Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Feb. 15-21, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 363 911 calls, answered 182 requests for service, dispatched 109 fire and EMS runs, took 21 offense reports and investigated nine traffic crashes.
At 12:48 a.m. on Feb. 18 the sheriff’s office received a call from Sugar Street in Sinking Spring in reference to a domestic violence incident. The female caller reported to a dispatcher that she had been assaulted by her husband. Deputies responded to the residence where a male suspect was taken into custody. Eric Fields of Sinking Spring was transported to the Highland County Justice Center on charges Of domestic violence and disrupting public services.
On Feb. 19 at 9:56 a.m. a citizen on North Gath Road called the sheriff’s office to report an assault. A deputy was dispatched to the scene to meet with the victim and begin an investigation. The suspect was not present when law enforcement arrived, but sufficient evidence existed for arrest warrants to be filed for assault, criminal damaging and menacing.
A deputy was dispatched to the 4000 block of SR 138 at 7:19 p.m. on Feb. 20 after receiving a report that the property had been vandalized while the homeowner was away. Damage was discovered at the residence so an offense report was taken.
The sheriff’s office received a 911 call at 12:22 a.m. on Feb. 21 from a citizen on Long John Silver Trail reporting a female was on his front porch asking for help whife bleeding profusely from a head wound. Sheriff’s deputies and Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District personnel were immediately dispatched to the scene while additional information was gathered from the caller. The victim alleged to have been injured during a domestic altercation at her residence on Golden Doubloon Lane. She was transported to Highland District Hospital while deputies took the suspect, Gary L. Sorrells, 54, into custody for one count of domestic violence.