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  • 05-05-15   Assault on Public Servants
      It was approximately 12:05 pm today that concerned citizens called the Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher and reported that a man was jumping in front of moving cars on CR 174 in the Ames, Texas area and it was feared either he would be killed or a driver would wreck trying to avoid hitting him. Deputy James McQueen Jr. received the initial call and Sgt. Tommy Koen backed him up. When the Deputies arrived and attempted to get Henry Carl Williams, DOB 6-15-74 out of the road, Williams became very combative and began to resist the Deputies efforts to get him out of danger and to safety. Williams began striking the Deputies and struggling to escape. In an effort to bring Williams under control without injury, he was tased but the taser had no effect on Williams. After an extended struggle with Williams he was handcuffed and placed under arrest.
  • 04-28-15   Burglary Suspect Caught in Act
      It appears that Raymond Harold Lee, 54 years of age and a resident of Humble, Texas was totally oblivious to the fact that it was 10: am on a bright Sunday morning and the fact that his Toyota vehicle was parked in someone’s drive way with the trunk up and loaded with stolen property would not catch the attention of someone who would call the Sheriff’s Department to investigate. However, that is exactly what happened when Sheriff’s Deputies James McQueen, Michael Strait and Justin Johnston was dispatched to CR 2266 on April 26th. in the Tarkington Prairie Area where they walked into the home at that address and found Lee sitting on the floor of the master bedroom calmly contemplating what he wanted to take from the home next.
  • 04-28-15   Mail Boxes Damaged in Hardin
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher’s office began receiving numerous calls from citizens in the Hardin area early on Monday morning, April 27th. regarding several mail boxes that were severely damaged apparently in the early morning hours. Deputy Darrell Werner who made the initial investigation reported that over twenty mail boxes had been damaged early Monday morning and that calls were continuing to come in on Tuesday by citizens who were just now finding their mail boxes destroyed.
  • 04-27-15   Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader has recently initiated a “Family Assistance Unit” composed of the four existing volunteer Chaplains within the agency and has assigned this new unit to the Special Operations Division of the Sheriff’s Office
      Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader has recently initiated a “Family Assistance Unit” composed of the four existing volunteer Chaplains within the agency and has assigned this new unit to the Special Operations Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Presently these Chaplains donate their off duty hours and volunteer their services for spiritual guidance or counseling, upon request, to any member of the Sheriff’s department who wishes to take advantage of this service. Now, with the expansion of this program the newly formed Family Assistance Unit will again, upon request, assist family members in handling church related issues involving the on duty death of a Deputy or any family member of the agencies personnel. In addition, these Chaplains will also be available to any other First Responder agency in Liberty County upon their request for such services. In the event that one of these Chaplains are not of the particular faith of someone who is requesting their assistance, one of the Chaplains will help contact a Minister of any other faith the family may need. They can also assist in securing funeral services at a particular church a family may want and attend to many of the other church related details that distraught family members may find difficult to deal with during such a traumatic period of time in their life. The Sheriff’s dispatcher will maintain the “on call” telephone numbers of these Chaplains for twenty four a day, seven days a week call out response when needed.
  • 04-21-15   Hardin I.S.D. Bomb Threat
      At approximately 10:30 am this morning, an unidentified male subject called the Hardin I.S.D. Administration Building and told an employee that a bomb was in the school building and it would explode in twenty minutes.
  • 04-18-15   In-Custody Death (Apparent Suicide)
      At approximately 5:40pm this evening, personnel of the Liberty County Jail notified the Sheriff’s Office that inmate Jeremy Keith Shomo, D.O.B. 4-8-83 and a resident of the Orange, Texas area was found deceased in his “Seg-cell” (single person cell ) where he apparently hanged himself with a shoe lace attached to a shower hook.
  • 04-16-15   Kansas Wanted Suspects Arrested.
      Thanks to the alertness of Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Gordon Bean two suspects wanted on burglary and theft warrants out of Kansas were arrested on Hwy. 90, in the City of Liberty at approximately 11:30am yesterday morning. Christopher Wilkerson, age 32 and Kara Lynn Havel, age 24 were driving a U-Haul truck that citizens had reported as being “suspicious” and driving around in their neighborhoods.
  • 04-15-15   In-Custody Death of Inmate
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 11:25am this morning that inmate Beverly Ann Mooring, age 57 was found to be in medical distress and non-responsive in the “detox” cell of the county jail. Jail personnel immediately began CPR on Mooring who was soon transferred, by ambulance, to the Liberty/Dayton Regional Hospital. Shortly thereafter, Beverly Mooring was pronounced deceased and an autopsy was ordered by Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace, Judge Stephen Hebert.
  • 04-14-15   DANIAL RAY BURCH HAS BEEN ARRESTED 04-14-2015
      On 3/6/2015 a plea was sent out requesting information that would lead to the arrest of Danial Ray Burch aka “Short Fuse”. I want to thank the citizens of Liberty County for the many leads that were given to Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and Liberty County Constable’s Office in Precinct 2. Early this morning several agencies worked together to capture Danial Ray Burch.
  • 04-02-15   Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was invited to present a program to the Devers I.S.D. 3rd grade students.
      3rd grade students. Sgt. Bubba Pearson and Sheriff Bobby Rader met with the class on April 1, 2015. The topic of discussion was “The importance of reading and writing a report”. The students are preparing to take the STAAR test and “reading and understanding” is part of the test.
