Archer County Sheriff’s   Weekly  Report

Sheriff Staci Beesinger

The Sheriff’s Office received 129 Calls for Service during the past 7-day period ending Sunday, September 29, 2019. On the day of this report there were 25 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 19 men and 6 women.

Just before 5am early Monday morning, a male and female both called 911 reporting a disturbance between the two of them at their Archer City home. The male subject reported that the female had struck him 3 times. The female stated that the male took her keys when she was trying to leave the residence. Deputies and Archer City Police responded and spoke with both subjects. Both denied hitting the other and there was no evidence of physical injury. The female then left the residence with her kids and there was no further incident.

Around 11:30am Tuesday morning, a Holliday man reported to Holliday Police the theft of his 2000 Chevy Pickup and 2018 Utility Trailer from his property. The pickup was later recovered in Wichita County but there was no word on the trailer at last count. Holliday Police are investigating the theft.

Around 1:15pm Tuesday, Deputies, DPS, and medical personnel responded to a 2 vehicle accident at Hwy 79 and FM 1954. One driver was transported to a Wichita Falls hospital with non life threatening injuries. The other driver was not injured in the crash. DPS investigated the cause of the accident.

Around 1:30pm Tuesday, several 911 calls were received in reference to an explosion at a Windthorst convenience store. Windthorst, Scotland, Archer City, Bowman and Lakeside Firemen responded along with several Law Enforcement and medical personnel. A 31 year old Wichita Falls man was killed in the explosion when a problem arose while he was attempting to transfer fuel from his tanker truck to storage tanks at the business. Vehicles parked nearby were damaged but no other injuries were reported. A State Fire Marshall based in Ft. Worth is investigating.

Around 7:30pm Wednesday evening, a Deputy patrolling in Scotland observed a man who he knew to be wanted for an Assault charge at a local Scotland business. When the man left the business the Deputy conducted a traffic stop and took the man into custody. He was booked into the Archer County Jail for Assault Family Violence where he was released the following day after posting a $15,000 bond.

Around 12:30am early Thursday morning, Baylor County advised that they had received a call about a vehicle travelling westbound on US 82 in the eastbound lane of traffic. The caller said the vehicle was driving recklessly. The vehicle was still in Archer County but headed toward Seymour. Deputies responded and found the vehicle in the center median about 400 yards inside the Archer County line. The female driver was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the Archer County Jail where she was released later in the day after posting a $2000 bond.

Around 1:30am early Friday morning, a woman reported that she had just hit a large hog on US 82 just west of Hwy 25. The woman said her vehicle went airborne and landed in the ditch but she was not injured. She also advised that several other vehicles had hit the hog as well. Deputies, DPS, and medical personnel responded and one person was eventually transported to a Wichita Falls hospital with unknown injuries.

Around 7pm Friday evening, a Holliday man reported that his wife had received a phone call from someone saying there was an active case against her and she would be arrested if she did not go to her bank, withdraw all her money, and put it on a Walmart gift card. The man’s wife did as she was instructed and later when the gift card balance was checked it had a zero balance. These people were just scammed out of what money she put on the gift card. Holliday Police were notified and are investigating the fraud case.

Just before 1pm on Saturday, a property owner in Megargel reported that he found another man who lives on the property unresponsive beside his bed. Deputies and medical personnel responded and checked the man who was pronounced deceased by the Justice of the Peace who was called to the scene. Due to the unattended death of the man his body was sent to a Dallas Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death. There was no evidence of foul play at the scene.

Just before 4pm on Saturday, a passing motorist reported a female walking on US 281 just south of Scotland. He requested an Officer check her welfare due to her being out on the highway. A Deputy responded and found the 29 year old woman walking south near Schlabs Lane. She advised that she was walking to Jacksboro and that she didn’t want to call family members for a ride. She did not want any assistance from the Officer and said she was stopping in Windthorst to buy some water. Due to no issues with the woman and her refusing assistance the woman was left to continue on her journey.

Around 11am Sunday morning, a staff member with a Wichita Falls Hospital reported that a woman was in the ER after being assaulted at an Archer County residence. The victim was reportedly assaulted by her 45 year old sister and was refusing to give information or file any type of report. The suspect was contacted and told Officers that the fight started when the victim got mad because there wasn’t any coffee made when she got up. She said the victim then accused her 8 year old autistic son of breaking a ceiling fan and that’s when the suspect slapped the victim. At that time, both women started hitting each other and pulling hair. The suspect then said she went into another room to get away from the victim and that’s when the victim left to seek medical treatment. A Deputy went to the residence later that evening to follow up once the victim was released from the hospital and the victim refused to cooperate with law enforcement. An Investigator will follow up on the case.

Shortly after 3pm Sunday afternoon, a 911 call was received in reference to a 2 vehicle accident on Hwy 79 and FM 1954 involving a pickup and a van. The van had rolled over in the crash. Officers and medical personnel responded to the scene and found both drivers out of their vehicles. Both drivers refused to be transported to a hospital for treatment. DPS worked the crash.

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