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Newton County Sheriff Report and press release

May 6, 2024

Released by:  Sheriff Robert Burby 

On Monday, May 6, 2024, we were contacted by a Jasper Newton Electric Cooperative

employee who reported that a Skid Steer, Mulcher, a large battery from a big trimming rig

along with one pair of channel locks, and a rubber hammer were all stolen. This equipment

was parked on FM 2939 approximately three miles from State Hwy 87. This equipment was

parked at this location on May 1, 2024, they parked two skid steers and one big trimming rig

on a high line on FM 2939 to be used on May 6, 2024. The Deputy who took this report saw

this equipment parked at this location on May 2, 2024.

The following items are reported stolen:

1. 2020 Diamond Mulcher black in color Model #FDS072-C Serial #28435 valued at


2. 2022 Caterpillar Skid Seer yellow in color Model #299D3 Serial #BX904161 valued


3. Big battery from big trimming rig Valued at $300.00

4. One pair channel lock valued at $10.00.

5. One rubber hammer valued at $10.00.

This heavy equipment theft is likely to show up on social media and buyers websites.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Newton County

Sheriff’s Office at (409)379-3636.

Calls To Service (April 29, 2024, to May 5, 2024):  The Newton County Sheriff’s Office

(NCSO) answered 59 calls to service.

Jail Transports: NCSO had 5 jail transports;

2 from JCSO to Holliday Unit, 1 from NCSO to Montgomery County, 2 from NCSO to


Jail Population:   We currently have 25 inmates in the following jails;

12 housed in Newton, 5 housed in Beauregard, and 7 housed in Jasper, 1 at mental facility on


The following individuals were booked into the County Jail:

Burr,Stephen Phillip 04/29/24 F3 Parole Violation (Assault F/V)

Dean,Cara Jacqueline Slaydon 04/29/24 MB Theft Prop >=$100<$750

Martin, Hunter Douglas 04/30/24 MB FTA/ Poss Marij (Montgomery


Mobley,CJ 05/03/24 ** ISF Hold

Stouffer,Chanell Lynn 05/03/24 ** Hold for Bowie Co

Huff,Jeffrey Ray Jr 05/05/24 FS Evading Arrest Detention W/Veh

Or Watercraft

The following calls and reports were received by NCSO: 

Bon Wier: Traffic Hazard, Alarm, Officer Assist, Welfare Concern, Disturbance, Theft

Deweyville: Officer Assist, Alarm, Theft, Trespassing x 2, Fraud x 2, Disturbance x 2,

Suspicious Activity, Extra Patrol, Property Damage Accident

Newton (Unincorporated Limits): Alarm x 2, Reckless Driving x 2, Suspicious Activity x

2, Civil Matter, Trespassing, Officer Assist x 2, Harassment

Burkeville: Officer Assist, 4-Wheeler Call, Officer Assist

Toledo Bend: Civil Matter

Call: Officer Assist x 2, Disturbance, Cruelty to Animals

Trout Creek: Suspicious Activity x 2, Disturbance, Officer Assist

Kirbyville: Suspicious Activity x 2

Jamestown: Animal Nuisance

Wiergate: Welfare Concern, Alarm x 2, Cruelty to Animals

Bleakwood: Accident, Theft, Trespassing, Extra Patrol, Harassment

Liberty: Theft, Welfare Concern

Pine Grove: 4-Wheeler Call


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