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      A party being held at 207 Tebo St. in Ames, Texas, in South Liberty County, resulted in a shooting after an argument with several men from the City of Cleveland area who became upset over losing a game of “beer pong”. It appears that at least two people were shot and taken to area hospitals with gun shot wounds to their legs.
  • 10-16-14   Liberty County Crime Stoppers Program
      After several months of planning and preparing a revived Crime Stoppers Program in Liberty County it became a reality this past week when the State Crime Stoppers Council voted to allow not only Liberty County but San Jacinto County as well to come under the “umbrella” of the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers program.
      On September 23, 2014, the Liberty County Sheriff Department’s Criminal Interdiction Unit executed a narcotic search warrant at a residence located at 715 Hwy. 321 in Dayton, Texas on the South end of the county. After receiving several citizen complaints about narcotics being sold at this residence, the Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted an extensive investigation into these allegations and determined there was sufficient evidence to support these complaints.
      After several months of follow up investigation and running down various leads on the whereabouts of Theodore Wilson, DOB 9-10-1971 who was wanted in this rather unusual case, Liberty County Sheriff’s Sergeant Billy Knox working with the U.S. Marshal’s Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force out of Beaumont received reliable information that Wilson could be found in the Crosby, Texas area.
  • 09-07-14   Missing Couple --- no longer missing
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the family of the “missing” couple late this evening advising that Perfecto Gonzales and Consuelo Torres has returned home safely.
  • 09-06-14   Missing Husband and Wife from Liberty County
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a couple that was last seen while making a bank transaction on Thursday, September 4th. at approximately 2:pm near the City of Cleveland, Texas.
  • 09-02-14   Sheriff Sale Notice
      Sheriff Sale - September 8, 2014
  • 08-31-14   Impersonating A Law Enforcement Officer
      At approximately 4:30am this morning, Arthur and Elizabeth Harrison who lives on FM 2830 South in the City of Ames, Texas, called the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department wanting to know why the Sheriff’s Department “raided” their home early this morning. Dep. Ranson Martel, Sgt. Joel Davila and Sgt. Investigator Billy Knox responded to the scene where it was quickly determined that whoever the two male subjects were that were dressed as law enforcement Officers were, in fact, not Officers as no such activity was in operation by any agency in the county at that particular time. In addition, the activity the two suspects committed were not in line with proper law enforcement procedures.
      After a lengthy follow up investigation by Sgt. Investigator Billy Knox of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department, Sgt. Knox has gathered sufficient evidence to charge TED ( no middle name. ) WILSON, age 43 of the Crosby Area with Felony Theft regarding the theft of the camper trailer, Evading Arrest with a Previous Felony Conviction ( also a Felony offense ) and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. All warrants were obtained out of Judge Stephen Hebert’s Pct. 1 J.P. office. As yet Wilson has not been arrested.
  • 08-23-14   Home Robbery on FM 787
      At approximately 10:pm last night, August 22nd, Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Rasberry was in route to a call and stopped at a stop sign on CR 2343 when a male subject ran up to his patrol unit yelling for help and saying that his mother had just been beaten and robbed at their residence on FM 787. Dep. Rasberry immediately went to the residence and found the victim, Theresa Graff at the front of her home bleeding from head injuries. Liberty County EMS responded to the scene and later transported Ms. Graff to a Conroe Hospital in what was thought to be “stable” condition.
  • 08-18-14   “Citizen On Patrol” Program By Sheriff Bobby Rader
      Beginning on Monday, September 1, 2014, Sheriff Bobby Rader will launch the Liberty County Sheriff Department’s first “Citizen On Patrol” program. Members of the recently graduation class of the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA), of which all are unpaid volunteers, will be patrolling the county neighborhoods in a vehicle that is clearly marked as a “Citizen On Patrol” Sheriff’s unit.
  • 08-13-14   letter I sent to the 253rd District Judge, Honorable Chap Cain, 75th District Judge, Honorable Mark Morefield and County Court at Law Judge, Honorable Thomas Chambers regarding upcoming changes to Courthouse Security.
      Letter sent to the 253rd District Judge, Honorable Chap Cain, 75th District Judge, Honorable Mark Morefield and County Court at Law Judge, Honorable Thomas Chambers regarding upcoming changes to Courthouse Security.
  • 08-07-14   Three (3) year old boy kicked by horse is deceased.
      A tragic late afternoon accident resulted in the death of young Colton Lee Clegg, age three (3) years old when a male horse “spooked” and kicked Colton in the chest. The young boy was transported by Life Flight to Herman hospital where he expired later yesterday evening of August 6, 2014.
  • 08-01-14   Major Drug Arrest in Liberty County
      The Liberty County Sheriff Department’s Criminal Interdiction Unit and the Sheriff’s Special Response Team executed a Narcotic search warrant issued out of Judge Mark Morefield’s District Court for a residence located at 1011 Sante Fe, Street, Cleveland, Texas on July 29, 2014 at approximately 4:30pm. Upon gaining entry to the residence, deputies took Cedrick Jerome Bass, DOB 7-12-73, Sterling Davison Jr. DOB 1-17-71, Dante Rushing, DOB 7-14-82 and Troy Lynn Davis, DOB 4-16-80 into custody and a complete search of the residence was conducted. All subjects have Cleveland, Texas addresses.
  • 07-30-14   Stolen occupied camper trailer
      A Liberty County resident, Mr. James Brown , age 75 years old who lives in the CR 2279 area of South Liberty County had a rude awakening around 2:30am this morning when he awoke to someone hooking onto and pulling his 16’ camper trailer out of his driveway while he was still inside.
      After two days of intense investigation by Cleveland Police Department Detective John Shaver and Liberty County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Investigator Kenny Dagle. It appears that what was first thought to be a deliberate act of shooting at a Deputy was rather a very careless and thoughtless discharge of a firearm into the air by some unknown person which allowed the bullets to fall down and “ shower”, and break the windshield of the patrol car with two of the spent bullets.
  • 07-24-14   Arrest on I-69/US 59 for Illegal Codeine Possession
      On Monday, July 21st, a deputy with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was travelling south on I-69/U.S.59 in the Cleveland area. Upon making contact with the three occupants of the vehicle, the Deputy detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana emanating from inside of the vehicle. All three of the occupants stated they were returning home to Houston from a recent trip to Louisiana. During the traffic stop, probable cause was developed which allowed the deputy to search the vehicle.
  • 07-23-14   Shooting victim unable to describe suspects
      At approximately 6:50pm this evening, a reported shooting on CR 2665 near FM 787 in North Liberty County sent the victim, Bradley Jones DOB 12-31-86 to a hospital in Livingston by Liberty County EMS with a superficial gun shot wound to his left shoulder. The wound is non-life threatening.
  • 07-22-14   Liberty Deputy Narrowly misses being shot.
      Liberty County Sheriff’s Patrol Captain Mark Ellington reports that one of his Deputies was walking out of the Court House Annex building in Cleveland, Texas early this morning at approximately 12:30am when he heard five rapid gun shots. The Deputy was walking towards his patrol vehicle and was at the driver’s side front fender when two of the bullets struck the windshield of his patrol unit, missing the Deputy by about 18” to 24”. The strike area of the other three bullets were not found. Fortunately, the Deputy was not injured.

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