Archer County Sheriff’s Weekly Report

Sheriff Staci Beesinger

The Sheriff’s Office received 96 Calls for Service during the past seven day period ending Sunday, Sept.13. On the day of this report there were 34 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 29 men and five women.

Around 1:30 a.m. early Monday morning, a Megargel man reported there was a fight between three women at his residence. Deputies responded and spoke with one woman at the residence who said she was punched in the face several times by two other women who had left in a black suburban. A Deputy gave the woman and a witness statement forms to fill out and then left to locate the two women who had left the scene. The other two women were located at another Megargel residence and interviewed. A cell phone belonging to the victim was recovered and returned to her. The victim told deputies several people had gathered at the residence for a wedding and things got out of hand. Alcohol was involved and the case is still under investigation.

Around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, a Megargel woman came to the Sheriff’s Office to report that she thinks she is the victim of a “brushing scam.” The woman received a pair of knock off Ray Ban sunglasses in the mail from a Chinese based company that she did not order. A “brushing scam” is when you accept property and then they use your name in a fake positive review to sell more product. The woman did not want the sunglasses so the Deputy took possession of them and placed them in the evidence locker at the Sheriff’s Office.

Around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, a travelling motorist on U.S. 281 north of Scotland reported another vehicle had hydroplaned and wrapped his vehicle around the Wichita River Bridge north of Scotland. Deputies, DPS, and medical personnel responded to the scene. The male driver was not injured in the accident but his vehicle sustained damage and had to be towed from the scene. DPS worked the accident.

Around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a road construction worker reported an elderly woman driving the wrong way in a construction zone on U.S. 281 just north of FM 1954. The worker reported tthey had the woman stopped but she was lost, confused, and disoriented. Deputies and Medical personnel were dispatched to the scene to check out the woman. The reporting party called back to say the woman was now asleep in her vehicle blocking all traffic. An ambulance was called to transport her to a Wichita Falls hospital for evaluation and her vehicle was moved to allow traffic to pass.

Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night, a travelling motorist reported a one vehicle accident on Hwy. 79 just north of the Hwy. 79 Stop convenience store at Lakeside City. The caller said the vehicle ran off the road and was down in the creek ditch. Deputies and medical personnel responded to the scene and found the female driver in the vehicle. The woman was transported via ambulance to a Wichita Falls Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. DPS was called to the scene to work the accident. Alcohol was suspected as a factor in the wreck and DPS will follow up.

Around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, a Deputy transporting an Archer County inmate to a mental health appointment in Wichita Falls was rear ended as he sat at a traffic light. The female who struck the Deputy’s vehicle was not injured and did not have any insurance. Her vehicle had extensive damage and was towed from the scene. The inmate and the Deputy were not injured in the crash and the patrol vehicle sustained minor damage. Wichita Falls Police worked the accident.

Shortly after 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, a person driving a passenger car was transported to a Wichita Falls hospital after being involved in an accident with a Semi truck/flatbed trailer on U.S. 82/277 and Business 82 west of Holliday. No details on how the accident occurred were received from DPS who worked the accident and no word was received on the condition of the injured driver.

Just before 11 a.m. Saturday morning, a resident on Hwy. 79 reported a vehicle parked at the end of her driveway occupied by a sleeping female holding an unlit cigarette. A deputy responded and made contact with the 49 year old female in the vehicle. Evidence of drug possession was observed and a probable cause search was conducted. Suspected methamphetamine was located in the vehicle and the woman was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 less than 1gram. She was transported to the Archer County Jail where she was released the following day after posting a $5,000 bond.

Around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, Deputies and Archer City Police responded to the 500 block of N. Sycamore in Archer City after receiving a report of a naked man in the area. When Officers arrived, they made contact with the man and a woman at the location. The mother of the naked man was contacted to come to the location to pick up the subject. The woman was released to another female subject. Alcohol may have been involved in this incident.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday night, dispatch received an automated call from Ford Emergency Alert that airbags have deployed on a Ford vehicle. The alert connects you to the vehicle however no one would acknowledge the communications. A short time later a travelling motorist reported a two vehicle accident on U.S .281 just north of Scotland involving a passenger car and a Ford pickup. Deputies, DPS, and medical personnel responded to the scene. It was reported that a man driving the passenger car had pulled to the shoulder of the roadway and stepped out to check the tail lights. The Ford truck rear-ended the car striking the driver who was at the rear of the vehicle. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. DPS is investigating the accident.

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