The LCSO is seeking charges on 2 men from recent investigations involving stolen vehicle in Livingston County, 1 for the alleged theft and 1 for hindering prosecution.
A domestic abuse investigation from August which took place in Utica has been completed. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
September 26 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office of an alleged sale or distribution of an E-Cigarette on school property between 2 juveniles. Parent(s) have been contacted and the report is being submitted to the juvenile office while school officials will consider administrative action.
September 27 the LCSO began an investigation of a stolen Chromebook computer. The theft may have happened in Chillicothe or on school property. The matter remains under investigation.
September 27 the LCSO began investigation of reported Trespassing just east of Chillicothe. A land owner was contacted by a neighbor who reported a known 3rd party had pulled up to the property and saw a person exit the vehicle and enter upon the private property. Investigation involved speaking with all persons and formal notification was given of any future trespassing.
September 28 the LCSO completed a Dog Bite incident report when a LCSO employee was attempting to serve Court process at a home. The employee was bitten but not injured. Contact has been made with the animal owner.
September 28 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding alleged improper communication from a young pre-teen juvenile to another young juvenile on school property. Parent(s) are aware of the situation, school officials are taking appropriate action, and the juvenile office explained due to the very young age there will be no juvenile court action. A hotline call was made to the Children’s Division.
September 29 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with our office on an alleged disturbing of the peace with a threat made to another student. The parent, juvenile office and Deputy Lewis met and an interview took place. The report is being submitted to the juvenile office and the school will review for consideration of administrative action.
October 01 the LCSO began an investigation with the Chillicothe Police on a child sex offense where a young juvenile has allegedly been victimized multiple times and an older juvenile suspect has been identified. Juvenile authorities and parent(s) were notified and the suspect was placed in juvenile detention. Investigations continue with assistance from the Chillicothe PD and Juvenile Office.
October 01 the LCSO investigated a Domestic Disturbance northwest of Chillicothe. No arrests were made due to lack of probable cause. Additional information/services were offered.
October 02 the LCSO began an investigation of property damage to a mailbox in the 17000 block of Liv 234. Unknown person used a beer bottle to damage the mailbox.
October 04 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged trespassing, property damage, and attempted burglary at a residence in Utica. Potential suspect(s) have been identified and interviewed. Investigation continues.
October 07 the LCSO began an investigation on juvenile(s) reportedly sending inappropriate images on social media. All parents and juveniles were contacted and spoken with. The juvenile officer has been notified and the situation is resolved at this time.
October 09 the LCSO investigated a report of a Dog Bite to a man working in the area of Liv 210. The victim received treatment at the hospital and the animal owner was contacted. The dog has been confined for quarantine and the report sent to the health department.
The LCSO has completed a lengthy investigation of an on-line scam which allegedly involved a Livingston County resident. The local man allegedly participated by picking up money wired from fraudulent internet sales and keep some money then wiring other funds to people overseas. This has allegedly happened multiple times in Livingston County. The suspect was interviewed and additional evidence was collected. Incident report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charge(s).
MOST WANTED fugitive John Michael Eads, 51, was arrested September 29 by authorities in Kansas City on the Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of an Order of Protection-Adult. Mr. Eads posted bond and was released pending court appearance in Livingston County.
MOST WANTED fugitive David Edward Buesing, 29, was arrested October 02 by Independence Police on 2 Livingston County charges of alleged class A misdemeanor Non-Support violations. The Court requested bond be set at $5,700. Mr. Buesing will be extradited when Independence PD no longer has a hold on the suspect.
MOST WANTED fugitive Tylee A. Wheelbarger, 35, Chillicothe was arrested by MSHP on October 06. Ms. Wheelbarger was arrested on a warrant for alleged Probation Violation on previous conviction for class C felony drug possession violation. Ms. Wheelbarger was transferred to DDCRJ as no bond was permitted by the court.
MOST WANTED fugitive Gregory Allen Johnson, 40, was arrested October 09 by authorities in Indiana on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony DWI-Aggravated Offender. Mr. Johnson will be extradited at the earliest opportunity.
September 26 the LCSO stopped a speeding motorist on U.S. 36 for 92 in a 65. The driver, Darrian Chad Harral, 18, Chillicothe was placed under arrest for the excessive speed and driving without a valid driver’s license. Mr. Harral was processed at the LCSO and issued 2 citations and released pending Court appearance.
October 04 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Beth Ann Johnson, 22, Hamilton when she surrendered to the LCSO after forgetting to pay or appear in Court on a seat belt violation. Ms. Johnson immediately posted bond and was released.
September 27 an excessive speed citation was issued to a Raymore, MO driver for 81 in a 65 on U.S. 36 and Highway D.
