Archer County Sheriff’s   Weekly  Report

Sheriff Staci Beesinger

The Sheriff’s Office received 132 Calls for Service during the past 7-day period ending Sunday, June 30, 2019. On the day of this report there were 25 individuals incarcerated in the Archer County Jail consisting of 20 men and 5 women. During the month of June, 2019, 20 individuals were arrested and booked into the Archer County Jail consisting of 16 men and 4 women.

Around 7:30pm Monday evening, a Holliday man reported that his mother was incarcerated the day before and had suffered a psychotic episode. He advised that she had just been released and the behavior continued. He requested Officers to take her to a mental facility to be evaluated. Holliday Police and a Deputy responded. The woman had not and did not show signs of harming herself or another so an emergency commitment was not done. The caller decided to try and convince his mother to seek mental help voluntarily the following day. No further issues reported.

Just before 10pm Monday night, an Archer City resident reported that his tap water was coming out with a brown tint and asked if there were any boil orders for Archer City water. No boil orders had been reported to the Sheriff’s Office although this call was the second one received concerning the tap water in Archer City. A City employee was notified of the call and agreed to go to the caller’s residence to assess the situation. No further reports of questionable water have been received.

Shortly after 4am Tuesday morning, a Deputy on patrol in Windthorst stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver was approached and asked about any illegal items in the vehicle. The driver gave consent to search and a substance was found suspected to be Methamphetamine. A field test was done and was positive for Methamphetamine. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Archer County Jail where he was released the following day after posting a $10,000 bond.

Shortly after 2pm Tuesday afternoon, Holliday Police checked on an abandoned vehicle on US 82 just west of Holliday. The vehicle was blocking traffic so a wrecker was called to tow it from the scene. The registered owner was contacted via phone and reported that his wife was driving the vehicle and had been gone for 3 days. He said she probably ran out of gas and that she suffered from mental issues. He requested that the vehicle not be towed and that he was on his way to take the vehicle and his wife home to Ft. Worth where they lived. About 3 hours later, a Deputy checked on the vehicle that was still parked at the scene. The woman inside appeared to be suffering some type of distress. Medics were called to check the woman’s vitals. The husband showed up a few minutes later and advised he was taking her to be checked at a Graham medical facility. The woman had not been at the vehicle earlier when it was checked. It is not clear where she had been at that time. The man was allowed to take the vehicle and his wife from the scene.

Around 4:30pm Wednesday afternoon, a travelling motorist reported that a white pickup driving in front of his vehicle was all over the roadway on Hwy 79. The vehicle was travelling northbound about to enter the Archer City limits. Archer City Police located the vehicle near the carwash on the north side of Archer City. The vehicle was stopped and the driver checked. He gave the Officers consent to search. An illegal substance suspected to be Methamphetamine was found in the vehicle. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Archer County Jail where he was released the following day after posting a $7500 bond.

Shortly after 3pm Thursday afternoon, a Lakeside City man reported that his silver Ford passenger car was not in his driveway where he left it. He advised he called his daughter to inquire if she had borrowed it and she said she did not. A Deputy responded and spoke with the caller before making a stolen vehicle report. A check with the lien holder revealed that the vehicle had been repossessed due to delinquent payments of 3 months. No report was initiated.

Around 5:30pm Thursday afternoon, a Lake Kickapoo resident reported that an intoxicated female was at her residence and had threatened her by saying “You better watch your back!” The caller requested to speak with Deputies. Deputies responded and spoke to all parties involved. They agreed to part ways for the rest of the evening and no charges were filed due to there being no direct threats made to anyone.

Around 6:30pm Thursday evening, a Deputy patrolling on Hwy 25 west of FM 210 conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver was checked and found to be wanted on 2 Archer County warrants. He was placed under arrest for Assault Causing Bodily Injury and Terroristic Threats and transported to the Archer County Jail where he remains in custody with bonds totaling $30,000.

Around 7am Friday morning, a Windthorst man reported that someone had stolen his Gold Dodge pickup from his driveway. A Deputy responded and spoke with the man who said he was about 30 days behind on his payments and had received a letter from the car lot that had the vehicle financed but he didn’t believe they would have taken the vehicle. A check with the car lot did reveal that the vehicle had been repossessed. Finance holders are asked to notify law enforcement when they repossess a vehicle to prevent unnecessary response to possible stolen vehicle incidents. That’s 2 in one week that went unreported.

Just before 8pm Friday evening, a travelling motorist on US 281 near Coleman Rd reported a one vehicle rollover accident. He said the vehicle was smoking but didn’t know if anyone was inside. Deputies, DPS, 1st Responders, and Air Evac responded to the scene. A 64 year old woman, who was the only occupant, was found and medical personnel worked to revive the woman. Unfortunately, the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause of the accident was unknown at the time of this report.

Shortly after 8:30pm Friday night, an Archer City woman called 911 and reported that a man had entered her home and was yelling and cussing at her. She advised the man told her that if she called Police that he would kill her. She then reported that she was in a back room of the home and the man was outside. Archer City Police responded and found the man outside the home. The man was checked and was eventually placed under arrest for Aggravated Assault and 2 counts of Terroristic Threat. He remains in custody with bonds totaling $45,000.

Around 5pm on Saturday afternoon, a woman reported that her daughter and her ex-boyfriend had broken up and her daughter was trying to retrieve property from the residence they once shared. She advised the ex was cussing them and not allowing them access to the property. Archer City Police responded and stood by while some items of property were retrieved. A short time later another call was received that the ex was sending threatening text messages to the caller’s daughter. Police and a Deputy responded however the texts were evidently not a direct threat so no action was taken. Around 9pm a call was received stating that the ex’s juvenile daughter had run away from home. She was located at the former girlfriend’s home and returned to her father. Shortly thereafter, a call was received that the ex was possibly burning some property belonging to former girlfriend that was seen on a social media site. Officers again responded and advised both parties that the property in dispute would need to be decided by a civil court and for both to seek legal counsel to settle the matter.

Shortly after 11pm on Sunday night, a Holliday man reported that a female subject was in a local convenience store and appeared extremely intoxicated and shouldn’t be driving. Holliday Police responded and checked the woman. There were no signs of intoxication however the woman appeared to be suffering from a mental condition. She was allowed to leave the store to go to a friend’s home.

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