Freestone County Sheriff's Office

Thu
24
Jan

Jail Administrator placed on leave

Freestone County’s jail administrator has been placed on leave after an HR assessment found she is not licensed as a jailer, Sheriff Jeremy Shipley announced at last week’s commissioner’s meeting. Sheena Wimberly has been the jail administrator since Dec. 3, 2017. She is the third administrator since Shipley took office.

“It was an oversight on my part because TCOLE said I could designate anybody as a jail administrator,” Shipley explained.

“She didn’t work in the jail so I didn’t realize she had to have a jailer license.”

Wed
09
Jan

Emergency response agreement tabled

After Pct. 4 Commissioner Clyde Ridge voiced his concerns over an interlocal agreement, commissioners chose to table the item placed on the agenda by Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley during the first meeting of the year Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Groesbeck Police Department and Mexia Police Department have formed an Emergency Response Tactical Team and invited FCSO and several other agencies to join. The agreement is for assistance in the event of a large scale emergency.

“It could provide the necessary manpower to successfully handle an issue without depleting our own staff and allowing us to continue to handle our regular duties,” said Shipley.

Wed
09
Jan

Allen, Enforcer Education donates trauma kits

The Freestone County Sheriff's Office, Freestone and Limestone County DPS officers, and Freestone and Limestone County Game Wardens will be well-equipped into the new year with new trauma kits donated courtesy of Enforcer Educational Services with Kasey Allen and Tara Feltgen Wednesday, Jan. 2 at the Freestone County Courthouse.

Allen, with Enforcer Educational Services, will also work in the near future to make sure the Limestone County Sheriff's Department will receive these trauma kits also.

Wed
14
Nov

Sheriff Sessions' book on sale Dec. 1

Pictured with the hardbound book, Freestone County Past and Present, are Museum Board President Linda Mullen and Peggy Sessions.
Courtesy photo

Freestone County Historical Museum proudly announces the publication of former Sheriff J. R. “Sonny” Sessions, Jr’s book, Freestone Past and Present. The book was compiled by Museum Board President Linda Mullen. Book sales officially open Saturday, Dec. 1, at the museum with a book signing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot cocoa and Christmas cookies will be served while you wait. On hand for signatures will be Linda Mullen, transcriber Eric Wood, and possibly Peggy Sessions. Admission is free for the day. Freestone Past and Present contains seven and a half years of Sonny Sessions’ weekly historical newspaper columns written after he retired from office in 2003 until just before his death in 2010. Eric Wood, of the Freestone County Archives website, transcribed the majority of the articles, as Sonny had previously given permission to Eric to post them on the website.

Thu
08
Nov

Police seek bank robbery suspect

Police are currently searching for this man who allegedly robbed the Donie Bank Monday morning.

On Monday, Nov. 5, at approximately 10:04 a.m., an armed robbery occurred at the Donie Bank, 235 Main St. in Donie. The suspect was described as a white male of unknown age, wearing a fake beard and wig (black in color) dark sunglasses, and a baseball cap. The suspect was wearing a gray sweatshirt/Hoodie that bore the lettering "Maine East Athletic Dept" that was displayed in blue or purple lettering. The suspect brandished a long barreled blued steel revolver. The suspect fled the scene in a gray or silver 4-door passenger car that appeared to

 

Thu
20
Sep

Teague man arrested for possession

David Glover

Fifty-eight year-old Teague resident David Jose Glover was caught riding dirty early Sunday morning at approximately 1:27 a.m. Teague Police Officer, Jason Morgan, performed a routine stop as Glover was riding a bicycle without a headlamp. "In the city limits, it is required that a rider has to have a headlamp on any mode of transportation after dark," Teague Police Chief DeWayne Philpott said. After witnessing the rider without a headlamp, the individual then proceeded to disregard a stop sign on 4th Avenue and Main Street.

Wed
05
Sep

Calpine donates to FCSO

Calpine Corporation donated $2,000 to Freestone County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Aug. 29, which Sheriff Jeremy Shipley says the department will use to buy two Tasers. “We have a couple of officers trained,” said Shipley. “We’ll be for sure buying two for those individuals.” Shipley said he would like to have four to six because “it’s important to have another non-lethal option.” Pictured from left are Deputy Devin Mowry, Calpine Plant Manager Ty Pate, Calpine Business Manager John Taylor, and Sheriff Jeremy Shipley.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
29
Aug

2 arrested in pot operation

Two individuals were arrested in Kirvin after officers discovered a marijuana growth operation while following up on an alleged threat report.

Freestone County Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Willis arrested 68-year-old Richard Burton Reichert and his wife, Terri Lynn Reichert, 57, at their home in Kirvin on FM 80 North Saturday, Aug. 25.

Deputies allegedly found an active marijuana

 

Wed
15
Aug

Oilfield thefts end in arrest

Michael Allison

After a four month investigation, a Freestone County man has been arrested for oilfield thefts. Reports show that Michael Allen Allison, 47, was arrested by Freestone County Deputy John Steele at Limestone County Jail on Thursday, Aug. 2.

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Wed
18
Jul

Three arrested in drug bust

Joe Lane

The Freestone County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) and Teague Police Department joined Friday, July 13, to apprehend a subject, in Teague, with a warrant. Upon arrival at the residence, FCSO Deputies Lt. Robert Willis and Mike Darby, spoke with two male subjects, John Crundwell, 39, and Joe Lane, 47, of Teague. Lane is the homeowner of record. 

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