Wood County Sheriff’s Report

Posted 9/2/21

August 17

Deputies Matthew Cooper and Mike Allison with Sgt. Jeremy Smith responded to the area of CR 2262 in the Mineola area for a disturbance. After checking the apartment complex and …

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August 17

Deputies Matthew Cooper and Mike Allison with Sgt. Jeremy Smith responded to the area of CR 2262 in the Mineola area for a disturbance. After checking the apartment complex and surrounding area, deputies located a gray SUV with an Arkansas license plate parked north of the complex, next to Lake Holbrook. Contact was made with the SUV’s sole occupant, who was sitting in the back seat and appeared to be living in the car. During their discussion with the woman, deputies were able to ascertain it was she who had called for help following an altercation with her boyfriend who had taken off walking. The victim claimed her boyfriend had placed his arm around her neck and she was unable to breathe for a period of about ten seconds. She also stated she had bit him on the arm in an effort to get free. The boyfriend was later found and had an obvious bite mark on his arm, backing up the woman’s story. Donald Ray Bean, 38, of Grand Saline was arrested for assault family/household member, impede breath/circulation.

August 19

CID Captain Mike Chilson observed a black Dodge Durango on the side of the road on SH 37N. Records showed the vehicle had been abandoned for one week. A wrecker service was contacted and took possession of the vehicle. 

August 20

Deputy Brad Cox was dispatched to CR 3600 for a stabbing. Cox learned the victim had already left the scene but was later notified that the victim was at Hawkins PD. The man advised he had been stabbed by his aunt and her boyfriend as a result of an ongoing family dispute. The victim was transported to Christus Mother Frances in Tyler. This case has been referred to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

August 21

Deputy Cole Hudson was dispatched to Holly Lake Ranch for a possible missing person, who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and had taken her dog for a walk about 7:20 p.m. At 9 p.m. the dog returned home missing its leash and collar. Hudson called for assistance from canine units. An extensive search, which also involved DPS Air and Holly Lake VFD, was conducted. The victim was located by Deputy McKenzie Chandler and was evaluated by EMS prior to being transported to a Tyler hospital.

August 22

Deputy Cole Hudson was dispatched to a structure fire at 3 a.m. on Hwy. 154 east in the Quitman area. Hudson spoke with a witness at the scene who stated the house is vacant. The witness was able to give information regarding suspects and a suspect vehicle. This case will be forwarded to Fire Marshall Tully Davidson. 

Deputy Cooper was dispatched to south FM 14, in the Hawkins area, for a dog bite. The victim stated he had brought the dog that belonged to his mother-in-law to the location in an attempt to help it become more social. The dog had bit him on the hand while he was attempting to walk the dog on a leash. The man had already sought medical treatment for his wounds, which included abrasions and a broken left pinky finger. Cooper verified with the owner that the dog was current on its shots and advised the owner to quarantine the dog for 10 days.

August 23

Deputy Cooper was dispatched to a residential burglary just after midnight in the area of CR 3840 near Hawkins. The female victim stated she and her son, who live at the residence, had returned from work to find the door of the residence open and multiple electronics and collectible knives missing. This case will be forwarded for continued investigation.

Deputy Andrew Morrison spoke with a Terrell woman regarding possible damage done to her son’s home. The home is vacant while its owner resides in Hawaii. The woman informed Morrison they have had problems in the past with people “squatting” on the property. The woman was unable to meet Morrison at the property but stated she would contact her contractor, who was familiar with the property, and have him meet Morrison.

Deputy Morrison and the contractor met at the residence on FM 778 near Hawkins. While walking through the residence, Morrison noted several large holes in the drywall, broken cabinet doors and multiple broken windows. According to the contractor, three window-style air conditioning/heater units were missing along with two bed frames. This case remains under investigation.

August 24

Deputy Morrison was dispatched to a residence on FM 778 for a possible theft of property. The complainant stated he was in the process of moving into the residence and had left several boxes inside the garage. One of the garage doors had been left open to allow easy access to the boxes. The missing property, described as various tools, is valued at $700. This case has been closed as the reporting party wished only to have an incident report completed for documentation.