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October 2019

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

Deputy Ben Wilson responded to the West Point area where a complainant reported criminal mischief to her vehicle which had two tires slashed. 

Deputy Marc Bennett took a theft report from a vendor at Marburger Farms where a floor cushion was stolen.

Sgt. Ron Naumann investigated a suspicious matter at an Ellinger area farm where fishing line was strung across a private bridge on the property, which could possibly cause harm to a person crossing the bridge. Naumann also responded to a fence damage report at the Fayetteville “Y” where a vehicle went through a fence and then left the scene. 

Sgt. Investigator Angela Lala assisted Child Protective Service with a child neglect case. The case will be presented to a Fayette County Grand Jury. Lala also investigated an abuse case where a child in the Kirtley area suffered head trauma. An investigation was conducted and both the mother and father were arrested on injury to a child warrants.

Deputy Ryan Meagher located a male walking on the wrong side of the roadway on the Business 71 river bridge in La Grange. While speaking to the individual, it was discovered that he was in possession of methamphetamine and he was arrested. Meagher also responded to Green Acre Apartments on Highway 159 for a fire. Meagher made the location and was able to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher. No injuries were reported.  

Sgt. Charles Jobb investigated a one-vehicle rollover at the intersection of Highway 77 and FM 2145. The driver failed to negotiate a turn due to her speed. Jobb also worked a second accident where a driver of a vehicle swerved to miss a deer on Highway 159 near the Fayetteville “Y” and went through a fence. No injuries were sustained in either accident.

Deputy Terry Guentert responded to a suicidal person in the Muldoon area. Upon contact with the individual, it was learned that he possessed warrants and was arrested. 

Investigator Garrett Durrenberger located stolen items from the Fayetteville area that were pawned in Waller County. Durrenberger also assisted a citizen who reported harassment by her recent ex-husband. 

Deputy Herman Olvera responded to a residence on West Old Lockhart Road where parts to a septic system were stolen. 

Deputy Darrell Maze responded to Highway 290 in the Carmine area for a tractor-trailer fire. The fire was extinguished with no injuries. 

Deputy Adam Mack stopped the driver of a vehicle for speeding on Kessler Avenue in Schulenburg. Investigation during the stop resulted in a female passenger being arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Mack also responded to a residence off Cedar Circle where a disturbance was reported. Investigation resulted in a male being arrested for family violence/assault of family member, second in 12 months.

Deputy Kenn Kretz investigated a fence damage case near Schulenburg. With assistance from the Schulenburg Police Department, a suspect was identified and the suspect’s vehicle located. The suspect compensated the fence owner for damages. 

Deputy Joe Gonzales stopped a driver of a vehicle in the Engle area for running a stop sign. The driver stopped at his residence where contact was eventually made. The driver was arrested for resisting arrest, search or transport.  Gonzales also responded to property off Citzler Road where a disturbance was reported between three male subjects. It was determined that the argument stemmed over a misunderstanding and no further action was needed. 

Deputy Michael Krenek responded to a residence in the Fayetteville area for a disturbance. Investigation resulted in an adult male being arrested for assault/family violence with previous conviction. 

Deputy Tammy McCleney took a report about a suspicious person attempting to open the door to a residence at which a Ring App doorbell was installed. The male was identified and later arrested on outstanding warrants.  McCleney also stopped the driver of a vehicle for a moving violation near Schulenburg. The Weimar Police Department assisted in the traffic stop with its K-9 and the driver was arrested for a dangerous drug violation.

Jail Administrator Ed Sawyer reports that Fayette County correction officers booked in 72 individuals for October and transported eight individuals to Texas Department of Corrections facilities to begin serving time for crimes committed in Fayette County.