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  • 09-21-15   MURDER SUICIDE ON CR 417
      At approximately 11:30am this morning, Sgt. Investigator Kenny Dagle released the names of the couple found deceased from gun shots yesterday (Sunday) on CR 417 in south Liberty County.
  • 09-20-15   Possible Murder/Suicide
      A “911” emergency call to the Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher at approximately 1:01pm this afternoon sent Deputy Ruben Arellano to #502 CR 417 in South Liberty County regarding two deceased persons found in the home at that location. According to initial reports, a son of the couple had been trying to contact his parents but was unable to do so. When he arrived at their home, the door was found to be unlocked and when he entered he found his mother deceased on the floor from an apparent gunshot wound and his father a few feet away also deceased from a gunshot wound with a hand gun lying nearby.
  • 08-08-15   Stabbing in Big Thicket Estates of Liberty County
      A “911” call to the Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher at approximately 6:56 pm this evening reported the stabbing of a man later identified as Thomas Mathew Dillon, DOB 10-19-59 who lives on CR 2727 in the Big Thicket Estates Sub-Division of Liberty County. First reports were that the suspect known at this time as only David Jones aka “Josie” was still at the scene but upon the arrival of Sgt. Michelle Deshotel and Deputy Kenneth Taylor, Jones had fled the scene and is still at large and being sought by the Sheriff’s Deputies for questioning.
  • 08-03-15   International Conference of Police Chaplains
      International Conference of Police Chaplains “Serving All Law Enforcement Chaplains”
  • 07-27-15   Warrants executed in City of Hardin
      At approximately 2:40pm this evening, a confidential informant call to Deputy Constable Mark Davison of Pct. 3 regarding an unknown female sitting in a reported stolen vehicle at 11132 Hwy. 146North in the Hardin, Texas area escalated into the Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher sending two units to back up Constable Davison and the eventual arrest of three people for outstanding warrants.
  • 07-25-15   Child drowns at Water Park
      A family outing at the “Nine Mile Lake Water Park” at 756 CR 650 in South Liberty County turned tragic this afternoon when a little four year old boy drowned in a small two acre man-made lake. The Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher received a “911” call at approximately 5:21 pm this evening saying the little boy had been missing for about twenty to thirty minutes. His parents, Londell Laviene and Bonnie Tarrant had been circling the lake calling for their son as well as using a public address system to get his attention.
  • 07-24-15   Maci Feed Store Burglary Update
      Liberty County Sheriff’s Investigators Sgt. Paul Lasco and Sgt. Robert Dunn, during the course of this investigation, received information that a person by the name of Marshall McCreight was thought to be the suspect who had committed the burglary of the Maci Feed Store earlier this week. Acting upon this information both Investigators went to the home of the suspect in the Moss Hill area of Liberty County where they found that Marshall McCreight was not there but did talk to his father. While at that location, the Sergeants observed a vehicle with blood on the outside of the driver’s door as well as a large amount of blood inside the vehicle. A warrant was secured and the vehicle was impounded for DNA comparison of blood samples that were found at the entry point of the burglary of the feed store. At present the blood samples have been submitted and Investigators are awaiting the results.
  • 07-24-15   Cleveland Drug Arrest
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit have received several complaints from local citizens regarding what they suspected as being a drug operation at 408 Pate Street in Cleveland, Texas. After receiving these complaints an investigation that extended over a period of time was conducted which resulted in the arrest of Kenneth Turner of that address for drug charges.
  • 07-23-15   Manslaughter Arrest Warrant Served At IAH Before Suspect Leaves The Country
      On Wednesday, July 15th, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) apprehended a subject with an outstanding Manslaughter warrant at Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH). LCSO Detective Sergeant Billy Knox worked closely with officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Houston Police Department (HPD) Airport Division.
  • 07-20-15   City of Ames Felony Drug Arrest
      After receiving several complaints from local citizens regarding what they suspected as being a rather large drug operation at 103 Baker Circle in Ames, Texas, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit began a surveillance and undercover investigation that extended over a period of time and resulted in the arrest of Triston Riley of that address for drug charges and other related offenses.
  • 07-20-15   Maci Feed Store Burglary
      On Saturday morning, July 18th. at 6:38am, the Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher received a burglary call at the Maci Feed store located at 10769 SH 146N. Due to a shortage of personnel on the streets who were tied up on other calls, Deputy John Bennet, who was booking two prisoners into the county jail, was assigned the call after he cleared the jail facility.
