Sheriff Keith Korenek reports these activities of Fayette County deputies for June.
Deputy Rick Bohlmann responded to a hit-and-run accident in the High Hill area, where a semi-truck struck a tree, creating extensive damage to the vehicle, and fled the scene. The vehicle was later located by Bohlmann, and the trucking company settled with the county for clean-up of damages. Bohlmann also responded to a suspicious vehicle report at a residence where the driver was seen entering the home. The intruder was scared away by the occupant of the home and drove away.
Deputy Ben Wilson responded to a residence off Mockingbird Lane in regard to a stolen tractor. After further investigation, the tractor was located at the owner’s mechanic shop and found not to have been stolen. The mechanic picked up the tractor while the owner was out of town and the owner forgot that he had given permission to do so. Wilson also took a report of a hospice inquest in the Round Top area. After further investigation, it was found that the subject had passed away due to natural causes, and the case was closed.
Deputy Marc Bennett responded to St. Mark’s Medical Center in regard to an assault victim. After further investigation, it was discovered that both females involved were intoxicated when they were fighting. Both later received citations for the assaults to appear before the justice of the peace. Bennett also responded to the Clear Lake Pines subdivision in regard to a suicidal subject with a gun. Contact was later made with the subject who was transported to MHMR without incident.
Sgt. Ron Naumann received a report in the Schubert Road area of a calf being shot by some sort of firearm projectile. Investigation was conducted, and it could not be determined whether the act was intentional or an accidental stray bullet killed the calf. Naumann also took a report of a trailer purchased by an individual from craigslist that was misrepresented. After further investigation, it was found to be stolen out of Arkansas. The trailer was seized by the Sheriff’s Office and an investigation is being conducted in conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety Auto Theft Unit to identify the seller.
Investigator Angela Jasek is assisting Child Protective Services with several active child sexual abuse cases in Fayette County. All cases are pending further investigation and prosecution. Jasek also made a report to Fayette County Inspector Bill Durst regarding a sewage violation at a residence in Muldoon after a separate investigation was completed at the residence. The owner of the property has been sent a citation to have the issue resolved.
Deputy Perry Kram worked several areas needing traffic enforcement in Fayette County and reported several citations issued.
Deputy Robert Dryden was dispatched to an accident on Race Track Road where a vehicle struck a tree and the driver left the scene. The next day, Dryden made contact with the driver, who was issued two citations in regard to the accident. Dryden also responded to a disturbance call on Vista Ranch Road. A female subject was later arrested for assault family violence and transported to jail.
Sgt. Charles Jobb responded to Zoch Lane, where a window unit air conditioner was reported stolen from the property. Jobb also took a report of several mailboxes damage in the Old Smithville Road and East Parker Rd area. Unknown subjects used a bat and some sort of explosive device to cause damage to the mailboxes. The case is under investigation.
Deputy Joshua Berger responded to a theft call on Prairie Valley Road where multiple items were taken from barns on the property. Investigation is ongoing.
Deputy David Smith investigated a report of a reckless driver on Highway 71. The vehicle was located and stopped. After further investigation, the driver was arrested for possession of marijuana and no driver’s license.
Deputy Dusty Bernshausen took reports of criminal mischief where someone had keyed two vehicles. Investigation was conducted but there are no suspects. Bernshausen also took a report of fuel theft in the Gerhard Road area, where fuel was taken out of construction equipment.
Deputy Garrett Durrenberger stopped a vehicle on IH-10 after a report of reckless driving and traffic violations were observed. The driver was found to be highly intoxicated and was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to jail. Durrenberger also took a report of a domestic disturbance in the Bartons Creek Road area. An investigation was conducted and a female victim was transported to the hospital by EMS. The male subject was arrested for assault family violence.
Deputy Louis Gabler stopped a vehicle on IH-10 for erratic driving. Consent to search was granted and marijuana was located in the vehicle. The passenger was arrested for possession of marijuana and transported to jail. Gabler also responded to a domestic disturbance where a suspect threw an object at the victim, striking her in the chest. The suspect was arrested for assault family violence.
Deputy Joe Martin received a call of an attempted suicide in progress. Upon arrival, Martin discovered a subject attempting to kill himself with a shotgun. With assistance from other deputies, the subject was disarmed and taken to a hospital for mental and physical evaluation. Martin also investigated the theft of two lawnmowers. The lawnmowers were discovered at a scrap metal yard, and the subject that sold the lawnmowers for scrap was later arrested for Class B misdemeanor theft.
Deputy Milton “Skip” Edman took a report of a disturbance between neighbors in Warrenton. After further investigation, it was determined that a neighbor had entered the complainant’s residence and assaulted the complainant. The suspect also did damage to the complainant’s property. Warrants were issued for burglary of a habitation and criminal mischief, and the suspect was later arrested. Edman also responded to a disturbance on East Old Spanish Trail where a complainant had been assaulted and strangled by her boyfriend, who fled the scene. A warrant was obtained but the suspect has not yet been located.
Investigator Chris McClurg investigated a theft of jewelry and tools from a residence on East Fork Road. The items were recovered from pawn shops and a suspect was later arrested. McClurg also assisted in the investigation of several burglaries in the Muldoon and Flatonia areas. Items were recovered and later returned to the owners. One adult was jailed and one juvenile was referred to juvenile probation.
Deputy Shahzad Khan responded to a disturbance off FM 2981. Upon arrival, two subjects were intoxicated. After further investigation, both subjects were arrested and taken to Fayette County Jail for booking. Khan was also dispatched to IH-10 in regard to a male walking on the white line. Upon contact with the subject, it was determined that he was intoxicated, and was later transported to the jail.
Jail Administrator Edward Sawyer reports that Fayette County correction officers booked in 94 individuals for June and transported four individuals to the Texas Department of Corrections to begin serving time for crimes committed in Fayette County.
Deputies traveled 53,458 miles, served 87 civil papers, answered 463 calls for service, created 92 case reports, and arrested 38 persons.