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Incident Reports:

May 07 a drug investigation began in the Dawn area. LCSO staff were conducting an investigation and searched a property. During the search we recovered suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and distribution equipment. Evidence was seized and is being submitted to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for analysis.

May 16 Hindering Prosecution investigation took place at a location on Henry Street in Chillicothe. The LCSO had information a fugitive was hiding in a specific home and officers from the LCSO and Chillicothe PD went to the residence. A male on probation/parole answered the door and denied the wanted suspect was there and knew the suspect had an outstanding arrest warrant. Upon further discussion the wanted person came outside and was arrested. Potential charges may be filed against the suspect.

May 17 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis completed an investigation which began earlier in the month regarding alleged juveniles smoking marijuana and another being threatened one of the other people involved. Parent(s) were notified and people interviewed. Report has been turned over to the Juvenile Office.

May 21 Sheriff Cox was monitoring Wheeling Junction and saw a speeding east bound vehicle come within inches of crashing into another vehicle. The van was stopped and the driver cited. Further investigation resulted in discovery of 1 passenger from Kirksville being on probation for distribution of controlled substance and allegedly in violation of other drug crime(s) during the traffic stop. Another passenger from Kirksville was found to allegedly be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and that person was given citations to appear in Court on July 11. Evidence was seized and is being submitted to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for positive identification and pending charge(s) against the person on probation. Notice has been given to the Probation Officer.

May 22 an investigation began on identity theft and fraud for a rural Chillicothe victim. Victim’s debit card number was illegally used twice in St. Joseph on May 21. The LCSO is working with St. Joe Police on the matter.

May 22 the LCSO began working a child endangerment investigation at a residence in Livingston County.

May 22 the LCSO worked with the State on possible Medicaid Fraud. Investigation continues.

May 22 the LCSO investigated a report of a squatter unlawfully remaining on property which had been ordered to be vacated by the court in addition to a vicious dog also being on the property. Investigation resulted in an arrest.

May 24 the LCSO assisted a Dawn resident with a scam. Intended victim did not fall for the scam.



May 22 the LCSO arrested Brandon Michael Flemming, 34, Chillicothe for Trespassing 1st degree and Animal Trespassing. Mr. Flemming was processed at the LCSO and released on summons.

May 16 the LCSO and CPD arrested Cara Ann Hagler, 25, Chillicothe, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge’s Order on Jail Sentence with the original charge being class B misdemeanor of Peace Disturbance. Bond was denied by the Court and Ms. Hagler was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

May 18 the LCSO arrested Diana Marie Estes, 43, Utica for alleged Driving While Suspended on a traffic stop. Ms. Estes was also arrested on a Carrollton Municipal warrant for alleged Operating Motor Vehicle without Insurance. Ms. Estes was taken to the LCSO where she posted bond on the warrant and was released on a summons to appear on the Driving While suspended violation.


MOST Wanted Updates:

ARRESTED: May 20 Bradley S. Stubbs, 30, was arrested by authorities in Douglas County, Missouri on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Burglary 2nd degree and class D felony of Stealing. Mr. Stubbs has been a fugitive since January 30, 2018 and will be extradited at first opportunity.

ARRESTED: May 22 Rachel L. Sprague, 44, Bucklin, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff on a Livingston County felony warrant for alleged felony drug possession. Ms. Sprague had been a fugitive since February 06, 2018.

ADDED: May 21 we added Charles Robert Smith, 32, Chillicothe, for alleged PROBATION VIOLATION on class D felony Drug Possession. Bond was denied by the court. TIP(s) indicate Mr. Smith is actively hiding from law enforcement at this time.

ADDED: May 22 we added Jeremy W. McDermott, 37, King City, for alleged 3 counts class A misdemeanor non-support. Bond was set at $2,500 cash.

ADDED: May 24 we added Matthew Brett Curtis, 27, Chillicothe, for alleged Violation of Judge’s Order on Bond Conditions with original charge being class E felony DWI-Injury, bond was set at $10,000.



May 17 a Michigan driver was given an excessive speed citation for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 255.

May 17 a Utah driver was issued an excessive speed citation for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 255.

May 18 an Iowa driver was issued an excessive speed citation for 79 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at highway B.

May 21 a Kirksville driver was issued a speeding citation for 78 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Highway B and for nearly causing a traffic accident.

May 21 an excessive speed citation was issued to a Michigan driver for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Highway C junction.


Additional Information:

LCSO staff spent several hours this week as Court bailiff, courthouse security, and giving testimony on case(s).

LCSO has helped numerous citizens this week with calls, questions, assistance on the road, and even finding lost property.

May 22 the LCSO did returns to the Court on 2 recent search warrants pertaining to a recent drug investigation in the 800 block of Samuel. The LCSO is continuing to work with the juvenile office on this entire situation.

LCSO staff have remained very busy with these and many other on-going investigations, assisting other agencies, statutory obligations, and serving court and civil process.

May 23 about ½ of the LCSO sworn staff received 4+ hours of firearms training and recertification on handguns, rifles, and shotgun.

We currently have 34 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 6 of which are female detainees. SC

If you have information about these or other crimes we ask that you call us at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121, or submit a Crime Tip through our website at www.livcoso.org.

Please have fun and be safe this Memorial Day weekend.


Sheriff Steve Cox


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