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  • 05-16-19   Follow up on “School Shooting Threat Locks down Cleveland I.S.D.”
      After an extensive follow-up investigation by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland I.S.D Police Department, Department of Public Safety and Texas Rangers into the school shooting threat to the Cleveland High School on Tuesday, 18 years old Elizabeth Linares-Jimenez, of the Plum Grove area, surrendered to lead Investigator Steven Rasberry in the lobby of the Sheriff Office at approximately 3:30pm Thursday evening by arrangements of her attorney.
  • 05-15-19   Proclamation on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2019
      On Peace Officers Memorial Day and throughout Police Week, we express our unending gratitude to our Nation’s law enforcement officers. Those brave men and women selflessly confront danger to protect our families and defend our communities.
  • 05-15-19   School Shooting Threat Locks Down Cleveland I.S.D
      At approximately 2:pm Tuesday, a caller to both the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office threatened to “..Shoot up the Cleveland school…”.
  • 05-14-19   River Rescue Sets Off Chain of Events
      A flooded Trinity River rescue which began at about 3:25 pm Monday evening then resumed again at 9:23 pm that evening and was finally completed at about 2:30 am Tuesday morning resulted in a chain of events that was not only dangerous but ended in the arrest of one of the citizen rescuers on an outstanding felony warrant.
  • 05-14-19   Shooting Threat Locks Down Cleveland I.S.D
      At approximately 2:pm Tuesday, a caller to both the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office threatened to “..Shoot up the Cleveland school…”.
  • 05-02-19   Deputy Danielle Barry, LCSO Employee of the Month.
      Law enforcement dispatchers have historically had the ability to recognize certain personality traits of “street Officers” who, while under pressure on calls for service can still maintain calmness and a positive response to any set of circumstances that might be facing them.
  • 04-09-19   March 2019 Employee of the Month
      At last week’s Sheriff’s Office monthly personnel meeting, Chief Deputy Don Neyland announced that night shift Dispatcher Toniette Brown had been selected as Employee of the Month. Chief Neyland went on to say that the fellow employee who nominated Brown for this award stressed the hard-working ethics and willingness to assist the public and anyone within the agency, itself, on any matter that might come her way.
  • 04-08-19   Lengthy High Speed Chase Ends In Arrest
      An attempted traffic stop by Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Janet Coleman resulted in a lengthy high speed chase when 38 year old Michael Lewis Miller riding what was described as a “crotch rocket” motorcycle attempted to evade law enforcement with 25 year old Amber Lyn Jordon as his passenger.
  • 03-08-19   LCSO Employee of the Month
      Liberty County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Don Neyland proclaimed Patrol Deputy Lucero Castro, at the monthly personnel meeting, as this month’s Employee of the Month. In reading the impressive attributes of Castro from a fellow deputy who recommended her for this honor, it became clear to all attending that it takes a very special personality type to demonstrate these unique qualities on a daily basis and many times under very stressful situations.
  • 03-07-19   QUICK ACTIONS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT NABS BANK ROBBER.
      Quick joint actions by several law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest late Thursday evening of Aaron Gonzales from the LaPorte, Texas area for the robbery of the Texas State Bank in Hull, Texas.
  • 03-06-19   Bank Robbery In Hull, Texas
      At approximately 9:17am on Wednesday morning a lone robbery suspect entered the Texas State Bank on FM 834 in Hull, Texas and handed the teller a note demanding cash. No weapon was displayed to the three people in the bank at that time.
  • 02-20-19   On 2/19/2019 a Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Unit deputy was notified that a stolen, enclosed, white box trailer was northbound on Hwy-59 in the Cleveland, Texas area.
      On 2/19/2019 a Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Unit deputy was notified that a stolen, enclosed, white box trailer was northbound on Hwy-59 in the Cleveland, Texas area. The deputy observed the trailer being towed by a red Chevrolet Van. A traffic stop was made and the driver was identified as Samuel Elbert Barnett, W/M, DOB: 09/19/1978.
  • 02-20-19   On 2/19/2019 a Liberty County Sheriff’s Office deputy received information about the location of Austin Wade Williams, W/M, DOB: 12/17/1988 who was wanted on seven (7) outstanding warrants.
      When the deputy arrived at the residence the defendant attempted to evade arrest. The deputy caught the defendant and placed him in handcuffs. When the deputy conducted a search of the defendant, incident to the arrest, a zipper bag containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine was found in his front pocket.
  • 02-07-19   Officer Safety Info. Don’t Be A Victim.
      The attached photo shows what an automobile can do to the human body and what a human body can do to the vehicle, when it strikes someone traveling at 90 mph. Perhaps an unpleasant scene but it can, and has, happened….
  • 02-06-19   Cpl. Darrell Werner Employee of the Month
      Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader started out the new year with an announcement at the recent monthly agency meeting that for the second time, Cpl. Darrell Werner was selected for the Employee of the Month.
  • 01-29-19   The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received a report of another scam attempt.
      The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received a report of another scam attempt. A person identifying themselves as Jessica Peterson called a Liberty County citizen and requested money to pay back a student loan.
  • 12-06-18   Investigator J.R. McQueen LCSO Employee of the Month.
      Captain Billy Knox with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office announced the Employee of the Month, at last week’s general departmental meeting, to be Investigator James R. McQueen of the Criminal Investigation Division
  • 10-12-18   Employee of the month for October
      On Monday, at the Liberty County Sheriff’s monthly personnel meeting, Chief Deputy Don Neyland announced that Patrol Coordinator Lela Holley had been selected as the Employee of the month for October. As always, this honor goes to a Sheriff’s employee who has demonstrated outstanding qualities and an expertise in his or her work assignment and this month’s selection could not have been more on target.
  • 08-22-18   Man Killed In Industrial Accident
      On Wednesday, August 22nd, at about 12 noon, thirty three year old Matthew Aaron Sellers was struck in the head by logs that were being loaded onto his 18 wheel truck trailer in a wooded area just off CR 2164 in mid-Liberty County. Sellers died as a result of his injuries a short time later.
  • 07-19-18   On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received information that a white, female identified as Kali Baucum, DOB: 12/03/1987 was distributing narcotics from a possible stolen RV.
      Deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit located Baucum in the South Liberty Oilfield. The Criminal Interdiction Unit had recently arrested her for possession around an ounce of Methamphetamine. Baucum is currently on probation in Liberty County due to that arrest. A condition of the probation is that if an officer believes that she is involved in criminal activities a law enforcement officer may conduct a search.

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