October 10, 2013    **Kent County Sheriff's Office Recommends Online System**

The Kent County Sheriff's Office encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable and invaluable personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables. Should those items ever be stolen having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property.

The ReportIt service is part of LeadsOnline, the online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. The Kent County Sheriff's Office uses LeadsOnline to help track and recover stolen property, everything from jewelry to sporting equipment, electronics, computers, cameras, collectibles, and other items of invaluable personal worth. The system allows officers to search for the items using a variety of parameters, including item descriptions and serial numbers. When an item is sold to a pawn or secondhand shop, the product information is entered in the LeadsOnline database and is immediately viewable by participating law enforcement agencies across the country.

Citizens can store an unlimited number of serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so items may be more easily identified in the event of theft. This record may also come in handy when filing claims with insurance providers in the event of loss. Citizens wanting to participate in ReportIt can register for the free service at and begin building their personal property inventory list.


May 24, 2013    **Storms Damage the City of Jayton & the Community of Girard**

Stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available. Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Management personnel on scene. Arrangements are being made for food and water to be delivered to the citizens. AEP is working tiredlessly in attempt to restore power to the citizens.

May 18, 2013    **Barricaded Subject Arrested**

On May 17, 2013, officers with the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife began a search for a suspect who was wanted out of Kent County on an Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child warrant.

At approximately 11:00 PM officers located the suspect who had barricaded himself inside a residence located in the northern portion of the county. Officers set up a perimeter and attempted negotiations with the suspect who was armed with a shotgun.

On May 18, 2013 at approximately 3:15 PM, the suspect surrendered to the Texas Department of Public Safety Region 5 Special Response Team without incident. The suspect was processed and later transported to the Garza County jail. Bond was set at $500,000.00.

The Kent County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Texas Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol, the Texas Department of Public Safety - Aviation Unit, the Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Rangers, Co. C, the Texas Department of Public Safety - Region 5 Special Response Team, the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, the Abilene Police Department and the Garza County Emergency Mangement Office for their assistance to resolve this situation.

 May 16, 2013    **Emergency Management Warning Siren Test Schedule**

The Kent County Emergency Management Office has released a schedule to test the outdoor warning siren. Please check the schedule here.

 April 17, 2013    **Daniel Delarosa Guerrero Pleads Guilty**

On April 17, 2013, Daniel Guerrero plead guility to the charge of Theft Property >= $1500 < $20k in the 39th District Court and was sentenced to 14 months in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - State Jail Division.

 March 13, 2013    ** The Kent County Sheriff's Office is now taking applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Contact Sheriff William Scogin for an application or download the general application and Personal History Statement. Applicants need not be a certified to apply but preference will be given to those who are currently licensed by TCLEOSE. **APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED**

March 5, 2013    **Currently there is no Burn Ban activated for Kent County**