2013-10-02 / Columns

Sheriff’s Report

Jim Brown

Sept. 19

Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to Yantis for a report of farm animals in extremely poor condition. South arrived to find multiple animals at the location including three pigs, seven calves, a miniature horse and a sheep. The calves appeared emaciated though the other animals seemed to be in decent shape. South attempted, unsuccessfully, to make contact with the animals’ owner. Photographs were taken of the animals and continued attempts will be made to locate the owner.

Deputy Tony Ingram was dispatched to FM 852 for a disturbance. Upon arrival, Ingram was met by a female standing at the end of the driveway and a male holding a toddler in the front yard of a residence. The female stated she simply wanted her son so she could leave the residence as there was no food or diapers in the house. According to the male, the woman had become upset with him for sleeping all day and threw a hammer through the front window. The man further stated the woman had hit him in the head with a phone. Ingram noted multiple injuries to the man consistent with his story. The man also allowed Ingram to look inside the residence to verify there was food and diapers present. The man also admitted that both he and the female had been having issues with drugs. CPS was contacted and made aware of the situation. The toddler’s paternal grandparents were allowed to take temporary custody of the child. Despite a lack of cooperation by the male victim, Jennifer Gardenhire, 28, of Winnsboro was arrested for assault causing bodily injury, family violence and was transported to jail without incident.

Sept. 21

Deputy Josh O’Grady was dispatched to CR 2168 for found property. Upon arrival, O’Grady was given two credit cards that had been found by the complainant while in the process of cleaning up the residence. According to the man, he believed the cards to have been left there by a previous tenant who he claimed had been previously incarcerated on charges stemming from debit/credit card abuse. O’Grady took possession of the cards and has turned to case over to CID.

Deputy Kevin Atkinson took a theft report from a complainant who stated that she had left her wallet at the Dollar General in Yantis. The woman further stated that she had called the store approximately an hour later and was told by an employee that no wallet had been located. According to the woman, she had again called the store the next morning and was told the wallet had been located the previous day. The woman also claimed the wallet contained a $100 bill when she left it and the money was now missing from the wallet. The case has been forwarded to an investigator.

Sept. 22

Sgt. William Burge took a theft report from a woman who stated that several of her personal items had been taken from her motel room while she was asleep. According to the complainant, an acquaintance had stopped by her room the previous night and was still present when the complainant fell asleep. Items missing from the room include a purse, $200 cash, miscellaneous clothing items and a make-up bag and its contents. Deputy Josh O’Grady made contact with the woman accused of taking the items. The suspect claimed not to have the items and gave O’Grady consent to search her residence. No items matching the description of the missing items were located. This case has been forwarded to an investigator.

Deputy Kevin Atkinson took a theft report from a complainant on FM 312 who stated that while checking the digital images on his game camera, he had discovered an image of a white male driving a camouflage ATV which the individual was using to steal the complainant’s Lincoln welder by towing it on the complainant’s homebuilt trailer. After examining his property, the complainant also discovered a black fire pit missing. Information was recorded regarding a possible suspect and the case was forwarded to CID.

Deputy Josh O’Grady was dispatched to a residence on CR 2749 for an assault. O’Grady was informed that the actor had left the scene in a pickup truck. At approximately the same time, Sgt. William Burge was flagged down by the actor and stopped to speak with him. Once O’Grady arrived at the complainant’s location, he was informed by a female that she and her husband had gotten into a verbal altercation while traveling down the road and the man had stopped the truck and forcefully removed her by grabbing her arm and pulling her out. The woman then walked home arriving after the man. Deputy O’Grady noted the woman had marks consistent with her story.

The man advised Sgt. Burge that he had been struck in the head by the woman who also attempted to choke him. Sgt. Burge noted the man had no marks to substantiate his claim. During the course of the investigation, the woman, Rose Ann McNulty, 39, of Mineola, was discovered to have an outstanding warrant and was subsequently arrested and transported to jail. The man, Shad Michael Mc- Nulty, 37, of Mineola, was arrested for assault causing bodily injury, family violence and was also transported to jail.

Deputy Kevin Atkinson took a report of deadly conduct from a woman who stated that she had been at the residence of a male childhood friend the previous night when the man began to act irrationally and began yelling at her. According to the complainant, she had gotten in her vehicle to leave the residence when the suspect began firing a rifle in her direction with several bullets striking the nearby area. The complainant also stated that the suspect has since threatened her and her family over the phone several times. This case will be under continued investigation by CID.

Sept. 23

Lt. Robert Holland took a burglary of a vehicle report from McKeever’s Garage on SH 154. The complainant stated that he had arrived at the shop to find that several trim pieces had been stolen from a car that was parked at the shop for sale. Lt. Holland recorded information about a possible suspect and the case was forwarded to CID for investigation.

Deputy Aaron Warren took a theft report from a complainant at Roselawn Cemetery on SH 37. According to the complainant, a foot stone was missing from a family member’s grave. The stone was described as red marble with a bronze name plate. The case has been forwarded to an investigator.

