. Thomas Liles was arrested for the warrant and a parole violation blue warrant. This case has been filed with the District Attorney’s Office.

June 11 

Officer Gatewood responded to the Family Dollar Store in the 500 block of E. Goode St. Gatewood was asked by the store manager to issue a man in the store a criminal trespass warning. Gatewood issued Jerry Freudiger a criminal trespass warning to not come back on the property or he could be arrested.

Officer Gatewood and Chief John Farmer were dispatched to the parking lot of the Family Dollar for a vehicle that struck a light pole. Gatewood found an elderly man, Calvin Grubbs, awake but non-responsive in the vehicle. The vehicle was running and in gear against the pole. After a brief attempt to get in the vehicle was unsuccessful, Farmer had Deputy Brady Gould from Wood County Sheriff’s Office break the passenger window because Grubbs appeared to be in distress. EMS transported Grubbs to the emergency room for treatment and the vehicle was picked up by a family member. 

Officer Joe Andrade, assault report at Dogwood Villa Apartments. Andrade took a victim’s statement and a witness statement from the victim’s wife. They advised that the suspect hit him in the mouth more than once. The suspect fled before officers arrived. This case was forwarded to an investigator. 

June 12

Officer Gatewood found a school zone caution light damaged and hanging down in the 900 block of E. Goode St. The Texas Dept. of Transportation was notified to repair the light.

June 14

Officer Gatewood and Chief Farmer, possible deceased person at a residence in the 500 block of Lance Rd. Officers found Sheri Jones deceased. Jones was transported to Tyler for autopsy. 

June 15

Sgt. Clint Perkins, expired registration in the 400 block of S. Main. Sam Teymourpour was charged with DWLI with a previous conviction. Teymourpour was found to have other Quitman warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid and operating of a motor vehicle without a license. Teymourpour was transported to Wood County Jail.

June 16

Officer Gatewood, possible burglary in the 600 block of Lance Rd. Subject advised she believed that a man she let stay with her came back in a window. She believed he left window unlocked and took several items of jewelry. The missing items were valued at $20,000. 

June 16

Officer Gatewood responded to the Human Resource Office for a female who had warrants out of Smith County. He located Amanda Sullivan and confirmed two Smith County warrants. Sullivan was transported to Wood County Jail.

June 20

Officer Andrade, welfare check at Pine Villa Apartments. Andrade went to the man’s apartment and found the victim in need of medical attention. The man was transported to UT Health Quitman, and Adult Protective Services were notified. 

June 26

Officer Andrade, traffic stop of a vehicle failing to maintain a single lane on S. Main St. The elderly female was disorientated and confused. She was from the Marble Falls area and believed she was in that area. Andrade got her to park and called EMS to check her out. EMS determined she needed to go to the hospital for further treatment. Andrade contacted the emergency contact person and found she had Sundown Syndrome. She was hospitalized and Adult Protective Services notified. A few days later the female was transported to Marble Falls by medical transport personnel.

June 29

Lieutenant Scott Gallimore wrote William Kessler a criminal trespass warning after receiving complaints from the lifeguards at the Quitman City Pool Complex on two occasions. Kessler was advised if he violated the warning, he could be arrested.

June 30

Lieutenant Anita Tucker retired from the Quitman Police Department. Tucker believed this was the best step for her to take for her and her family. Chief Farmer and officers thank Tucker for her service to the City of Quitman and wish her the best in her retirement.