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Thieves strike Cresson; copper stolen from city

August 2, 2014

Cooper wire continues to be a popular item with thieves.

One of the latest instances occurred last weekend when the city of Cresson suffered equipment losses and damages worth $40,000.

Cresson Mayor Bob Cornett said the incident, which also affected a cell phone tower base within the same fenced-in work yard next to City Hall, appeared to have been executed by skilled thieves.

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Sheriff: Four arrested at underage party

August 2, 2014

Two men and two women were arrested Sunday in Indian Harbor as an underage alcohol party was winding down, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

The four, ages 18 to 20, were arrested in the 4200 block of Cortez Court.

They were charged with a misdemeanor count, minor in consumption of alcohol.

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Copper stolen from two businesses

July 26, 2014

Depriving someone of air-conditioning in this sweltering summer heat surely qualifies as a capital offense.

Granbury police are investigating the rooftop theft of copper pipe that was part of the air-conditioning for Bealls and Staples in the 300 block of Highway 377 East.

Both businesses had their air-conditioning systems back in working order by Thursday.

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Authorities: Man with machete threatens family members

July 26, 2014

A man who made threats while holding a machete Tuesday was arrested.

The man allegedly became upset over a light being turned on at his home in the Oak Hills subdivision, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Sterling Gene Eakin, 64, “was brandishing a machete and threatening family members,” Rose stated.

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Felony Arrests

July 26, 2014

Five felony arrests were made between July 17 and July 23.

Suspects were arrested here, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

  • Michael Walker Crouch, 48, Arrowhead Circle, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.
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    Theft of watercraft is Crime of Week

    July 26, 2014

    The theft of two personal watercraft and a trailer is this week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.

    Sometime between May 23 and May 30, someone made entry into private property in the 4000 block of Rhea Road east of Granbury and stole a Yamaha FX Cruiser 7725 WaveRunner along with a Sea-Doo RXT-X 13760.

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    Brother, sister arrested too

    July 12, 2014

    Sheriff’s Office deputies went to the 1500 block of Hayloft Lane in Misty Meadows near Emma Roberson Elementary School Monday morning to serve a parole warrant on Cory Ray Molder, 32, of Granbury.

    During the contact Shawncey Gail Molder, 33, was arrested and charged with hindering apprehension of a known felon (felony – bond $10,000) for allegedly hiding her brother Cory from law enforcement.

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    Felony Arrests

    July 12, 2014

    Seven felony arrests were made between July 3-8. Suspects were arrested here, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

  • Brooke Allison Culberhouse, 21, Saddleview Court, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.
  • Terry Jason King, 38, Euless, assault with bodily injury, family violence enhanced with previous conviction.
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    Growing business?

    July 9, 2014
    Growing business?

    Sheriff Roger Deeds displays some of the 32 marijuana plants 29-year-old Chase Leon Grubbs, of the 4000 block of Country Meadows Circle northeast of Granbury, is accused of growing inside his residence, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose. Grubbs, who also had about 6.5 ounces of loose marijuana, was arrested and charged with a felony count of possession of marijuana, over 4 ounces/less than 5 pounds, Rose noted.

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    Grand Jury Indictments

    July 9, 2014

    The Hood County July grand jury returned 18 indictments on July 2. Indictments do not indicate guilt or innocence. They are considered formal charges.

    They were:

  • Jeffery Lee Barnett, 41, Plaza Drive, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.
  • Cecil William Bason, 52, Venus Drive, Granbury, possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces/less than 5 pounds.
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