September 27 a citation was issued to an Olathe Kansas driver for Failing to Display Plates on a Motor Vehicle. This was on U.S. 36 at the Grand River.
September 29 an excessive speed citation was issued to a New York driver for 81 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 419.
September 29 a citation for failing to register a motor vehicle (expired April 2017 license) to a Lees Summit driver on U.S. 36.
September 29 an excessive speed citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36.
September 29 an excessive speed citation was issued to a Kansas City driver for 90 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Highway C.
October 05 the LCSO issued a speeding citation to a Chillicothe High School Student for 59 in a 35 on Liv 228 near U.S. 65. We receive various complaints on the manner some drive to/from CHS. Deputies and Troopers address this area with enforcement when time permits.
October 8 a deputy issued a Texas man 2 citations being for no driver’s license and excessive speed on U.S. 36 at Liv 403.
October 08 the LCSO and Zaki were called to assist the Chillicothe Police on a fugitive search after the stabbing incident. K-9 Zaki was searching in the general vicinity when the suspect surrendered to CPD officers. It was not determined if the suspect gave up because of the K-9 or due to the number of officers in the area.
The LCSO applied for reimbursement from the State of Missouri for $1,536.15 for extradition costs of returning Michaela Mathews to our custody from the State of Alabama. Most extradition costs of out of state arrests are reimbursed by the state and taxed to the defendant. Ms. Mathews was charged with alleged probation violation on original conviction of class B felony drug violation and an alleged class D felony Delivery or Manufacture Imitation Controlled Substance.
October 02 the LCSO received a check in the amount of $1,391.39 from the State of Missouri POST Commission to be added to the LCSO Law Enforcement Training Fund.
October 10 the LCSO had 13 detainees appear before Presiding Circuit Judge Thomas N. Chapman.
Currently the LCSO has 31 detainees (11 female) in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.
The LCSO has been extremely busy with these and other criminal investigations, assisting other agencies, court requirements, and administrative obligations.
Sheriff Steve Cox
Alfred K. Hyatt Jr. booking photo
October 05 about 6:17 p.m. the LCSO responded to an address in Ludlow regarding a reported felony assault. Investigation shows alleged victim being a mentally disabled man that was at home with the mother’s boyfriend when an argument took place between the 2 men. Allegedly the suspect made a racial slur and the victim punched the suspect. The suspect reportedly then took a pot of boiling water and splashed it on the victim. The victim received at least 2nd degree burns and was transported by ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment and was referred to the KU Burn Center for additional treatment.
The LCSO arrested Alfred K. Hyatt Jr., 57, Ludlow for the alleged 2nd degree assault. Mr. Hyatt was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending formal charge(s) being filed in Livingston County Associate Court.
Sheriff Steve Cox
Reminder that all persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of law.
September 28 about 11:24 p.m. Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter was dispatched to check on a person wearing dark clothing and walking in or near the roadway on Highway C near Dawn. Deputy Leadbetter made contact with the adult male and saw a bag dropped near the suspect. A check of the bag allegedly revealed methamphetamine and methamphetamine drug paraphernalia equipment.
Upon further investigation Deputy Leadbetter arrested Kord Patrick Johnson, 27, Dawn for the alleged drug crimes. Mr. Johnson was turned over to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail and formal charges have since been filed in Livingston County Associate Court on class D felony drug possession.
Mr. Johnson is also on probation/parole with the State of Missouri for convictions of Non-Support and a Drug Conviction. A Probation/Parole warrant has also been issued.
Sheriff Steve Cox
(photo courtesy Stuart Miles and freedigitalphotos.net)
9-20 the LCSO arrested a suspect and found him to be in possession of “Brass Knuckles” during the arrest. The item is prohibited and a report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charge(s).
9-21 the LCSO responded to Utica on a report of a domestic disturbance. The investigation revealed the male did not violate the law but was extremely upset and had left the scene prior to our arrival. The LCSO has attempted to help this couple obtain additional services.
9-23 the LCSO began an investigation of a stolen vehicle from the 21000 block of Liv 365. Investigation is on-going and a potential suspect has been identified.
9-23 early morning hours the LCSO assisted the Carroll County Sheriff and MSHP on a 1 vehicle accident in south east Livingston County where a different stolen vehicle from Hale was recovered. Vehicle was impounded and evidence was collected. A potential suspect has been identified and the investigation is continuing.
9-24 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged Violation of a Protection Order-Adult. The incident report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charge(s) and a subsequent misdemeanor arrest warrant was issued for John Michael Eads, 51. Mr. Eads has not been located at the time of this press release.
9-25 the LCSO assisted the MSHP on a traffic accident investigation on U.S. 36.
