During the week of February 24 to March 1, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department has answered 119 Calls for Service and has arrested 14 subjects. There are currently 20 subjects incarcerated in the Douglas County Jail and one being held out of county.
On the evening of Monday, Feb. 29, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding several subjects being at a residence uninvited and a female firing a gun in the area of A Highway and CR410. Deputy Taylor Wallace and Sheriff Degase responded to the area. While in the area Deputy Wallace and Sheriff Degase made contact with a female subject on foot. After further investigation and returning to the initial residence Deputy Wallace made contact with a male subject on foot near the Frye Church. The male subject was found to have methamphetamine, marijuana, and paraphernalia on his person and was booked on a 24-hour hold pending a warrant.
Later that afternoon the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney issued a warrant for Colin Lane, 22, for felony and misdemeanor possession with intent to distribute. Bond was set at $20,000.
Lane is currently incarcerated in the Douglas County Jail.
On March 1, Sheriff Degase and Deputies responded to 181 Highway in Douglas County just south of Cabool for a male subject armed with a rifle and threatening to commit suicide. A dispatcher at Texas County 911 and Sheriff Degase convinced the man, later identified as Israel Speake, to agree to meet Sheriff Degase in the yard to talk. At that time Speake, 43 was taken into custody by Sheriff Degase without incident. Speake was arrested on multiple Cabool PD warrants including: felony Class D DWI, misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended, misdemeanor Class B fail to register motor vehicle, and misdemeanor fail to maintain financial responsibility.
Speak was transported to the Texas County Sheriff’s Department where he is currently incarcerated.
Sheriff Chris Degase