Archer County Sheriff’s  Weekly Report

Sheriff Staci Beesinger

The Sheriff’s Office received 94 Calls for Service during the past 7-day period ending Sunday, June 21, 2020. On the day of this report there were 25 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 21 men and 4 women.

Around 4:30pm Monday afternoon, a Lakeside City resident reported that someone driving a white SUV drove past his home and was taking videos and photos of his residence. A Deputy responded and spoke with the caller who requested the Deputy to access cameras located at the entrance to Lakeside City for identification of the driver. Deputies do not have access to images on these cameras so his request was denied. The caller was offered a close patrol set up on his residence to which he refused. No crime was committed.

Around 8:30pm Monday evening, another Lakeside City resident reported that someone driving a gold pickup drove past his residence several times taking videos and photos of his wife and house. He advised the subject then drove through the alley behind his home and continued to take photos and video from the alley. A Deputy responded and spoke with the caller. A person of interest was developed but it was not determined why anyone would be involved in this activity. A close patrol was set up for the residence until any type of criminal activity could be determined.

Around 8:30am Tuesday morning, a Megargel resident reported an abandoned 4-wheel ATV sitting in the roadway on Megargel Lake Rd outside Megargel. The caller suspected the ATV was stolen due to the location it was discovered. A Deputy responded and checked it for stolen. The vehicle was not entered stolen so the Deputy attempted to locate an owner. After speaking with 4 different people who had once owned the vehicle no current owner could be located. The vehicle was impounded and remans in evidence at the Sheriff’s Office. If you own this vehicle or know who does please contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Shortly after 5pm on Tuesday afternoon, a travelling motorist on Hwy 79 south of Archer City reported a vehicle that was all over the roadway. A Deputy responded and located the vehicle that drove to an Archer City apartment complex. The female driver was checked and suspected of being intoxicated. Field Sobriety testing was administered and she was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. She was transported to the Archer County Jail where she was released the following day after posting a $3000 bond.

Around 9am Wednesday morning, someone at a local Archer City business reported that a female in a vehicle was at the business location but was acting strange. Archer City Police responded and spoke with the woman who said someone had put cameras in her Olney apartment to watch her. She was actually looking for the Sheriff’s Office to have a Deputy check the fluids in her car before driving to Megargel to visit a relative. A short time later, the woman was walking the strip of Archer City businesses and was trying to enter some that were closed. A Deputy and Archer City Police again responded and spoke with the woman who became hostile and accused the Officers of lying to her. The woman’s daughter was contacted and advised that she was concerned that her mother was having a breakdown. Due to no criminal activity the woman was allowed to leave the area. No further incident.

Shortly before 10pm Wednesday night, a man living on Bray Rd in northern Archer County reported that his son and his son’s wife got into an argument and his son took a firearm out of a vehicle. Deputies responded as well as Wichita County Deputies due to a conflict of whether the residence was in Archer or Wichita County. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the father of an 11-year-old boy who had taken the gun from the vehicle and placed it in a workshop on the property. There had not been any disturbance at the residence. Once on scene it was determined that the address was in Wichita County and those Officers followed up with the complaint.

Around 7pm Thursday evening, an Archer City man reported that his adult daughter had just taken his vehicle without permission and he was following her at 90 mph on Hwy 79 near Carter Rd. A Deputy in the area observed the vehicles and stopped the female near the Lakeside City entrance. The father showed up and both were checked. The man did not want to press any charges against his daughter so a Deputy gave her a ride to the Hwy 79 Walmart to wait for a ride from a friend. The vehicle she took was released back to her father who was the owner.

Around 10pm Thursday night, a man driving on US 82/277 reported that a semi carrying large axles lost one and it fell off the truck and hit his vehicle. He advised both airbags deployed but he was not injured. Deputies and a DPS Trooper responded and found the accident well into Baylor County. DPS worked the wreck and medical was called to check out the driver. He was not injured in the crash and his vehicle had to be towed from the scene. It was not reported if the semi-truck was located or not.

Just before 1pm on Friday, a travelling motorist reported a one vehicle rollover accident on FM 1954 and Culley Rd. The caller advised the female in the accident was bleeding but out of the vehicle. Deputies, DPS, and medical personnel responded to the crash. The female was checked by medical but was not transported. There was no information on the cause of the crash.

Around 10:30pm Friday night, a Holliday man reported that a woman was at his home visiting with his wife. When the woman walked out the door to leave a man confronted her in the driveway and asked her how she was doing for the evening. The woman slammed her door and drove off but was shaken up by the man. The caller said the man was last seen walking on Bois D Arc Street in Holliday. Holliday Police were notified and located the 58-year old man in the area. Holliday Police are following up on the complaint.

Around 8:30pm Saturday night, a Lake Kickapoo resident reported that her neighbor had just assaulted her and was brandishing a gun. Deputies responded and made contact with witnesses and subjects involved in the assault. All were checked for warrants and the gun was checked for stolen. Medics were called to the scene to check for possible broken fingers and a busted lip. This case is still under investigation at the time of this report.

Around 9am on Sunday morning, a man driving on Hwy 281 near Coleman Rd observed a vehicle on the side of the road with the door open. He stopped to see if the female driver needed any help. He advised the woman seemed very confused and either high or intoxicated. A Deputy and a DPS Trooper responded and located the vehicle and female driver. The female was checked and found to be wanted out of Florida however those officials declined to extradite due to Covid-19. A probable cause search was conducted and a bag of marijuana was found in the vehicle. The female was placed under arrest for Possession of Marijuana and transported to the Archer County Jail where she was released later in the day after posting a $3000 bond.

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