The Sheriff’s Office received 118 Calls for Service during the past 7-day period ending Sunday, November 24, 2019. On the day of this report there were 25 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 22 men and 3 women.
Shortly after 8pm Monday evening, an Archer City resident reported that he heard a child screaming in his neighborhood. He advised that he could hear the screaming from inside his home. Deputies responded to the reported residence to check the welfare of the child and found that a young boy was upset because he wasn’t allowed to go to the store with his other siblings. The incident was classified as a disciplinary issue and no further action was taken.
Shortly after 10am Tuesday morning, a Wichita Falls woman reported that she had received a phone call at her work from someone identifying himself as a Sergeant with the Archer County Sheriff’s Office. The man told the caller that she had missed a Federal Court appearance in Archer County Court and needed to post a $2000 bond or be arrested. The man instructed her to go and purchase Debit cards totaling the $2000 and give him the card numbers, pins, and security codes over the phone. The woman did as she was told and gave the man all the information from the cards. He then told her to cut the cards in half and mail to the Archer County Clerk in Archer City. This was determined to be a scam and the woman lost her $2000. The number used to call the woman was spoofed and not a valid phone number. DO NOT fall for these phone scams! If in doubt, call the Sheriff’s Office BEFORE taking any action with these scammers.
Just before 9am Wednesday morning, an employee at Walmart on Greenbriar St. reported that a co-worker had been detained by a woman with short gray hair who identified herself as a Sergeant with the Archer County Sheriff’s Office. The caller said the woman was driving a brown dually pickup and proceeded to berate the co-worker for not stopping long enough at a stop sign in the parking area. The Archer County Sheriff’s Office does not employ such a person and has no females fitting the description. No other information was gathered to help identify this impersonator.
Around 9pm Wednesday evening, a Deputy observed a suspicious vehicle parked near the Archer City Park and when he went to check the vehicle several occupants got out of the car. The Deputy could smell Marijuana coming from the vehicle and the occupants. All were checked and an Archer City man was eventually placed under arrest for Possession of Marijuana. Deputies and Archer City Police obtained consent to search the man’s house that was nearby and found Marijuana growing in the home. They also found narcotics and drug paraphernalia in the teenage daughter’s bedroom. Child Protective Services was notified and the man was transported to the Archer County Jail where he was also cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released the following day after posting a $3000 bond.
Around 11pm Thursday night, an emergency call was received from Ford Assist that a vehicle had been involved in an accident. Ford Assist is a service provided to Ford owners that contacts local law enforcement when an accident is detected. The Dispatcher is automatically connected with the driver of the vehicle via a stored phone number. The Dispatcher could hear a male voice and the wind blowing but the driver would not communicate with the Dispatcher. Deputies and DPS were sent to the location which was FM 172 near the intersection of Schlabs Lane and Hilbers Rd. By the time Officers arrived the driver had left the scene on foot. A search of the area was conducted but no one could be located. The vehicle had rolled and was resting on it’s top. The vehicle was impounded and DPS worked the accident. Attempts to locate the registered owner were futile. The male driver did call in the following day and said he had been involved in an accident but had left the scene to get a tractor. He decided to report the accident after returning to the scene and finding his vehicle gone. Alcohol was suspected as a factor in the crash.
Shortly after 8am Friday morning, Archer City Police arrested an Archer City woman at her place of employment after a warrant was issued for Endangering a Child. The charge stemmed from lack of reporting physical abuse of a child in her household by her husband who remains incarcerated in the Archer County Jail for Injury to a Child and other Assault charges. She was booked into the Archer County Jail where she was released later in the day after posting a $70,000 bond.
Around 11:30pm Friday night, a travelling motorist reported a vehicle driving all over the roadway on Hwy 25 near Hog Farm Rd. A Deputy located the vehicle as it entered Archer City and made a traffic stop. The male driver was checked and determined to be intoxicated. He was placed under arrest and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd offense. He was released on Sunday after posting a $2500 bond.
Around 3:30pm Saturday afternoon, the clerk at a Lakeside City convenience store reported a male subject driving a black Honda passenger car pump gas into his vehicle and left without paying. The dollar amount of gas taken was $5.01. Deputies responded and checked the registration information on the vehicle which is captured by video. They then went to a Lakeside City residence and made contact with the driver who agreed to go back to the store and pay for his gas. It was not clear whether the failure to pay was intentional or not so no citation was issued.
Shortly after 5:30am early Sunday morning, a travelling motorist reported a rollover accident on Hwy 114 east of 4 Corners Rd. Deputies, DPS, and medical personnel responded and were advised the female driver was pinned inside the vehicle. Once freed the Olney woman was tested and found to be extremely intoxicated. She was transported to an Olney Hospital for a blood draw and then taken to the Archer County Jail and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. She was released later in the day after posting a $7500 bond.
On Sunday, 3 more vehicle accidents were reported involving deer or hogs. These animals are still moving and drivers should be on high alert when driving especially in darkness. If you are involved in an accident involving an animal or any other object please remain at the scene. Otherwise, DPS will not work an accident for your insurance if you have left the scene of the accident.