by Sheriff Jeremy Shipley

We are asking our citizens to please be aware of children playing with your cell phones or having old cell phones. Some of the old cell phones can still dial 9-1-1 even without phone service. Our office received more than 20 calls today on Emergency 9-1-1 that were found to be young children having access to cell phones. Our Dispatchers are constantly handling calls and reports that can be life and death situations for those on the other end of the line and the seconds spent tending to multiple, unnecessary, accidental calls on the Emergency line can cost us valuable seconds.

We appreciate your assistance in helping us serve and protect you with greater efficiency.

Freestone County Deputies Lt. Willis and Deputy Darby were able to remove 4 grams of Meth and assorted prescription drugs from the street Saturday night. The arrested subject was apprehended just East of Fairfield on Hwy 84 and is charged with Manufacturing/Delivery Controlled Substance PG 1 > 1 gram < 4 grams and Possession of Controlled Substance PG 3 < 28 grams. Good work Deputies. Freestone County was under a Tornado Watch until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. There was confirmed Baseball and Golf Ball size hail in our county. As of Sunday afternoon, there were trees being reported across roads and lying in roadways. These locations are as follows: CR 261 off of Hwy 84, CR 300 off of FM489, Hwy 75 (being removed), FM 1580 @ CR 494, FM 489 @ community center, and FM1366. These locations are being cleared at this time or will be soon. The West bound service road prior to FM 833 is flooded at the creek. Please find an alternate route.