Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports that for the week of May 9-15, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 312 911 calls, answered 166 requests for service, dispatched 122 fire and FMS runs, took 34 offense reports and investigated one traffic crash.
On May 10 at 12:58 a.m. the sheriff’s office received a 911 call from a residence on SR 136 where two females were involved in an active fight. Deputies arrived on scenr to find one of the combatants had already left in a vehicle headed northbound. A description of the vehicle was given to officers from the Hillsboro Police Department, who located an stopped the suspect at a business on South High Street. Shannon D. Hendricks, 40, of Hillsboro, was arrested and charged with one count of domestic violence.
Deputies were dispatched to a Rohinhood Lane residence at 1:51 a.m. on May 12 to investigate a report of domestic violence between a father and son. Only one of the men were still at the residence when law enforcement arrived. He informed deputies that no assault occurred and that no charges were necessary.
The sheriff’s office received several calls from citizens on Sunset Lane at Rocky Fork Lake reporting their neighbors were outside arguing. The first call came at 2:30 p.m. when a witness decided a deputy was necessary to prevent the situation from escalating. The dispute over the placement of a mailbox was quickly settled without incident once a deputy arrived. No report was necessary and no charges were filed.
A resident of the 1000 block of SR 753 called 911 at 12:04 a.m. on May 15 about an unknown male subject pounding on her door and making threats of physical harm. Deputies were immediately dispatched to the scene to investigate. At 12:05 a.m. a second 911 call came in from another resident in the same area reporting a male subject with a knife. When deputies arrived they observed a male subject flee on foot behind several houses. A K-9 from th Hillsboro Police Department was summoned to begin a track for the suspect. A search of the area eventually led to Cory E. Rhoades, 30, of Leesburg, being apprehended during a traffic stop as he was fleeing the area in a vehicle.