February 15 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding a misdemeanor assault which reportedly happened on school property. All persons were interviewed and parents are aware of the situation. School officials have taken administrative action and the report is being submitted.
February 16 the LCSO began an investigation of theft of contents from a parked vehicle at a business in Chula on February 14. Victim reported leaving vehicle unlocked and keys in the ignition prior to entering the establishment. Upon leaving discovered items missing including the keys, new Stihl MS 251 Chainsaw with 18” bar, Dewalt bag with Dewalt 20v cordless drill, 20 volt Dewalt cordless impact driver, two 20 volt Dewalt batteries and chargers, Stanley 100’ tape measure, and drill bits. Investigation continues.
February 16 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding an alleged violation of compulsory school attendance by a parent. Information was submitted to the prosecutor for consideration of charges.
The chase of a stolen vehicle from Saline County which ended up in Livingston County on February 17 resulted in arrest. Additional investigation is clearing a stolen vehicle from St. Charles Missouri which was abandoned in Columbia and a stolen vehicle in Columbia which was abandoned in Marshall prior to the Marshall vehicle being stolen.
February 19 a deputy stopped a vehicle for following another vehicle too close on U.S. 65. The driver was identified from Salisbury and was issued citation for Following Too Close. Further investigation led to the search of the vehicle and seizure of less than 10 grams of marijuana and of possible prescription controlled substance not in original form and syringe used for injecting drug(s). Additional information collected and potential criminal charges will be sought pending analysis from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab.
February 16 the LCSO arrested Dakota Lee Hatfield, 25, Chillicothe after he surrendered to the LCSO on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony of Property Damage-1st degree. Mr. Hatfield was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.
February 17 a deputy stopped a Chillicothe driver for alleged failing to signal/gave improper signal at a location in Chillicothe. The drive, Loutinia Lee Owens, 45, Chillicothe was also alleged to have a suspended/revoked driver’s license and was arrested for the violations. Ms. Owens was processed at the LCSO and released on summons.
February 17 a deputy stopped a vehicle on U.S. 36 at Liv 425 for excessive speed of 85 in a 65 and arrested Latosha Marie Hatheway, 29, St. Joseph for the alleged excessive speed and driving while suspended. Ms. Hatheway was processed at the LCSO and released on summons.
February 16 a Georgia driver was issued an excessive speed citation for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 419.
February 16 a St. Joseph driver was issued a speeding citation for 81 in a 55 on Highway 190 and Liv 235.
February 21 a citation was issued to a Mooresville driver for failing to register a motor vehicle annually, plates expired July 2017. Violation was on Highway C and U.S. 36.
February 21 the LCSO had 30 detainees appear in Livingston County Court.
This week LCSO staff have remained extremely busy with serving the Court, courthouse security, calls for service, weather condition related calls and assisting motorists, criminal investigations, many other statutory and administrative duties.
Currently the LCSO has 46 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 15 of which are female detainees.
Sheriff Steve Cox
Reminder that all persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of law. An arrest or arrest warrant is merely and allegation and nothing more.