9-25 the LCSO continued with investigation on alleged perjury and false declaration case(s). Reports are being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charge(s).
9-25 the LCSO began an investigation of residential burglary. A home in the 6000 block of Liv 416 was unlawfully entered when unoccupied. Photo(s) of the suspects were obtained from game camera(s) which had been positioned near the home. Investigation continues and additional charges are potentially pending.
9-26 the LCSO began an investigation of an abandoned vehicle north of Chillicothe. A pipe commonly used in smoking methamphetamine was observed in the pickup and was seized. The pickup was towed from the scene. Morning of 9-27 the Chillicothe Police took a report of the same vehicle having been stolen from Chillicothe. 9-27 the LCSO continued with the investigation and interviewed the vehicle owner regarding the incident and possible stalking on 9-26, when that person was found to be in possession of alleged methamphetamine. The LCSO arrested Corey David Stottlemyre, 41, Chillicothe for alleged possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine drug paraphernalia. The CPD is continuing with investigation of alleged false report of stolen vehicle. Mr. Stottlemyre was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending filing of formal charge(s).
9-27 the LCSO assisted the MSHP with a 1 vehicle traffic accident on U.S. 36 about 3 miles east of Chillicothe. The driver had lost control of the vehicle and the truck rolled at least one time ejecting all kinds of metal, hundreds of nails, screws, and other objects onto the highway. The truck came to rest south of the roadway and a witness reported a male exited the pickup and took off running. Officers removed a great deal of debris from the road and Gabrielson Towing removed the remainder of the items dangerous to vehicles from the area. The LCSO began a search of the general area and subsequently found a male hiding in a brushy area about 100 yards from the crash. The driver was turned over to the trooper. The driver is currently out on bond for a methamphetamine related charge in another county.
9-27 the LCSO investigated a disturbance on the east side of Chillicothe just east of the city limits. There is an on-going harassment and disturbance issue between a person and neighbor(s) of that property. Investigation continues. Enforcement efforts have taken place prior to this on other alleged incidents.
9-20 the LCSO arrested Virgil Arthur Hurling, 49, Homeless on 3 Livingston County arrest warrants all for Failure to Obey a Judge’s Order on Pay or Appear with original charges being Peace Disturbance with bond of $170.50, Assault 4th degree with $1,029.50 bond, and Trespass-1st degree with bond of $437.50.
9-22 the LCSO and MSHP served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Matthew James Lowe, 36, Wheeling. The warrant was for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Mr. Lowe was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.
Recently an excessive speed citation was issued to an out of state driver for a violation in Chula.
9-25 the LCSO had 15 detainees appear in Livingston County Court.
9-27 about ½ of the LCSO received firearms training and certification on duty weapon, off-duty handgun, rifle, and shotgun use.
The LCSO has remained very busy with criminal and fugitive investigations, Court and Courthouse security, calls for service, assisting other agencies, and assisting motorists.
Recently a MSHP Trooper stopped a 16 year old driver for excessive speed of over 100 M.P.H. in a 45 M.P.H. near Park Lane in Chillicothe. The inexperienced driver had other young passenger(s) in the vehicle. Suspect cited for mandatory appearance in Court in addition to other notifications.
9-26 the LCSO officers received new ballistic vests as part of a required update replacement of which about ½ was paid for through a federal grant. The normal price of these vests is approximately $1,000 each.
Currently the LCSO has 34 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 9 of which are female detainees.
Please call us if you have any information on these or other crimes, LCSO 660-646-0515, Dispatch 660-646-2121, or submit a non-urgent crime tip through our website at www.livcoso.org.
Sheriff Steve Cox
September 14 the LCSO began an investigation of a registered sex offender failing to comply with the requirements of the law. A report will be submitted to Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren for consideration of charges.
September 14 the LCSO received a breaking lead in a burglary and theft investigation from August 2017. That information led to the seizure of stolen property and identification of the suspect(s) allegedly involved. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges and arrest warrants for potentially 3 suspects.
September 15 the LCSO was working a fugitive investigation in Utica and attempted to serve an arrest warrant in the 1000 block of Fellows. The fugitive saw the deputy and knew he was about to be arrested and fled into the home and barricaded the door. Additional enforcement led to the arrest of Samuel Phillip Van Horn, 26, on 2 Livingston County arrest warrants for Failing to Appear in Court and Driving While Suspended/Revoked. Mr. Van Horn was sent to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond. The LCSO is seeking additional charge(s) on Van Horn for fleeing/resisting arrest.
September 15 the LCSO completed an Obstruction of Justice investigation on a Kansas City man for his failure to appear in Court on several traffic offenses including DWI. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of additional charge.
