Sheriff’s Posse Holding Fundraiser for Officer in Need

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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Posse would like to invite you to a benefit lunch.  The event will be held on Thursday March 30 on the front lawn at Wichita County Court House located at 900 7th Street.  The event will run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks available.  This event is to help out one of our own public servants.  John Little is an investigator with the Wichita County District Attorney’s Office and is currently battling cancer and is in great need of financial assistance.

Please help us help one of our own.  If you would like to donate to this event please contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 940-716-8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 940-716-8678.

Again, join us on Thursday, March 30 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the front lawn at the Wichita County Courthouse for some great food and fellowship.

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Changes to Jail Visitation Hours

The Wichita County Jail will be changing visitation hours on January 30, 2017. Effective that date, both jail facilities will offer visitation from 8 AM until 8 PM. Sign-up for visitation will end at 7:00 PM.

  • Last names starting with A through L visitation is on Tuesday.
  • Last names starting with M through Z visitation is on Wednesday.
  • Inmates in Solitary or on Keep Separate List visitation is on Thursday.

There will be NO VISITATION on January 30th, 2017. The first visitation period under the new policy will be on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

New Visitation Hours for Wichita County Detention Center

The Wichita County Detention Center has changed the visitation schedule and the hours it will be open for visits.  The new visitation schedule is 8 am to 8 pm. This 12 hour window creates more opportunity for family members to come and visit on the inmate’s assigned day.  The same rules apply to each visit in regards to time limit, required identification, and number of visits. This change only effects when the inmates may receive visits.  The new schedule becomes effective January 31, 2017.  This will give families enough time to plan for the change.

The new schedule is as follows:

Names A-L on Tuesdays 8am-8pm

Names M-Z on Wednesday 8am-8pm

Solitary and Keep Separate Inmates on Thursday 8am-8pm

If you have any questions about the new schedule please call the Sheriff’s Office at 940-766-8170.

Drug Busts Continue on Hwy 287

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On Thursday January 5, at approximately 4:10 pm, an Interdiction Deputy made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Midway Church Road.  The 33-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four grams under four hundred grams, Unlawful Carrying of Weapon and Possession of Marijuana over five pounds under fifty pounds.  Eight pounds of Marijuana and twenty grams of Hash Oil were seized.

Deputy Makes Large Meth Bust on Traffic Stop

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On Wednesday January 4, at approximately 1:25 am, Deputy Amanda Price made a traffic stop at the intersection of Polk and 10th Streets.  The 33-year-old female driver, Sara Marie Green and a 38-year-old male passenger, Donald Ray Flickinger, were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over four grams under two hundred grams.  The driver was also charged with an outstanding warrant for Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 1 under one gram.  16.8 grams of Methamphetamine and $399.05 in currency was seized.

Scam Alert in Wichita County

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Beware of a scam alert in Wichita Falls and surrounding areas.  A phone scam has been attempted by a person calling informing people they have missed a jury duty appearance or they have an arrest warrant with fines ranging from $500 to $949 is required as payment.  The

Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is NOT making these calls.  We want to inform citizens that no fine would be levied for a missed court appearance and arrest warrants are not presented in this manner.  If an individual is required to make payments ordered by a court, the payments are collected by our warrants and collections division at the courthouse.  In no way would the Sheriff’s Office or any court require money to be sent over the phone via Green Dot debit cards for payment. If you are contacted by this party, Do Not Give them any personal information or make Any type of transaction with them.

Two More Bite the Dust on the Highway

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On Wednesday December 7, at approximately 12:39 pm, Deputy Justin Mitchell made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Johnson Road. The 49-year-old male was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana over five pounds under fifty pounds. 37 pounds of Marijuana was seized.

Also, on Wednesday December 7, at approximately 4:18 pm, Deputy Justin Mitchell made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Business U.S. 287. The 20-year-old male driver and two 20-year-old male passengers were placed under arrest. They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Money Laundering over $2,500.00 under $30,000.00 and Possession of Marijuana under two ounces. $29,571.00 in currency and four grams of Marijuana was seized.