Daily Crime Brief, January 28, 2019

On Friday January 25, at approximately 3:38 am, Sergeant Cole McGarry and Deputy Caleb Myers responded to the 2300 block of Vaughn road in reference to a Medical Call.  Upon arrival, a 74-year-old male was pronounced deceased of natural causes.

On Friday January 25, at approximately 12:56 am, Deputy Brett Brasher made a traffic stop at the intersection of Central Frwy. and Maurine Street.  The 37-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear and was issued a citation for speeding.

On Friday January 25, at approximately 3:30 pm, Deputy Ivan Galarza made a traffic stop in the 4500 block of Barnett Road.  The 38-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with three outstanding warrants for Criminal Trespass, No Drivers License in Possession and Use of a Cell Phone where Prohibited.  He was issued citations for Passing a School Bus and Driving Wile License Invalid.

On Friday January 25, at approximately 4:13 pm, Deputy Eric Jerrols made a traffic stop at the intersection of F.M. 369 and F.M. 367.  The 34-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Expired Motor Vehicle Registration.  The driver was also issued a citation for Displaying Expired Registration.

On Friday January 25, at approximately 5:50 pm, Deputy Jason Vandygriff and Deputy Hunter McCain responded to the 3800 block of F.M. 368 in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that there had been a verbal disturbance prior to Deputies arrival.

On Friday January 25, at approximately 1:04 pm, Deputy Josh McGuinn responded to F.M. 171 between McKinley Road and F.M. 1740 to look for a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was located in the 2000 block of F.M. 171.  A 32-year-old male and a 29-year-old female were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

On Saturday January 26, at approximately 9:20 pm, Deputy Eric Jerrols made a traffic stop in the 2600 block of Kemp Blvd.  The 36-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Saturday January 26, at approximately 1:48 am, Sergeant Cole McGarry responded to the 11000 block of McFall in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that there had been a verbal disturbance at the residence prior to Deputies arrival.

On Saturday January 26, at approximately 12:03 am, Deputy Brett Brasher made a traffic stop at the intersection of I-44 and East Road.  The 41-year-old male driver and a 36-year-old male passenger 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 four hundred grams.

On Saturday January 26, at approximately 10:05 am, Sergeant Sergio Teruel, Deputy Josh McGuinn, Deputy J.T. Mitchell and Deputy Matthew Schenck responded to the 1900 block of Taylor to serve an arrest warrant.  Upon arrival, a 20-year-old female was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 under one gram in a Drug Free Zone and two outstanding warrants for two counts of Violation of Probation-Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 under one gram.

On Saturday January 26, at approximately 1:26 am, Deputy Christopher Bashford and Deputy Aaron Perkins responded to the 11000 block of McFall Road in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that there had been a verbal disturbance at the residence prior to Deputies arrival.

On Saturday January 26, at approximately 4:10 pm, Deputy Hunter Deason made a traffic stop at the intersection of Southwest Parkway and Homeward.  The vehicle was impounded after the 25-year-old female driver was found not to possess a valid Drivers License or Financial Responsibility.

On Sunday January 27, at approximately 2:58 pm, Deputy Amada Price made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Hammon Road.  A 23-year-old male passenger was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 and Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Sunday January 27, at approximately 5:38 pm, Deputy J.J. Hernandez made a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Ridgeway.  The 37-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with five outstanding warrants for two counts No Driver License in Possession, Unauthorized Glass Coating Material, Driving While License Invalid and Occupant over 15 Unsecured by Seat Belt.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254. 

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

March 8, 2016 Jail Update

If you have a family member, friend, or client currently incarcerated in the Wichita County Jail, please call the Sheriff’s Office (766-8170) before showing up for visitation. Several inmates have been moved to nearby counties due to the closure of housing areas. These housing areas are likely to remain closed until the chances for rain pass this weekend.

Due to the increased attention on issues facing in the Wichita County Jail, and in light of the above, this short video taken today is a sample of another difficulty the county faces in housing prisoners in the Wichita County Jail Annex.

November 19, 2014

On Tuesday November 18, at approximately 3:15 am, Lieutenant Patrick McFerrin and Deputy Gabriel Villarreal responded to the 1900 block of FM 368 North in reference to a structure fire.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

On Tuesday November 18, at approximately 7:21pm, Deputy Jeff Penney responded to the 6500 block of Hwy. 258 in reference to a Fraud.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) attempted to remove funds from three of her bank accounts.

On Tuesday November 18, at approximately 12:30 pm, Deputy Lee Crossman responded to the 8000 block of Tica Road in reference to an Identity Theft.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) filed a taxed return using her identification without her consent.

On Tuesday November 18, at approximately 7:38 pm, Deputy Roy Biter responded to the 7400 block of Central Frwy. in reference to a Criminal Mischief.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) damaged two tires on his vehicle.

On Tuesday November 18, at approximately 4:19 pm, Deputy John Warner and Deputy Brian Koschak  made a traffic stop on U.S. 287 near the weigh station.  The 24-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with five outstanding warrants for two counts of No Current Vaccinations for Animal, two counts of Fail to Obtain Dog/Cat City License and Fail to Remove Weeds over nine inches.

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

WCSO Now Hiring Detention Officers

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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring for Detention Officers. This position involves maintaining the safe and secure care, custody, and control of incarcerated adult male and female inmates. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 940-716-8678.

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the best and brightest individuals.  Those who have the aptitude and sense of commitment, those who want to help their community, and those who want to make a difference. The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office’s goal is to provide the highest level of professional public service to the wide range of ethnic and culturally diverse groups that make up Wichita County.

A Career with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office offers; challenge, excitement, teamwork and job satisfaction, opportunities for special assignments, and career development, opportunities for promotion, and competitive salary and benefits.

Requirements

As a minimum, applicants with the Sheriff’s Office must meet the following requirements:

Age: 18 years of age (21 for Field Deputy)

Citizenship: U.S. citizen or a Naturalized citizen.  Civilian applicants must be able to show proof of residency or a work visa.

Education: A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required (For Field Deputies must hold valid Texas Peace Officer’s License.)

Criminal History: In general, no record of conviction for any offense above the grade of Class B Misdemeanor, no convictions for Class B Misdemeanor within the preceding 10 years, must not have ever been on probation for any offense above the grade of Class B Misdemeanor.

Valid Driver’s License: Field Deputies and Detention Officers are required to maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License.

Hiring Process

Each applicant seeking employment with the Sheriff’s Office must successfully complete a multi-step hiring process as outlined below.

Steps in Hiring Process

  • Complete application packet
  • Complete minimum qualification Review
  • Pass a Reading Comprehension Exam
  • Interview with oral review board
  • Pass extensive background investigation
  • Placement on eligibility list
  • Offer of employment made as appropriate position becomes available.  Offer is conditional upon the successful completion of:
    • Medical examination
    • Psychological examination
    • Drug Screening
    • Strength Test

If the steps listed above are completed successfully and the position is offered is accepted, the applicant will receive a starting date and complete in-processing.

Applicants MUST successfully complete each step to progress to the next step in the hiring process.