The Sheriff’s Office received 133 Calls for Service during the past 7-day period ending Sunday, October 21, 2018. On the day of this report there were 34 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 30 men and 4 women.
Shortly after 9am Monday morning, a case worker with Child Protective Services notified the Sheriff’s Office that she was attempting to pick up a 17-year-old female who had run away from a placement home in the Houston area. She said the female was at a residence in Archer City. Deputies responded but the girl had left the house on foot. Several Officers searched for her but did not locate the girl. She was entered into the State and National Crime Database as a missing person/juvenile. Later in the week a court order was issued that the female was going to be allowed to stay with family in Archer City. She is no longer considered a missing person.
Shortly after 9pm Monday evening, an Archer City woman reported that she had been at a birthday party and an intoxicated male had followed her home. She said the man was in her yard yelling at her. Officers responded but the man had driven away. Officers checked the man’s residence but he was not at home. Officers continued to check the area for her safety. No further issues were reported.
Around 3:45pm on Tuesday, a Megargel woman was arrested after an investigation into a reported Injury to a Child case resulted in a warrant for the woman’s arrest. A few days later, a male subject who was living with the woman was also arrested for his involvement in the case. The child was found a couple of weeks earlier wandering the street unsupervised and was later observed to have extensive bruising on the body. The woman has been released after posting a $20,000 bond but the male remains in custody at the time of this report.
Around 4:30pm Wednesday afternoon, a Lakeside City resident reported that a vehicle just hit her mailbox and debris was in her yard. While on the phone with dispatch she advised that two young men came to her door and said that their friend had hit her mailbox and wanted to pick up the vehicle parts lying in her yard. The boys would not give the caller the name of the person who hit the mailbox. A Deputy responded and eventually located the suspect vehicle and driver at another Lakeside City home. Since the damage was estimated at more than $1000, DPS was called to work the incident as an accident. The 16 year old driver was issued 2 citations in lieu of being charged with Duty on Striking Fixed Object, a class B misdemeanor.
Just before midnight Thursday night, a passerby observed a pickup truck sitting on the side of the road on Hwy 25 near the Windthorst City Park. He advised there was extensive damage to the truck but he didn’t see anyone around the vehicle. Deputies and DPS responded and observed a lot of damage to the Windthorst City Park. Entrance pillars and pipe railings were damaged or destroyed. Officers on scene then located the driver and an accident was worked by the Trooper on scene. No arrests were made at the time of the accident investigation.
Shortly after 9am Friday morning, a Lakeside City resident reported that someone had gotten into her checking account and took $1680. She advised that it was two transactions, one for $1500 and one for $180. The money was removed from a JP Morgan Chase Bank account out of Ohio. A report of the incident was made for the woman to submit to her bank to have her money re-deposited into her account. The bank’s fraud department will investigate.
Shortly after 9:30pm Friday evening, a Deputy patrolling near FM 442 and Wells Rd conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by a male subject. The Deputy suspected the driver may be intoxicated and conducted field sobriety testing. The male driver was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated and Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon after a handgun was found in his vehicle. For those of you who don’t know the law concerning possessing a handgun in a vehicle, it becomes illegal if you are committing another crime while in possession of a handgun even if it’s concealed in the vehicle.
Shortly after 3pm on Saturday, a motorist reported a major accident in Holliday involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle. A man and small child were on the motorcycle and were struck by the passenger vehicle driven by a female. The man and child were transported via ambulance to a Wichita Falls Hospital where the male was pronounced deceased. The child was wearing a helmet and is reported to recover from his injuries. Holliday Police are investigating.
Shortly after 7:30pm Sunday evening, Deputies were dispatched to a vehicle accident on Hwy 79 near T bone Rd. Upon arrival, Deputies observed a vehicle in the ditch on the side of the road. The male driver was checked and not injured, however, he was found to be wanted on a Criminal Trespass warrant out of Wichita County. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Archer County Jail.