The Sheriff’s Office received 118 Calls for Service during the past 7-day period ending Sunday, May 26, 2019. On the day of this report there were 30 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 25 men and 5 women.
Around 8:30am Monday morning, an employee of an area business requested a welfare check on another employee who hadn’t come to work for a week. The caller advised the man never missed work and it was very unusual for him to be absent. Deputies went to the Lake Kickapoo residence and made contact with him. He advised that his cell phone wasn’t charged and therefore decided not go to work anymore. It was suspected the man may be suffering from depression.
Around 10:30am Monday morning, a citizen reported a vehicle at an Archer City business that had a strong odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle. The caller said a man, woman, and child were in the vehicle. Archer City Police responded and made contact with the male driver. Marijuana was located and the man was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Archer County Jail where he was released the following day after posting a $3000 bond. The female was not detained but did not possess a driver’s license. Another subject was called to come drive the vehicle away.
Around 8:30pm Tuesday evening, a man living off Hwy 79 near Tbone Rd reported that his neighbor keeps flashing his private parts and urinating off the back porch of his shop building. The caller said he and the neighbor had gotten into a verbal disturbance about the issue. Deputies responded and spoke with both parties. The urinating neighbor said it got verbal when he dared the caller to make him stop. The neighbor also said he was outside taking pictures of the sunset and showed the Deputy the pictures on his phone. The caller was intoxicated and advised to go back inside his residence. No further action was taken.
Shortly after 10pm Tuesday night, an Archer City woman reported that she was at a friend’s apartment and another woman at that apartment assaulted her. Deputies and Archer City Police responded and spoke with the caller who said another woman pushed her down onto a couch and threatened her with additional assault if she didn’t leave. The caller went to her own apartment and called to file the complaint. Officers then went to the location of the alleged assault and spoke with the resident and the other woman. The woman was eventually placed under arrest for simple assault and transported to the Archer County Jail where she was later released with a citation.
Around 6:30pm Wednesday afternoon, Deputies, DPS, Lakeside City 1st Responders, and an ambulance responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 79 just north of the Lakeside City West cutoff. The white Volkswagen overturned and the male driver claimed no injuries after crawling out of the vehicle. The cause of the accident was not determined.
Around 6:30pm Wednesday afternoon, a Megargel man reported that he was receiving threats from a man who owes him money for a vehicle. The caller said he sold the vehicle to the man but has never received any money and now the buyer is threatening and cussing him. Deputies responded and spoke with the caller who was not cooperative with Officers. It was determined that the buyer did not directly threaten the caller. The caller said he didn’t want to file any charges or pursue anything. No further action taken.
Around 10am Thursday morning, a Windthorst man reported that a baby deer was located on the baseball field in Windthorst. There was no Game Warden available so Deputies went to check it out. The fawn was located inside the dugout on the baseball field and was in good condition. It was assumed the mother left it there after its birth to search for food. Deputies left the fawn alone with hopes the mother would return to get it.
Shortly after 1pm Thursday afternoon, a man requested a welfare check on his elderly mother who lives at Lake Kickapoo. He advised he had suspicious that her Home Health Nurses were mistreating her and stealing from her. A Deputy responded and made contact with the woman. The woman was alert and advised that she was eating and taking her meds. There was no indication of any abuse. No further action taken.
On Friday, area Law Enforcement was busy for a good part of the day responding to vehicle accidents. Around 12:30pm, a motorist reported that a vehicle ran another vehicle off the roadway on Hwy 79 just south of the river bridges. The suspect vehicle did return to the accident scene. The victim vehicle left the roadway and drove through a fence and into a field to avoid a collision. Texting while driving is suspected in this accident. Around 4:30pm, another motorist reported a one vehicle rollover on FM 1954 just east of E. Jentsch Rd. The caller said the driver had crawled out of the vehicle and was lying on the ground. Lakeside 1st Responders provided medical assistance to the driver who escaped serious injury. Before that scene was cleared a report of a Semi vs. passenger car was reported on US 281 near Coleman Rd. The caller reported the Semi struck a passenger car while it was parked on the side of the roadway. No one was injured in this accident.
Several reports of Reckless Drivers are received at the Sheriff’s Office every day. There is not always a Deputy or Trooper in the area to respond to these calls. Please put your phones down while driving. No Text or even a call is important enough to risk your life or someone else’s.
Shortly after 9am Saturday morning, a Lakeside City man reported that his wife had taken a large amount of pills and he wasn’t sure what they were. Lakeside City 1st Responders, an Ambulance, and a Deputy responded to the residence. The woman was transported to a Wichita Falls hospital for treatment and a referral to a local mental health authority was initiated.
Just before noon on Saturday, Deputies went to a Lake Kickapoo cabin looking for a man wanted on Archer County warrants for Sexual Assault and Indecency with a Child. The man was spending the holiday weekend at the Lake and was located and placed under arrest for the above charges. The man was also in possession of Marijuana when arrested and was also charged with that offense. He remains in custody on all three charges with bonds totaling $554,000.
Around 3pm Saturday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office received anonymous information that a man was at a Megargel residence loading items into a pickup truck. The caller said the residence owner was out of town and no one was supposed to be there. The man loading the property was supposed to be wearing an ankle monitor but had cut it off. A Deputy responded and found that the property owner was actually on the property and the man loading the items was allowed to be there. Both men were checked and the man loading the items was found to be wanted for a Parole Violation. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Archer County Jail where he remains in custody with no bond pending a parole hearing.
Just before 9pm Saturday night, a Deputy on patrol observed a male subject walking near the Hwy 79 Stop convenience store at Lakeside City. The Deputy was familiar with the man and asked Dispatch to check warrants on the man. It was found that he was wanted for a Parole Violation. The man was arrested and transported to the Archer County Jail where he remains with no bond until a parole hearing is conducted.
Around 6pm on Sunday evening, a Megargel man reported that he and several others were at a Megargel residence when another man who was intoxicated drove by in a golf cart and started cussing in front of a bunch of children. Another man at the location went to speak with the intoxicated man about his language and was hit in the head with a pipe wrench. Deputies responded and spoke with people at the original residence and then went to the suspect’s residence to speak with him. Statements were gathered from all involved and forwarded to an investigator for follow up. A warrant of arrest will be issued when all facts are gathered.