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September 2019

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports these activities of Fayette County deputies for September. 

Deputy Ben Wilson took a report of a stolen vehicle in the West Point area. The vehicle was later located abandoned in the Kirtley area. Wilson also took another report of a stolen vehicle from the Arbor Antique Show. The owner of the vehicle first reported it was stolen and later reported that it was not stolen and a friend borrowed it. 

Deputy Marc Bennett met with a female in reference to a case of fraud where her bank information from a Giddings bank was being used without her consent. 

Sgt. Angela Lala met with a complainant who reported he purchased an item from a person in the Flatonia area and had not received the item. The investigation is ongoing.

Deputy Ryan Meagher stopped the driver of a vehicle at the Executive Inn & Suites parking lot for a driving infraction. During the course of the stop, narcotics were located in the vehicle and the driver was arrested for possession of marijuana. Meagher also stopped the driver of a vehicle on Highway 71 near West Point as the vehicle was reported as being driven recklessly. The driver was found to be intoxicated and he was arrested. 

Sgt. Charles Jobb responded to a tractor-trailer fire on Highway 71 east of La Grange. Faulty brakes were deemed the cause of the fire and the La Grange Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire.

Deputy Terry Guentert investigated the possible alleged sexual assault of a child. After investigation, there was no indication that any criminal act or wrongdoing had occurred. Guentert also took a report of a burglary of a building in the Praha area. The victims were certain a person entered the building but had not noticed any items missing thus far. 

Deputy Herman Olvera stopped the driver of a vehicle on Highway 77 for speeding. During the course of the investigation during the traffic stop, the driver was found in possession of marijuana and was arrested. Olvera also took a report from a citizen who said a phone call was received from someone pretending to be a law enforcement official and threatening him to send money or be arrested on a warrant. 

Deputy Darrell Maze responded to an address off Ulrich Road where a neglect of supervision for a child was reported. The case was turned over to Child Protective Services for further investigation. 

Deputy Adam Mack stopped the driver of a truck traveling on Highway 71 for a traffic violation. The driver was found to be intoxicated and in possession of a firearm. The driver was arrested and charged with DWI and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Mack also stopped the driver of a vehicle on Highway 77 for defective equipment. During the course of the investigation during the traffic stop, narcotics were located in the vehicle and the driver was arrested. 

Deputy Kenn Kretz responded to a vehicle fire on I-10 near Schulenburg. The Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire. The fire was caused by mechanical problems of the engine. Kretz also responded to a grass fire north of Schulenburg. The cause was a person conducting an illegal burn. A citation was issued.

Deputy Joe Gonzales attempted to stop the operator of a motorcycle on Highway 237 for speeding. The operator attempted to elude Gonzales and speeds of 140 mph were reached. The operator of the motorcycle was eventually stopped and arrested for reckless driving. Gonzales also responded to a grass fire off Bending Road. A small shed sustained minor damage and the La Grange Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire. 

Deputy Michael Krenek served a misdemeanor warrant on a person for possession of marijuana.

Deputy Tammy McCleney stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding on Highway 77. A female passenger inside the vehicle was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and was arrested. McCleney also responded to a vehicle fire in the Fayetteville area. The Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire and there were no reported injuries.

Jail Administrator Ed Sawyer reports that Fayette County correction officers booked in 84 individuals for September and transported four individuals to Texas Department of Corrections facilities to begin serving time for crimes committed in Fayette County.