Archer County Sheriff’s  Weekly Report

The Sheriff’s Office received 134 Calls for Service during the past 7-day period ending Sunday, May 17, 2020. On the day of this report there were 26 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 21 men and 5 women.

On Monday morning, several Holliday area residents reported that their vehicles had been burglarized overnight. Holliday Police responded to all complainants and are investigating the Burglaries. Purses, wallets, cash, and other items were reported as being stolen from the unlocked vehicles. There were no suspects identified at the time of this report.

Around 3pm Monday afternoon, Olney Police reported that they received a call of a one vehicle rollover accident at the intersection of Cottonwood and Neal Roads in Archer County. The caller said that no one was around the vehicle. Olney Police went to an Olney residence after checking the registration of the vehicle and located the driver who had left the scene. He was instructed to return to the accident scene and DPS worked the crash. The driver was not injured.

Shortly after midnight early Tuesday morning, a travelling motorist reported several horses out on Hwy 79 near Hilton Road. Deputies responded but 3 minutes later a man called to report that his father had struck a horse with his semi-truck and trailer in that area. The owner of the horses was contacted to come to the scene. The injured horse had to be put down due to the injuries received. No injuries were reported to the truck driver. DPS worked the accident.

Around 4:30am Tuesday morning, a female driving on Hwy 281 near Hwy 16 reported that she had slid off the roadway and hit a tree, but she did not know exactly where she was. Deputies, Windthorst 1st Responders, and DPS responded along with Jack County emergency personnel. The woman was transported to a Wichita Falls Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Just before 7pm on Tuesday evening, an elderly Holliday woman reported that her son-in-law struck her elderly husband in the face. Deputies and Holliday Police responded and spoke with everyone at the residence. The aggressor told Officers that his brother-in-law had moved into their home a week ago and there was an issue with him that caused the disturbance between family members. There were also 2 children living in the home. Holliday Police are investigating the incident.

Around 9:30pm Wednesday night, a woman living on a rural Archer County road reported that a yellow moving van drove up her driveway which is a long distance from the road, and someone knocked on her back door. She was home alone and did not answer the door. Deputies responded to the residence and began looking in the area for the moving van. The van was not located in the area and it is unknown whether the people in the van were at the wrong address or looking to burglarize the residence. The incident was suspicious due to the time of night that it occurred.

Just before 5pm Thursday afternoon, a Holliday area man reported that a vehicle stored on his property had been stolen. A Deputy responded and learned that work had been done on the vehicle by a family member of the caller and the bill had not been paid. The caller advised the owner of the vehicle came to his house and took the vehicle. This issue is a civil matter due to nonpayment and not a theft however, the vehicle owner will be issued a trespass warning.

Shortly after 8pm Thursday evening, a Holliday woman reported there were 9 or 10 people across the street screaming, yelling, and fighting. She also reported that a dog had been hit with a baseball bat. Deputies, Holliday Police, and a DPS Trooper responded and medical personnel were called to the scene. One person was treated for minor assault with road rash to the head. No one was arrested at the scene and the cause of the disturbance was not disclosed.

Shortly after 8am Friday morning, a travelling motorist reported a vehicle travelling southbound on Hwy 79 near the Wichita River Bridges. The caller said the driver was unable to maintain their speed and lane of traffic. Deputies and a DPS Trooper observed the vehicle and stopped it on Hwy 79 south of the River Bridges. The male driver admitted to smoking Marijuana. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Archer County Jail where a sample of his blood was taken for analysis. He was released the following day after posting a $5000 bond.

Just before noon on Friday, a Megargel man reported that a 36-year-old man had fallen approximately 20 feet from a grain elevator in Megargel. Deputies and medical personnel responded and were able to speak with the man who was conscious. He was eventually transported via Air Evac to a Wichita Falls Hospital for treatment. The seriousness of his injuries was unknown at the time of this report.

Around 2:30pm on Friday afternoon, a Lakeside City man called 911 and reported that he had been stung by at least 100 bees on his property. Lakeside City 1st Responders and an ambulance responded and the man was transported to a Wichita Falls Hospital for treatment.

Several calls were received Friday night and early Saturday morning as storms moved into Archer County. Several reports of power lines and poles were down, blown transformers, trees blown over and roofs damaged in several parts of the County. Tornado sirens were blown for several minutes in Archer City. No significant damage and no injuries were reported.

Around 10:30am Saturday morning, a man living on Hwy 79 reported that a neighbor living behind him pulled into a field and turned on the high beams of his truck and a strobe light shining it into his dining room. He indicated the man was harassing him by doing this. A Deputy responded and spoke with the caller. The incident happened the night before and the caller was advised to call in his complaint at the time it is occurring.

Around 5:40am Sunday morning, a passerby reported a woman sitting in the middle of the parking lot of the Archer City Post Office that looked confused. Deputies responded and found the elderly woman sitting there with no shoes wearing white t-shirt and grey sweatpants. Medics were called to check a cut on the woman’s finger. A short time later another woman showed up and said the woman was her grandmother and had walked out of the house without anyone noticing. Medics cleared the woman and she was returned home with her granddaughter.

On Sunday, a man who was arrested in Throckmorton County around 3:15am on Archer County warrants was transported to the Archer County Jail by a Throckmorton County Game Warden. The man was charged with a Probation Violation stemming from a Possession of Marijuana charge, a Class B Misdemeanor. The man was booked into the jail but somehow was able to smuggle his cell phone into the holding cell after booking. The jailer on duty observed the cell phone in the man’s cell and called a Deputy to charge the man with Introduce Contraband into a Correctional Facility. This is a felony charge and now the man is being held on bonds totaling $55,000 instead of the original $5000 bond for the misdemeanor.

Around 2:30pm on Sunday, a Windthorst man reported that his vehicle had been burglarized overnight. He advised everything was taken from the glove box of the vehicle and his wallet was missing. A Deputy responded and spoke with the caller who said his vehicle was left unlocked. A report was taken from the man and there are no suspects at this time.

Around 5:30pm Sunday afternoon, a Lakeside City man reported that he was very upset that Walmart on Hwy 79 was not complying with the Governor’s Orders issued due to Covid-19. He stated several violations that he observed while at the store earlier in the day. The man was advised that the store was located in Wichita County and his complaints should be made to the City of Wichita Falls or Wichita County. He advised that he had already done that and nothing had been done to correct the problem. The man just wanted his complaint documented, which it was.

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