Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Feb. 8-14, the Highland County Sheriffs Office received 344 911 calls, answered 166 requests for service, dispatched 124 fire and EMS runs, took 24 offense reports and investigated eight traffic crashes.
At 10:35 p.m. on Feb. 9, a 911 call was transferred from Brown County to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office reporting a domestic violence situation. Deputies were dispatched to a Mowrystown residence where they spoke with a female who had been assaulted. The male suspect had already fled the scene by the time deputies arrived. However, he was located a short time later and taken into custody following a traffic stop along SR 321. Domestic violence charges were filed on Levi D. Becknell and Nikkiah Turkelson. Both were transported to the Highland County Justice Center.
A citizen came to the Justice Center at 5:20 p.m. on Feb. 10 to speak with a deputy about a family member stealing and selling property from her home. An incident report was taken.
A Browning Road resident called the sheriff’s office at 10:59 p.m. on Feb. 11 to report an unknown suspect had just tried to gain entry to her residence by kicking in the front door. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. Deputies investigated this incident.
A Petersburg Road resident called the sheriff’s office at 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 14 after several suspects in a sliver SUV tried to break into an outbuilding. The property owner was able to chase the suspects away. They fled the scene eastbound. Anyone with information about this incident or any other crime is encouraged to call the Highland County Sheriff’s Office at 937-393-1421 or the Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line at 937-840-6243.