September 16 the LCSO responded to a location in the 1000 block of Fellows in Utica on a domestic disturbance investigation. No arrests were made due to lack of probable cause/cooperation from occupant(s). The people are being referred to counseling due to the frequency and types of disturbances in the home.
September 18 the LCSO completed an Obstruction of Justice investigation on a Utica man for alleged Failing to Appear in Court. A report is being submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of additional charge.
September 17 the LCSO arrested Lori Gail Tyson, 39, Kansas City for alleged Driving While Suspended 2nd Offense and Display Plates of Another Person. Mr. Tyson later posted bond and was released on citations.
Daviess County Sheriff assisted the LCSO in serving a Livingston County arrest warrant on Forrest Patrick Kelley, 63 wanted for alleged class D felony Sex Offender Registration Violation. Bond was originally placed at $15,000 cash with warrant dated September 20, 2017.
September 20 the LCSO served probation/parole arrest warrant on David Lee Kirkpatrick, 59, Chillicothe, for alleged violations. Mr. Kirkpatrick is on probation/parole for conviction of Sex Offender Registration Violation. Mr. Kirkpatrick was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.
September 20 the LCSO served 3 misdemeanor Livingston County arrest warrants on Virgil Hurling, 49, Chillicothe. Mr. Hurling was unable to post required bond and was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending Court appearance.
September 13 the LCSO issued a Chillicothe man a Careless and Imprudent Driving citation in the 1300 block of Washington Street.
September 16 the LCSO issued a Michigan driver a speeding citation for 86 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at D Highway.
September 20 the LCSO issued an Indiana driver a speeding citation for 84 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Grand River.
September 20 the LCSO issued a Colorado driver a speeding citation for 87 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at the Grand River.
September 20 the LCSO issued a speeding citation of a Kansas City driver for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Highway CC.
September 20 the LCSO had 11 detainees from jail appear in Livingston County Associate Circuit Court.
September 22 Livingston County Circuit Court sentenced detainee Jonathan Patrick Patterson to the Missouri Department of Corrections for 7 years on a probation violation on original conviction of class C felony Promoting Sexual Performance By a Child. Mr. Patterson had been a subject of investigation(s) by the LCSO and CPD for alleged probation violation(s).
This week has been very busy with a variety of on-going criminal and fugitive investigations, calls for service, court house security and bailiff duty, and assisting other agencies.
September 21 several members of the LCSO received 4 hours of Firearms Training and Qualifications on handguns, rifles, and shotgun. Additional training is scheduled in the near future for the remainder of the staff.
Currently the LCSO has 38 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 13 of which are female detainees.
Please call us if you have information on these or other crimes, 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121, or submit a non-urgent crime tip through our website at www.livcoso.org
Sheriff Steve Cox
Recently the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office received Court orders to cause the following people be transferred to the Missouri Department of Corrections to serve a sentence or attend a treatment program:
Thomas Gamble, 29, Hale Possession Controlled Substance - 7 years
Sandra Bogle, 38, Chillicothe Probation Violation - Possession Controlled Substance 5 years 120 program.
Sheriff Steve Cox
Chief Deputy Michael Claypole recently attended a law enforcement conference with the following up to date training:
Drunk Driver Crashes
Complete Traffic Stop on Drug and Criminal Interdiction
Traffic Safety Initiatives
Managing Risk Management
Effective Courtroom Testimony
Drive to Survive
Breath Testing Updates
Department of Revenue Legal Updates
Commercial Motor Vehicle Traffic Enforcement Updates
Guard Rail Impact Studies
Chief Deputy Claypole does an excellent job for law enforcement in North Missouri and works very hard for all the citizens in Livingston County. Good job.
Sheriff Steve Cox
September 06 the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) was conducting follow-up on a Methamphetamine and Drug Investigation. LCSO staff subsequently seized a significant quantity of Methamphetamine along with various prescription medications, scales, and other items commonly used in the distribution of controlled substances.
The LCSO has been working with NITRO Federal Task Force and other law enforcement agencies on this investigation. Suspect(s) are currently not in Livingston County but are known to law enforcement and arrest warrants will be applied for in Livingston County Court and possibly Federal Court in the near future. At least one suspect has an extensive criminal history which can make pending charges even more significant.
Additional information will be released when permissible. Very good job by all involved.
Sheriff Steve Cox
(photo courtesy stuart miles and freedigitalphotos.net)
An area resident reported scammers are spoofing their actual number to appear to be his local cell phone number when they call area citizens. The scammers are trying to offer help with student loans in attempt to obtain personal identifications.
These creeps will do and say anything to make someone a victim of identity theft and to steal your money and credit. If you get such a call simply hang up and do not give out information.
Be informed, be wise, and be safe.
Sheriff Steve Cox