Archer County Sheriff’s   Weekly  Report

Sheriff Staci Beesinger

The Sheriff’s Office received 101 Calls for Service during the past 7-day period ending Sunday, November 3, 2019. On the day of this report there were 23 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 19 men and 4 women. During the month of October, 2019, 28 individuals were arrested and booked into the Archer County Jail consisting of 21 men and 7 women.

Shortly after 10am Monday morning, a man came to the Sheriff’s Office to inquire about a plow that he had reported stolen last week from some property on FM 2178. The man said he had told another man that he could remove some junk iron from the property but he suspects the plow was removed by a family member who acquired the property from an estate. The man wanted the family member arrested if he was the one who removed the plow. After a short investigation it was determined that this issue is a civil matter and the complainant was advised to seek legal counsel.

Around 2:30am Tuesday morning, a Deputy on patrol on Hwy 79 near Kemp St. stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The 17 year old male driver who was the sole occupant was checked and found to only have a learner’s permit to drive. When asked if he possessed any illegal substances he finally admitted that he possessed Marijuana. A search was conducted and 4 boxes of liquid THC and some leaf Marijuana were located. The driver was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance, PG 2, over 1 gram less than 4 grams and transported to the Archer County Jail. He was released later that day after posting a $7500 bond.

Shortly after 8pm Tuesday evening, a woman who owns a rental property located on Hwy 79 requested Deputies check on the property due to the porch light not working. She advised the last time the light wasn’t working was because the house was burglarized. Deputies went to the location and climbed over a locked gate to access the property. They found that the light bulb had burned out and the property was secure. The property owner was advised.

Just before 1am Wednesday morning, a 911 call was received in the Dispatch Center from an unknown location. The caller would not speak and only heard heavy breathing. The call continued for several minutes with only heavy breathing until the Dispatcher could hear a knock on a door and a woman’s voice. It was determined that the call was coming from a medical facility room but the location was never determined. Although the 911 system gets better all the time there are still calls received where no location information is transmitted. Keep this in mind and attempt to always know your location when calling 911.

Just before 1am Wednesday morning, Archer County Deputies responded to a report of a structure fire in Olney off FM 2178 near the Archer County line with 2 occupants still inside the structure. By the time Deputies arrived the 2 occupants had been removed from the burning house. It was not known at the time of this report if the 2 occupants received any injuries from the fire.

Around 3pm Wednesday afternoon, an Archer County man who appeared in Court for a Protective Order Modification Hearing was placed under arrest for 2 Wichita County warrants for Violation of a Court Order, a Probation Violation from Archer County, and a misdemeanor warrant for Possession of a False Drug Test Falsification Device. He was released the following day after posting bonds totaling $20,000.

Shortly after 5pm Thursday afternoon, an Archer City man reported that his neighbor’s house was on fire. Archer City and Windthorst Fire Departments were toned to respond. Officers arrived on scene and observed lots of smoke coming from the residence. One Officer entered the structure to attempt to remove animals that were inside. Firemen arrived and determined that the fire was caused by a faulty water heater. The electric meter was pulled to prevent any further electrical issues. Oncor arrived to assess the problem. No injuries were reported.

Three reports of vehicle accidents involving deer were reported on Thursday evening, two on Hwy 79 and one on US 82/277. One of the accidents involved the deer having to be dismembered to be removed from under the vehicle. Just a reminder, deer are moving and only have one thing on their mind and it’s not traffic on the roadways.

Just before 2am early Friday morning, a woman driving a Nissan passenger car struck a hog on Hwy 16 near US 281. The driver’s air bag deployed hitting the woman in the chest and injuring her. She was transported to a Wichita Falls Hospital for treatment with unknown injuries. DPS worked the accident and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

Around 7:30pm Friday evening, a Deputy went to a Wichita Falls residence looking for a man and a woman wanted out of Archer County for Criminal Trespass. The warrants stem from a previous incident where the two are accused of climbing over a fence at an Archer County property to attempt to gain access to children involved in a custody suit. They were booked into the Archer County Jail on the warrants. About 1 hour later, the complainant who filed the charges called to say he did not want to pursue the charges. He was advised to contact the Archer County Attorney’s Office to have the charges dropped.

Around 11:30pm Saturday night, a Holliday Police Officer and a Deputy observed a vehicle driving in circles on Business 82 in Holliday. The Officers attempted to stop the vehicle which started to evade the Officers. The vehicle’s registration indicated the vehicle was stolen out of Lubbock Texas. Officers began pursuing the vehicle on US 82/277 eastbound that eventually entered Wichita County. Wichita Falls Police and Wichita County units were notified and attempts to stop the vehicle with spike strips failed at one location. Officers pursued the vehicle through Wichita Falls where it wrecked out at Kemp and Ave E. The vehicle was occupied with 4 subjects, 2 males and 2 females. A female was the driver and all 4 were detained. One subject was 16 years of age and released to Juvenile authorities. One male subject was wanted out of Kent County for Aggravated Assault with a gun and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. He and the female driver were placed under arrest and transported to the Wichita County Jail. One male passenger was released at the scene due to no evidence of him committing a crime. Guns in the vehicle were confiscated by Archer County Officers and are being held as evidence. Archer County charges will be filed at a later date. No injuries and no damage to Officers or their vehicles was reported.

Just before 9pm Sunday evening, a woman living in an Archer City apartment complex reported that when she returned home from church, she noticed her electric wheelchair missing from her front porch. She checked with a man who lives nearby to inquire if he had borrowed it, but he said he didn’t.

Information on the chair was gathered so a stolen report could be made. Just before 9am on the day of this report the woman called to say that someone had pulled a prank on her and had returned the wheel chair. She did not want to pursue the matter so the case was closed.

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