Wood County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Report

10/31/13 through 11/06/13


October 31

Deputy Donivan South took a report of terroristic threat from a complainant who stated she had received calls from her soon to be ex-husband stating that he was going to harm her. According to the complainant the calls were received over a period of three days and she believed her husband was off his medication. The complainant stated she was currently safe at her daughter’s residence in another town. This case was forwarded to an investigator.


Deputy Donivan South was dispatched to CR 2686 for an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. According to the complainant, unknown person(s) cut the barbwire fence behind her barn and stole her 2001 Yamaha 400 Big Bear ATV, worth approximately $1,000. Once the VIN number is received from the complainant, the ATV will be entered as stolen and the case will be forwarded to Investigations.


November 1

Deputy Dustin Moffett was dispatched to a property on CR 4420 for a burglary of a building. The complainant stated that a building on the property had been broken into and items were missing from inside. Pry marks were noted on the door where it is believed entry took place. Missing from the building was a generator, miscellaneous hand tools, fishing poles, and an electric power washer with a combined value of $5,950.  According to the complainant, meat was also taken from a small freezer inside the building. This case was forwarded for continued investigation.


Deputy Justin Wallis took a report from a complainant on CR 3426 who reported she was the victim of a scam. The woman, who sells cosmetic products online, reported that a woman had placed an order totaling $137.00 and sent a check via Fed EX to pay for the order. When the complainant received the check, she noticed it was for almost $2,000 and she subsequently received an email from her customer advising her to deposit the entire check and send the difference back via Western Union. The complainant, fearing she was being scammed, called to make a report instead. An incident report was completed and the case was closed.


Deputy Dustin Moffett was dispatched to CR 1558 for a report of theft of firearm. According to the complainant, his Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm pistol had been stolen from his vehicle sometime between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. while he was staying at a local marina. No signs of forced entry were noted on the vehicle and the complainant believed he possibly failed to lock the doors. Nothing else inside the vehicle appeared to have been tampered with. Approximately two hours later, Moffett received a call from the complainant stating that the gun had been found in a friend’s car where he had forgotten he put it. This case was closed.


November 2

Deputy David Hitt was dispatched to CR 1739 for a report of theft. According to the complainant, his Craftsman 50 gallon air compressor, valued at $200, had been stolen from beside his porch sometime in the past three days. Deputy Hitt recorded information about possible identifying characteristics and the case was turned over for further investigation.


Deputy Dustin Moffett was dispatched to PR 5860 for a burglary of a building. According to the complainant, two pair of waders, valued at approximately $300 each, were stolen from the shed located next to his residence. The complainant also advised the shed was locked during the time the waders were stolen and despite other valuables that were easily accessible, nothing else was disturbed.  Moffett recorded information regarding a possible suspect and turned the case over to an investigator who will work to develop leads.


Deputy Austin Cryer took a report of burglary of a habitation from complainants on CR 3955 who stated that they had recently returned home after a two day absence and found their front door slightly ajar. A bedroom door, which is always left closed, was also found to be open. The only item found to be missing from the residence was a bottle of pain medication. Information was recorded regarding a possible suspect and the case was turned over to CID.


November 3

Deputy David Hitt was dispatched to an address on FM 515 in reference to found property and spoke with a man at that location who stated he found an identification card and bank card in the grass on the back of his property. Hitt took possession of both cards and attempted, unsuccessfully, to contact their rightful owner. An incident report was completed for documentation purposes.


November 4

Deputy Tony Ingram was dispatched to a lake house off CR 1545 for a burglary report. According to the complainant, a cleaning crew had arrived at the house to find water all over the floor and items missing from inside. The missing items include a flat screen TV, a microwave oven and numerous items of bedding and towels. A front loading washer and dryer had also been moved from the laundry room to the back porch. A cut hot water line accounted for the water all over the floor. A check of the property revealed an outside shed was also open and a battery charged was found to be missing. This case was forwarded to Investigations.


Deputy Tony Ingram took a report of burglary of a habitation from a complainant who stated that unknown person(s) had entered his camper located off CR 1388. Entry was apparently gained by a brick being thrown through the window. Missing from inside the camper was two flashlights, a dish rag and some Clorox wipes. Ingram recorded information about a possible suspect and the case was assigned to an investigator.


