Archer County Sheriff’s Weekly Report

Sheriff Staci Beesinger

The Sheriff’s Office received 113 Calls for Service during the past seven day period ending Sunday, Sept. 6. On the day of this report, there were 31 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 27 men and four women. 34 individuals consisting of 27 men and seven women were arrested and booked into the Archer County Jail during August.

Around 5:30 a.m. Monday morning, a woman reported she had been driving around in Archer County looking for her husband and found him in his wrecked vehicle in a field off Hwy. 79 about a mile north of Davis Rd. She advised his color did not look good but she could not tell if he was breathing or not. Deputies, DPS, and medical personnel responded to the scene. The 40 year old Houston, Texas male was already deceased when Officers arrived. DPS is investigating the accident.

Around 7 p.m. Monday evening, Archer City Police arrested an Archer City man after obtaining a warrant for Terroristic Threats involving an incident that occurred on the previous Sunday. He was transported to the Archer County Jail where he was released the following day after posting a $20,000 bond.

Just before 3 a.m. early Tuesday morning, a Deputy patrolling on FM 1954 near Sisk Road observed a vehicle in the ditch that had rolled and wrecked. The Deputy checked the vehicle and the surrounding area but could not located the driver or anyone around the area. Medical personnel responded but no one was ever located for treatment. DPS was notified to work the accident. They are investigating.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday night, a travelling motorist on Hwy 82/277 reported an 18 wheeler truck and trailer had rolled over near FM 368 in Holliday. Holliday Police, Deputies, DPS, and medical personnel responded and observed that the trailer was carrying hazardous materials. Precautions were taken and traffic was rerouted through Holliday until Officers could determine what the hazardous material was. A Hazmat team from Wichita Falls was called to assist with the accident. TxDot was also advised and the wreckage was finally cleared around 1 a.m. No injuries were reported in the crash or due to the hazardous material.

Around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, a man reported he observed a vehicle loaded with brush headed toward River Rd and he was concerned the driver may be going to dump it in that area. Deputies responded and located the pickup and female driver. She had dumped the brush and was made to go back and pick it up. A citation for littering was also given to the 24 year old woman. The law allows for heavy fines and even jail time for dumped trash weighing over five lbs.

Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, a travelling motorist on U.S. 281 reported a male and female involved in a disturbance and the male went and laid down in the highway. Deputies and DPS Troopers were dispatched to the scene but did not arrive before two more 911 calls were received with the same information. Once on scene, Officers interviewed both subjects who denied any physical altercation occurred. The female’s shirt was torn but both said that happened when she tried to get out of the car and he grabbed it to prevent her from leaving the scene. A friend of the female was contacted to pick up the woman and the parties were separated for the night. There was no further incident.

Shortly after 1 a.m. early Thursday morning, an Archer City man reported that he participated in a sexual facetime video chat with an unknown female. Once the conversation ended, he began getting texts threatening to send the video to his social media friends and family members if he didn’t comply with her rules. The woman sent him photos of a middle eastern man displaying Fox Mulder’s credentials from the TV show X-files and demanded he send money to assist children in Africa. She was also able to access the contacts on his phone. A report for documentation was made by Archer City Police but no further action was taken.

Just before 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a travelling motorist reported a reckless driver on U.S. 82/277 travelling west about to enter Archer County that forced him off the roadway. He described the vehicle as a Brown Ford Expedition. Officers in the area were notified to attempt to locate the vehicle. A few minutes later another call came in that the vehicle had crashed and rolled on US 82/277 near E. Ferguson Road. Officers and medical personnel arrived on scene and the male driver was transported to a Wichita Falls Hospital for treatment after he complained of back pain. DPS worked the accident.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. early Friday morning, Archer City Police stopped a vehicle that drove into the Archer City Allsups parking lot. The male driver was checked for intoxication and field sobriety tests were administered. The man was allowed to sleep in his vehicle in the parking lot until the following morning.

Around 6 a.m. Friday morning, an Archer City woman reported an ex-boyfriend has been driving by her home in the middle of the night which she observed on her home security system. She advised there had been a protective order in place but it had now expired. A Deputy spoke with the woman and the case was forwarded to the Archer City Police for investigation.

Around 7 p.m. Saturday evening, a man reported his daughter’s boyfriend was irate, drunk, and threatening him at an Archer City address. Deputies and Archer City Police responded and made contact with the caller, his daughter, and her boyfriend. After listening to everyone’s account of what happened, the boyfriend was barred from the property and made to leave. No further incident.

Just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, a travelling motorist on US 82/277 reported a reckless driver headed west from Holliday. Deputies and a DPS Trooper responded to attempt to locate the vehicle. The DPS Trooper found the suspect vehicle driving west in the eastbound lanes. He attempted to stop the vehicle when it crashed into the Trooper’s vehicle approximately one mile west of Hwy 25. Medical personnel were notified to respond and once on scene treated the female driver of the suspect vehicle. The woman was suspected of being intoxicated and claimed she was exposed to the Covid-19 virus. She was transported to a Wichita Falls Hospital for treatment. The Trooper was not injured in the accident. All law enforcement and medical personnel were notified of the possible Covid-19 exposure.

Around 1:30 a.m. early Sunday morning, a report of an underage drinking party with possible alcohol poisoning at a Lakeside City residence was received. Deputies found the location and checked on several minors who were intoxicated. Medical personnel were dispatched to the scene to provide medical evaluations as well. A 19 year old male subject was arrested for Public Intoxication and transported to the Archer County Jail. Several minors were released to their parents after being medically cleared.

Shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday morning, a 20 year old man reported his vehicle had been clipped by another vehicle on Huff Road which caused him to crash into someone’s yard and wrecking three other vehicles. The caller said he left the scene to go to Walmart but was headed back to the scene of the accident. Deputies and a DPS Trooper responded and took the man’s statement. He advised that he did not have a description of the other vehicle or which way they travelled after striking him. The resident of the home was advised of the damage to his vehicles. There were no injuries in the crash.

Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, a man hunting on a lease off Hwy 79 about four miles north of the Young County line reported that a young man came walking up to his camp. He said the man was dehydrated and talking nonsense. Deputies and a DPS Trooper responded and made contact with the young man. It was determined that he was reported as missing out of Wichita County and had stolen his grandmother’s car. The 16 year old male finally revealed he had wrecked the vehicle but did not know where. He said he had been walking all day. He was transported via ambulance to an Olney Hospital for treatment and Officers began looking for the wrecked vehicle. It was not located before dark so the search will resume in the daylight.

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