Sept. 24

Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to a location on SH 154 for a burglary of a habitation. The complainant stated that she had arrived at the residence to find someone had gained entry into the house by breaking a back window. Several items were missing from inside the residence including tools, a rolling tool box, clothes and a two wheeled dolly. South collected items of evidentiary value and the case was forwarded for additional investigation.

Deputy Aaron Warren took a report of an assault that occurred on CR 2306. Warren was notified that the victim had left the scene and called EMS from an alternate location. Warren located the man and photographed lacerations to his face. The victim stated that he had been assaulted by his adult son following a verbal altercation. Deputies Donivan South and Heather Bailey went to the location where the assault occurred in an attempt to speak with the suspect who subsequently barricaded himself inside his home and refused to open the door. At the victim’s request, a protective order application was completed. Warrant(s) will be obtained in this case.

Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to a location on FM 778 for a theft of property. The property owner advised that a homemade trailer and Suzuki ATV were missing and were last seen at the property at 6:00 pm the previous evening. Access to the property was gained by cutting the lock on the gate. This case has been assigned to an investigator.

Sept. 25

Deputy David Hitt responded to the Trails County Motel in Winnsboro after receiving a tip that a wanted subject was staying at the motel with his girlfriend. Hitt knocked on the door of the room the wanted man was believed to be staying in but got no response. Several minutes of repeated knocking finally brought a female to the door and she agreed to let the deputy check the room for the man. The man was not located, but an open bathroom window led to suspicion that the man had fled on foot. He was later spotted on a utility vehicle traveling along FM 2869. The suspect later fled on foot after wrecking the utility vehicle into a tree. For hindering apprehension of the wanted man, Ashley Nichols, 21, of Winnsboro, was arrested and transported to jail.


Juan Carlos Serrano- Silva, 31, Mineola, driving while intoxicated.

Debra Jean Harpole, 42, Alba, theft of property >$20 <$500; theft by check.

Gregory Geremonte, 35, Mineola, release of surety/public intoxication.

Derrick Russell Alford, 24, Big Sandy, theft of property <$1500 with 2 or more previous convictions.

Amanda Lee Busbee, 31, Mineola, theft >$50 <$500.

Micah Slade Morgan, 32, Quitman, assault with bodily injury, family violence, with previous conviction.

Derik Lee Shugart, 29, Greenville, accident with damage >$200.

Brandi Leigh Love, 27, Mineola, possession of dangerous drug.

James Douglas Moore, 51, Alba, public intoxication.

Sherry Gail West, 44, Winnsboro, possession of controlled substance, penalty group one > four grams, < 200 grams.

Cindy Ann Allen, 49, Grand Saline, public intoxication.

Wade Oliver Allen, 46, Grand Saline, driving while intoxicated, first.

Rose Ann McNulty, 39, Mineola, commitment, fail to stop at stop sign/ intersection.

Shad Michael McNulty, 37, Mineola, assault with bodily injury, family violence.

Michael Anthony Williams, 26, Mineola, aggravated assault.

Brandy Ray Swart, 22, Hawkins, driving while intoxicated with child passenger.

Courtney Lynn Phillips, 23, Tyler, possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 3 < 28 grams; possession of marijuana < two ounces.

Randall Travis McFatridge, 24, Paris, indecency with a child, exposes; no safety belt; no valid license.

Conner Mathew Broome, Jr., 55, Anna, driving while intoxicated, second offense.

Vernon Phillips, 35, Hawkins, possession of dangerous drugs.

William Bryan Moser, 28, Hawkins, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Denis Keith Loftis, 43, Gilmer, driving while intoxicated with child passenger.

Edward Gonzales, 31, Mineola, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; revocation, nonpayment of child support.

Rocky Lawrence Gilpin, 32, Tyler, driving while intoxicated, second offense; possession of simulated marijuana < two ounces.

Joseph Michael Braden, 45, Mineola, theft of property >$500 < $1,500.

Donald Wayne Gilbreath, 48, Yantis, driving while intoxicated, second.

Deborah Caffey Swan, 58, Holly Lake Ranch, organized retail theft.

Roger Wayne Honea, Jr., 34, Yantis, tampering with witness, family violence case, with previous convictions.

Cody Wade Reed, 26, Mineola, possession of marijuana < two ounces.

Gerald Walter Weick, 34, Gladewater, assault causes bodily injury, family violence.

Christopher Combs, 37, Mineola, four counts harassment.

James Earl Chambers, 47, Winnsboro, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Ashley Lynn Nichols, 21, Winnsboro, hinder apprehension.

Vincent Raymond Davis, 46, Sulphur Springs, driving while license invalid, with previous conviction.

Clifford Davis, 34, Yantis, assault, family violence.

Alexander James Pringle, 23, Quitman, commitment, possession of marijuana, > two ounces.

Daugene Brown, 18, Hawkins, theft >$500 <$1,500.

Mandy Nichole Walker, 27, Winnsboro, motion to revoke/bail jumping and failure to appear.

Joshua Allen Stine, 23, Mineola, interference with duties of a public servant.

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