Wood County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Report

07/11/13 through 07/17/13


July 11

Deputy Heath Richardson took a phone report from a woman who stated that someone had burglarized her car while it was parked on the side of CR 3940. The complainant met the deputy at the scene and Richardson noted that the passenger side window had been broken and the inside of the vehicle was in disarray with various items scattered throughout it. The car’s owner stated that she had abandoned the car on Sunday after she began having issues with it and returned today to find the window broken. The only item found to be missing was the car’s battery. This case was forwarded to CID for continued investigation.


Deputy David Hitt took a report from a man who stated that someone had stolen a five gallon gas can full of gas off his trailer while it was parked at the state rock pile at the intersection of FM 2869 and FM 852. The man also believed that he had spoken briefly with the two young menresponsible for the theft who were leaving the scene when he arrived. Hitt was provided with a vehicle description and license plate number. Two days later Hitt located the car and spoke with the car’s driver who stated the car did not belong to him but admitted that he was driving when the gas and can were stolen but it was a friend who actually committed the theft. The complainant was notified that suspects had been located but stated that he did not wish to pursue charges at this time. This case is closed.


Deputy Brad Cates initiated a traffic stop on CR 2231 after observing a pickup with defective and nonoperational license plate lights. Cates made contact with the driver and a check through dispatch revealed the man was driving with a suspended license and had previous convictions for the same offense. Michael Wayne Wilson was arrested for driving while license invalid with previous convictions and transported to jail.


July 12

Deputy Josh O’Grady was dispatched to an address on CR 2131 for a burglary of a habitation. O’Grady met with the complainant who advised that he has been the caretaker for the property since the property owner went into a nursing home. Missing from the home were a guitar and amp and two metal lock boxes. Entry was apparently made through a side door, where minor tooling marks were noted though the door remained undamaged. Photographs were taken at the scene and the case is now in the hands of an investigator.


Deputy Josh O’Grady took a theft report from a complainant on FM 1801 who stated that she had discovered approximately $1,600 worth of jewelry missing from her jewelry box and believed it was possibly taken sometime in the past two months. No signs of forced entry were noted and nothing else appeared to be missing from the residence. Information was recorded regarding a possible suspect. The case was then turned over to an investigator.


July 13

Deputy Chris Turner was dispatched to Fellowship Baptist Church on FM 2088 for a burglary of a building. The complainant stated that someone had broken in through the side door of the church and once inside busted the door frame of the office and entered it as well. There was evidence that the cabinets had been gone through but nothing appeared to be missing. The case has been turned over to CID for further investigation.


Deputy Chris Turner was dispatched to a possible burglary in progress at Clover Hill Baptist Church. A man and woman who were visiting the cemetery adjacent to the church observed the side door of the church standing open and witnessed a white female flee from the scene in a dark brown SUV. Turner contacted a representative of the church who arrived at the location and helped to secure the door. Nothing appeared to be missing from inside the church and it is believed the would-be thief was only interested in money as several items of value were in plain sight but not taken. The case has been assigned to an investigator.


Deputy William Burge was dispatched to the Sandy Creek Fishing Club on CR 3340 for an ATV theft. The complainant stated that someone had entered onto the gated property and removed a 2012 green Honda Rancher ATV without his consent. Evidence was collected at the scene and will be turned over to CID for continued investigation.


Deputy William Burge took a report of copper theft from a complainant at the Salesmanship Club on CR 2694 who stated that someone had entered the attic of an empty residence and removed several feet of copper wiring. Entry was apparently gained through an open garage and attic access panel. The investigation into this case continues.


July 14

Sgt. Sam Threadgill and Deputy Dustin Moffett were dispatched to a residence on CR 1610 foran aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The complainant stated that she had been kicked in the face by her boyfriend as she lay in bed and afterwards the boyfriend had left the room and reentered with a metal lamp and started hitting her in the head with it. The attack stopped onlywhen the complainant’s mother came into the room and yelled at the man to stop. The complainant also stated that she had called a friend to come over and get the boyfriend to leave but the friend had already left and the suspect boyfriend was still at the location. Officers observed the lamp used in the attack and located a blood trail leading from the yard of the residence into the bedroom that was seemingly unrelated to the attack as the complainant had no bleeding wounds. Officers made contact with the suspect who was sitting outside in a vehicle and appeared to be asleep. Officers had difficulty communicating with the man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. He was also noted to have no bleeding wounds.  At roughly the same time officers were dispatched to this call, Deputy Austin Cryer was dispatched to CR 1660 in reference to a man with a bleeding chest wound. Cryer arrived to find a man being treated by EMS. The deputy spoke with several witnesses at the scene who stated that the injured man had been with them at a party at this location but had left and returned, bleeding and asking for help, twenty minutes later. The man was only able to say that he had left to go protect someone. Investigator Sgt. Kyle Henson was notified of the situation and responded to the original scene where evidence, including a knife with possible traces of blood, was collected. The injured man was transported to a hospital and Daniel Blaine Goss, 27, of Alba was arrestedfor the offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon based on his attack of the original complainant. The investigation into the stabbing is ongoing.


July 15

Deputy Aaron Warren took a report of criminal mischief from an address on Meadow View Path at Holly Lake Ranch. The complainant stated that he had been away from his residence for a period of several days as he is in the process of moving to the location from another state. He further stated that he had returned to find that the back door of the residence had been kicked in. No items were missing from inside the residence and it was discovered that the door jamb, which was damaged in the burglary, had apparently been repaired by the suspect who had screwed it back to the wall. Photographs were taken of the damages and the case has been forwarded for investigation.


July 16

Deputy Steven Fields took a burglary report from a walk-in complainant who stated that he had discovered his barn window broken and the front and back doors had the hinges broken off. Inside the barn the complainant discovered that his 1993 10’ Bantam bass boat with depth finder, trolling motor and trailer was missing. A search of the barn revealed an air compressor to be missing also. The complainant resides on CR 1460. The case has been assigned to an investigator.


Deputy Donivan South took a scam report by phone from a complainant who stated that she had signed up to be a Secret Shopper and received a check for $1,500 with instructions to deposit the check, keep some money for shopping and send the rest of the money back to the sender. The woman had kept $500 for shopping and was waiting for the check to clear before sending money back to the company. The complainant was advised by her bank that the check did not clear, causing her to have a negative bank balance. The woman was advised to report the scam to her bank and the FBI, also. A report was made for documentation purposes.


July 17

Deputy Steven Fields was dispatched to Country Boys Small Engine Repair on CR 1534 for a theft report. The complainant stated that one of his employees had witnessed another one of his employees enter his shop and take a 40 piece socket set without his permission. The complainant stated that he wanted the tools returned to him and he did wish to pursue charges. An investigator will work the case from this point forward.


Deputy Dustin Moffett was dispatched to FM 852 and CR 4430 for a burglary. The complainant stated that several items had been taken from a barn and storage container on his property. The locks on the front gate, barn and storage container had all been cut. Among the items missing from the property was a John Deere lawnmower, rods and reels, a solar charger, posthole diggers, a Craftsman lawnmower, and aluminum four wheeler ramps. Evidence was collected at the scene and the case has been forwarded for investigation.