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  • 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 www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  • 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
  • 05-31-15   Rescue Cattle Drive in Liberty County
      What looked like a scene taken from an 1800’s era Texas Cattle Drive actually took place in Liberty County today in an effort to save approximately 500 cattle stranded on an “island” just west of the ever rising flood waters of the Trinity River. Land owner Mr. Pat Henscey of the “Liberty Bell Ranch”, located off Hwy. 90 between the City of Dayton and the City of Liberty, mounted his resources of cowboys, air boat owners and many volunteers in a concerned effort to save his cattle from the flood waters. During the past week of heavy rains both locally and to the north of Liberty County, the Trinity River continues to rise and in doing so, trapped the cattle on a high piece of land that was shrinking in size due to the rising water. It became evident to the owner that he would have to mount a rescue attempt for his cattle in order to save any of them.
  • 05-31-15   Shooting, Liberty County
      A Cleveland area resident, Guy Robert Woods in his early 30’s was shot in the left side of his stomach by an unknown subject while Mr. Woods was traveling up the flooded Trinity River in his boat from the Hwy. 105 bridge in mid-Liberty County at approximately 3:15 pm this evening. Liberty County Deputy Sheriff Darrell Werner reported that Mr. Woods and two friends had been boating on the Trinity River and after a trip down the river he let his two friends off under the Hwy. 105 bridge while he continued on up river alone.
  • 05-28-15   Latest update from LCOEM regarding flooding conditions on Trinity River, Liberty County
      Please find attached the latest update from Liberty County Emergency Management Coordinator Mr. Tom Branch regarding the flooding conditions of the Trinity River. For more detailed and accurate information, I would suggest you call Coordinator Branch at his listed number below.
  • 05-19-15   Sexual Assault
      An apparent “scam” internet business resulted in the sexual assault of a 19 year old north Liberty County woman in the early evening hours of Saturday, May 16th. At approximately 10:pm, the Sheriff’s Office was called by the parents of the victim who had initially gone to the Cleveland Police Department to report this offense. Deputy Stephanie Walden interviewed the victim who bore scratch marks and bruises and was very distraught over her terrible ordeal of which she described as being raped by two unknown men at an unconfirmed location off FM 787.
  • 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.

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