November 5

Deputy Steven Fields was dispatched to CR 3865 for a burglary of a habitation. The complainant advised that unknown person(s) forced their way into her home by breaking the glass out of the back door. Several items were missing from inside the home including a 32” television, a handgun, two jewelry boxes and a gold chain. Fields took information regarding a possible suspect and the case was forwarded for additional investigation.


Deputy Aaron Warren arrested Dinilesizw Marie Love, 23, of Jackson, TN following a call to Jarvis College. The complainant accused Ms. Love of causing damage to his car following a verbal altercation between the two. When questioned, Love admitted causing the damage. She was arrested for the offense of criminal mischief over $500, under $1,500 and transported to jail without incident.


November 6

Deputy Justin Wallis took a report of theft from a complainant on CR 2117 who stated her son’s bicycle had been stolen from their front yard the previous day. The complainant also advised that her son had spotted the bike at a residence nearby. She was also able to provide photos of her son riding the bicycle. Wallis made contact with a man at the residence where the bicycle was spotted. The man claimed the bike belonged to him but seemed slow to answer questions about where he got the bike. Wallis took possession of the bicycle until its rightful owner could be determined.



Sgt. Chris Turner obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in a trailer theft case and arranged an interview with a second suspect in the case. Turner also conducted an interview of a suspect in a theft case after he was arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant and closed an additional seven cases.


Crime Stoppers Safety Tip

With the start of holiday shopping just around the corner, Wood County Crime Stoppers and Sheriff Jim Brown would like to offer the following tips for a safe shopping season:


Shopping in Stores

•    Do not buy more than you can carry.  Plan ahead by taking a friend with you or ask a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car.
•    Save all receipts.  Print and save all confirmations from your online purchases.   Start a file folder to keep all receipts together and to help you verify credit card or bank statements as they come in.
•    Consider alternate options to pay for your merchandise, such as onetime or multiuse disposable credit cards or money orders, at online stores and auction sites.
•    Wait until asked before taking out your credit card or checkbook.  An enterprising thief would love to shoulder surf to get your account information.
•    Tell a security guard or store employee if you see an unattended bag or package.

Walking To and From Your Car
•    Deter pickpockets.  Carry your purse close to your body or your wallet inside a coat or front trouser pocket.
•    Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. Check the back seat and around the car before getting in.
•    Do not leave packages visible in your car windows. Lock them in the trunk or, if possible, take them directly home.


Check back in coming weeks for more shopping safety tips for shopping with small children and shopping online.



Call Summary

Accident Major (1)

Agency Assist (5)

Alarm (10)

Animal General (3)

Assault (4)

Assault by Contact (1)

Burglary of a Building (7)

Burglary of a Habitation (5)

Child Abuse (5)

Child Custody (3)

Child Endangerment (1)

Civil (7)

Cows Out (16)

Criminal Mischief (7)

Criminal Trespass (6)

Cruelty of Animals (1)

Dispute (1)

Disturbance (2)

Dog Bite (1)

Dog Problem (9)

Dumping (1)

Found Property (1)

Harassment (1)

Horses Out (3)

Incident (6)

Information (1)

Inquest (2)

Juvenile Transport (1)

Lost Property (1)

Mental (1)

Missing Person (2)

Noise Disturbance (3)

Organized Crime (1)

Other (1)

Phone Harassment (4)

Possession of Marijuana (1)

Prowler (2)

Public Intoxication (1)

Pursuit (1)

Request to Speak to Officer (6)

Runaway (2)

Scam (2)

Shots Fired (7)

Structure Fire (1)

Suspicious Activity (3)

Suspicious Person (2)

Suspicious Vehicle (5)

Terroristic Threat (2)

Theft (7)

Traffic Stop (4)

Transport (1)

Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle (2)

Vehicle Blocking Roadway (1)

Warrants (8)

Welfare Check (4)


Total Calls   187

Call Summary by Area


Alba                   11

Hawkins             35

Mineola             50

Quitman             41

Winnsboro          23

Yantis                 25


Current Jail Population        132

Males               106                                                                                                                             Females                        26

Bookings         36

Releases          36