  • 07-16-15   Increase in Scam Attempts.
      It appears that each day produces new “scam” attempts by individuals that are trying to cheat honest people out of their money by new and various types of scam’s. Liberty County Sheriff Deputy Shandalynn Rhame has taken two citizen complaints within a two day period and each one was a different type scam but with the same intent of taking money from people under false representations. There is also a third type of scam being circulated in the Liberty County area that citizens should be aware of as these same efforts are apparently being used on areas outside our immediate community. The public needs to be reminded, once again, to be suspicious and reminded that legitimate business operations do not function in this manner and that NO personal information or money should be sent to anyone based upon a phone call from some unknown caller.
  • 06-18-15   Flood Update Liberty County
      The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management has received a few calls regarding the anticipated effects of yesterdays 5 inch rain over Liberty County, and the anticipated effects of this mornings heavy rain over areas north of Lake Livingston, mainly the Riverside area. The local rain here yesterday took the Trinity River back up to 29.7 in Liberty. This is not the highest we have seen during this event , we actually got to 29.98 back on June 1st. Moss Bluff is currently at 14.68 and has been as high as 15.15 feet during this event, so all in all we remain flooded of course,but the rains did not take us any higher than where we have already been. We have been above flood stage since May 14th in Liberty.
  • 06-17-15   Wanted Suspect Arrested in Liberty County Rape Case of May 16, 2015
      In a very intense and persistent criminal sexual assault investigation that occurred a month ago to the day, Liberty County Sheriff’s Investigators, members of the agencies Special Response Team, Texas Rangers, Pct. 3 Constable’s office and the District Attorney’s Office led by Sheriff Bobby Rader arrested MIKLE BERNARD EDWARDS, D.O.B. 3-1-58, a convicted felon, on three felony warrants at Edwards home in the 13000 Blk. of Hwy. 787 in north Liberty County at approximately 6:pm yesterday evening. Edwards offered no resistance according to lead Investigator Sgt. Josh Cummins who has worked tirelessly on this case since it occurred. Edwards lived within three (3) miles of the location in which the sexual assault took place.
  • 06-17-15   Please let folks know that Liberty County HAS been added to the FEMA Individual Declaration.
      Please let folks know that Liberty County HAS been added to the FEMA Individual Declaration. Residents suffering damage as a result of the flood who have not already done so, should register with FEMA right away by calling 1-800-621-3362 or going on-line at
  • 06-15-15   No Sheriff Sale of Tax Property for the month on July.
      No Sheriff Sale of Tax Property for the month on July.
  • 06-06-15   Two Missing on San Jacinto River Found
      A swim party on the east fork of the San Jacinto River almost turned deadly for two young women who were on inner tubes in the river and got caught up in the current and swept down stream as their boy friend’s looked on but were unable to help them. A call to the Liberty County Sheriff’s “911” dispatcher at 3:17 pm this evening put in motion a massive effort by several agencies to locate Tessa Colleen Ayers, age 20 of the Cleveland area and Summer Sheets, age 17 of Splendora on the river. The pair had gotten into the San Jacinto River just off CR 370 which is near the north Liberty County line where, at that point, the river is only about 4 feet deep according to reports on the scene. However, it appears the two young ladies were unable to get to shore before they were taken further down -stream by the waters current. Fortunately the San Jacinto River at this section is not at flood stage as it was earlier on the lower end of the San Jacinto River or the flooded and very swift flowing Trinity River.
  • 06-04-15   Missing Person- Liberty County
      At approximately 7:53 pm on the evening of Monday, May 25th the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received a “fire call” at #124 CR 1335B in the Moss Bluff area of Liberty County. The mobile home at that location was a total loss and shortly after the fire it was reported that Clinton William Miller, who lived in that mobile home, had not been seen by friends and relatives since the day prior to the fire on May 24th. Since that time no one has had contact with Miller and his whereabouts are unknown at this time.
  • 06-01-15   Trinity River Update
      June 1 5 pm Current release from the Lake Livingston Dam has been DECREASED to 68,200 cfs. Trinity River levels: Romayor 37.6 Liberty 29.93 Moss Bluff 14.2
  • 06-01-15   Update From The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management
      June 1 10 am : The current release from the Lake Livingston Dam REMAINS at 72,600 and the lake level continues to slowly fall, now at approx. 132.03 or about a foot over normal pool level. Current Trinity River levels: Romayor 37.7 and stable Liberty 29.94 and stable Moss Bluff 14.8 and stable

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