  • 03-31-15   Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputies get more drugs off the streets.
      On March 30, 2015, a call was received by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office from a complainant stating that her neighbor had been injured and was bent over and in pain. The complainant stated that her neighbor told her that she had been beat up and robbed. Deputy J. R. McQueen and Deputy M. Strait were dispatched to conduct an investigation at the residence which was located off of East River Road. Upon arrival, Deputy J. R. McQueen and Deputy M. Strait were met by a male subject who had just arrived on the scene. The male subject advised the deputies that he was the owner the residence. He further advised that his tenant had been assaulted and robbed. Deputy J. R. McQueen and Deputy M. Strait were lead into the residence by the landlord. Once inside the residence they found the female tenant/victim lying on a mattress. The female victim, who later identified herself as Tammie Cordova, was severely beaten and sustained several injuries. Deputies on scene requested EMS to come and check the victim’s injuries.
  • 03-30-15   Aggravated Assault Arrest
      On the afternoon of Saturday, March 28th, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) received a report of an assault that had just occurred in the 400 block of Baker’s Circle in Ames. Deputy William Candelari responded to the scene and met with the victim, 54 year old Victoria Denson.
  • 03-18-15   SEARCH UPDATE FOR MISSING MAN, LARRY RICHARD BAKER, SR. AGE 54
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office once again called upon the services of Texas EquuSearch volunteers to conduct additional search activities for Larry Richard Baker Sr. age 54 who first went missing from his residence on CR 325 in north Liberty County on January 29, 2010. At that time, Lead Investigator Sgt. Brian Bortz and now Captain Mark Ellington who were leading the original investigation called upon Texas EquuSearch to conduct the original search which, after several days of searching, failed to find Mr. Baker. According to family members at that time, Larry Baker is alleged to have left his home sometime during the night on a very cold and rainy January night and was never seen again. In addition to an extensive search of the wooded area surrounding the residence there were two small water filled ponds that were of concern. One pond was pumped dry by the Cleveland Fire Department and the second one was dragged with no results of finding Mr. Baker. After several days of searching the search was suspended.
  • 03-16-15   Trinity River Report
      This is the latest flooding report for the Trinity River as published by our Liberty County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator, Mr. Tom Branch. I’m sure Mr. Branch will be issuing other bulletins as conditions warrant. Thanks to all that have called for this information. Capt. Ken DeFoor Public information Officer Liberty County Sheriff’s Office
  • 03-15-15   Trinity River Info.
      FW: Trinity River Report From: Ken DefoorAdd to Contacts Sent: Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 9:03 am To: Allen Y, allen youngblood, ANGEL SAN JUAN, B. Langlois, Baytown Sun, Bill Buchanan, Brent Taylor, CHOW S, 'crsolomon', Cynthia Horswell, David Rodriguez, Frank Black, JAMIE NASH, John Steiger, Katie Mccall, Ken Luck, Kevin G. Quinn, 'Kshn Radio', Kshn Radio, 'Kshn Radio Station', 'Liberty Dispatch', Liberty Gazette, Lorena Cozzari, 'M Franco', Melissa KPRC, News 39, News 92fm, News desk, newsdesk at krivfox26, 'Niaquez at KPRC', R Russell, Richard Guerra, 'Richard Guerra', Richard Guerra, SCOTT ENGLE, SHERIFF BOBBY RADER, Shirley Jackson, Tim Miller, Tim Monzingo, 'Tim Monzingo', Vanesa Brashier, Vindicator, Vindicator Editor NEWS MEDIA… This is the latest flooding report for the Trinity River as published by our Liberty County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator, Mr. Tom Branch. I’m sure Mr. Branch will be issuing other bulletins as conditions warrant. Thanks to all that have called for this information. Capt. Ken DeFoor Public information Officer Liberty County Sheriff’s Office
  • 03-13-15   Auto Theft Arrest on CR 2092
      It appears that the alertness of a Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy coupled with the apparent nervousness and drug induced actions of the driver of a stolen car resulted in the arrest of one adult and a juvenile for auto theft along with other charges. In addition, the actions of the driver who was known to be in possession of a stolen .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol made this arrest a very “high risk” encounter for this one-man patrol unit Deputy, but relying on his training and a cool head, the arrest was accomplished without a tragic incident occurring on either side.
  • 03-12-15   Trinity River
      I know our local Liberty County media outlets keeps a close watch on the local forecast for our weather conditions so this notice that I’m sending out is mostly to address the many calls I have received from the major news networks asking about information on the Trinity River possible flooding conditions. Most all of my media addresses are contained in my “mass media e-mail list” so if you are getting this from our OEM and from me, then I apologize for causing it to come to you twice but I hope this helps for those outlets that have called me.
  • 03-11-15   Trinity River Flooding Potential
      Several have called regarding what the Trinity River may do in a possible flood condition due to the recent heavy rains….
  • 03-09-15   Double March Drug Arrest
      It appears from the way drug arrest are being made by Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader’s Criminal Interdiction Unit the month of March is starting out similar to February’s as two more drug operations have been shut down.
  • 03-06-15   February Drug Arrest in Liberty County
      The Liberty County Sheriff Office’s Criminal Interdiction Unit continues to take large bites out of the drug traffic that travels to and through Liberty County. The month of February resulted in two such drug arrest with subjects arrested and charged on drug offenses.

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