Sheriff Staci Beesinger

The Sheriff’s Office received 118 Calls for Service during the past 7-day period ending Sunday, November 25, 2018. On the day of this report there were 28 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 23 men and 5 women.

Around 11:45am Monday morning, a woman living on Huff Rd reported that her 2 adult sons were involved in a disturbance. She advised that her 25-year-old son pushed her 20-year-old son and threatened to slap him in the face because the younger brother disciplined the older brother’s child. A Deputy responded and spoke with all parties involved. The older son was barred from the property and left with no further incident.

Two reports of vehicle accidents involving deer were reported on Monday. One on FM 1954 just east of US 281 just after 7pm and one on US 281 just after noon just north of Scotland City Limits. No one was injured in either accident.

Shortly after 11am Tuesday morning, a man who paid to lease land for hunting in Archer County reported that he and 2 other men paid a man to lease several acres for hunting. The man who received the money evidently did not pay the land owner so the men were told they could not hunt on the property. Several thousand dollars were involved. The land owner later agreed to allow the men to hunt since a local Game Warden and Wardens from Denton County were investigating the man who kept the money. The investigation is ongoing.

Shortly before 10:30pm Tuesday evening, an Archer County resident reported that he observed a person bleeding from the mouth lying in the ditch on US 281 near Lindemann Rd. The caller was employed by the Wichita Falls Police Department and was trying to figure out what the issue was. Deputies and medical personnel responded and it was discovered that two men were in a vehicle and one of the men started to have a medical issue. He was transported to a Wichita Falls hospital for treatment. Family members were contacted from Jacksboro and came to retrieve the vehicle and the other passenger. No word received on the transported man’s condition.

Shortly after 11am on Wednesday morning, an Archer City man reported that he observed a neighbor walking on an Archer City residential street. When the neighbor saw the caller drive by he flashed his private parts and began cussing at him. The caller said this incident was not the first time the neighbor had displayed himself in this manner. Archer City Police was notified and responded, but the caller could not give a description or a name of the subject in question. It is suspected that there is a discrepancy between the two men, however; the issue was not disclosed to the Officer.

Just before 10pm Wednesday night, a Deputy drove up on a horse that had been hit by a vehicle on FM 1954 near the Bowman Fire Station. The owner of the horse was located and came to the scene to remove the horse to be put down. The female driver who struck the horse was not injured.

Shortly after 5pm Thursday afternoon, Olney Police Officers called in pursuit of a vehicle travelling westbound on Hwy 114 nearing the Archer County line. Archer County Deputies responded but the vehicle entered Baylor County before they could arrive. The vehicle finally stopped just inside the Baylor County line. The elderly male driver told Officers he was listening to the Cowboy Football game on the radio and did not hear the sirens or see their lights. He was released, but it was unknown if he received a citation from Olney Police for the infraction.

Shortly after 7pm Thursday evening, a Deputy received information in reference to a subject in possession of an illegal drug at an Archer City address. Deputies went to the residence and observed 3 male subjects outside the residence. The men were interviewed and gave consent to search. Cocaine and Marijuana were located in the residence. One male subject was arrested and transported to the Archer County Jail where he remains in custody under $29,000 bond. He is also being held on an ICE Detainer with no bond.

Around 1:30am Friday morning, a Deputy on patrol on Hwy 82/277 in Mankins observed a vehicle turn south on Hwy 25. The Deputy observed a traffic violation and stopped the vehicle on Hwy 25 just south of Hwy 82. The male driver and male passenger were checked and the Deputy could smell a strong odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search was performed and a massive amount of marijuana, hemp oil, and other THC products were located. The occupants, both from Florida, admitted they had been to Colorado to purchase the substances and were on their way back to Florida. The 31 year old driver was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2, greater than 4 grams less than 400 grams and transported to the Archer County Jail. He was released later in the day after posting a $100,000 bond.

Around 11am Friday morning, a travelling motorist on FM 1954 east of US 281 reported a vehicle on fire. The caller said 2 men were standing outside the vehicle. Lakeside City Fire Department responded along with Deputies, DPS, and a Clay County Fire Department. The blaze was extinguished and no injuries reported. The cause of the fire was a mechanical malfunction.

Saturday was extremely quiet with minimal calls reported. Just before 11:30am a woman reported that she had been involved in a minor accident on US 281 and Munchrath Rd in Windthorst. She advised that another vehicle did not stop at a stop sign and she hit the vehicle. Neither driver was injured in the accident. Both vehicles were drivable and DPS declined to work the accident. Both drivers were advised to go on the TXDOT website to report the accident for insurance purposes.

Around 3pm on Sunday afternoon, a man who pumps an oil lease near Prideaux Rd and RX Ranch Rd reported that someone entered the property and busted the windows out of several vehicles parked there. The gate leading into the property was locked. The criminal mischief occurred between Saturday, 11-24-18 at 3pm and Sunday, 11-25-18 at 3pm. Anyone that has information about this crime is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 940-574-2571.

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