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Incident Reports:


A reported forced entry and possible burglary at a residence on Liv 387 has been solved. Investigation led 3 Carroll County residents and upon interview reported they became stranded in high water and went to the victim’s property and forced entry due to the cold and wet conditions. The 3 people remained inside until they were later picked up and someone since removed their vehicle. These people did not bother to leave any information for the victim or contact law enforcement even though they had 1 or more cell phones. Damage was limited to the forced entry and victim has reported nothing appears to be missing. The incident report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

The LCSO has completed an investigation from September of possible child abuse where a young child had a head injury. Investigation included assistance from the Child Advocacy Center and Children’s division. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

October 19 the LCSO began an investigation on the theft of license plates from a vehicle in Utica. Victim reported discovering expired license plates which did not belong to the victim on his vehicle. Further investigation showed the victim’s license plates were actually on a car owned by someone else which was down the road. The stolen plates were recovered from the parked and abandoned car. The investigation continues as we attempt to locate the primary suspect.

October 20 a deputy stopped a vehicle on Highway C for an expired May 2018 license plate and wrote the Mooresville driver a citation for Failing to Register Motor Vehicle Annually with DOR and for Possession of Marijuana.

October 21 the LCSO completed an Endangering the Welfare of a Child investigation where a parent knowingly allowed a very young child to remain in a child sex offenders home and the sex offender and offender’s spouse had the very young child sleeping in bed with them. The incident report includes transcribed court testimony from different hearing. The report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

October 23 the LCSO began an investigation of a stolen vehicle which had been abandoned due to mechanical problems. The red colored Pontiac G6 was left on U.S. 36 near Mooresville junction the previous week. When the owner went to retrieve the car it was missing. Investigation continues.


Most Wanted Updates:

Arrested October 20: Dustin Ray Miller, 33, address unknown, Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony Attempted Stealing-$750 or more. Mr. Miller was taken into custody by authorities in Jackson County, MO.

October 22 we added Jacob Paul Dudley, 19, Waverly who is wanted in Livingston County for alleged class E felony Property Damage in 1st degree.

October 24 we added George Joe Cunningham, 27, Kansas City who is wanted in Livingston County for alleged class E felony Nonsupport, total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments.



October 18 the LCSO was conducting a fugitive investigation in Ludlow and located Joseph Anthony Bartz, 26 and arrested Mr. Bartz on a Linn County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony Non-Support, total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under order of support, 588.040 RSMO. Mr. Bartz was transferred taken to the east county line and transferred to the custody of Linn County Sheriff.

October 22 the LCSO arrested Randy Wayne Adair, 57, Chillicothe on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. Mr. Adair allegedly moved from Mooresville to Wheeling and then to Chillicothe without reporting address changes as required. Mr. Adair was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

October 23 Steven Kent Depee, 51, Chillicothe surrendered to the LCSO on a misdemeanor arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original Supplying Liquor to Minor case. Mr. Depee posted the required bond and was given a new Court date.



October 20 an Illinois driver was cited for 13 over the speed limit.

October 20 a Chillicothe driver was cited for 60 in a 45 on Old Highway 190.

October 21 a Platte City driver was cited for 90 in a 65.

October 21 a Kansas City driver was cited for 83 in a 65.

October 21 an Independence driver was cited for 80 in a 65.

October 22 a Chicago Illinois driver was cited for 88 in a 65.

October 23 a Bogard driver was cited for 70 in a 60 on U.S. 65.

October 24 a speeding citation was issued to a Ferguson, MO driver for 17 over the limit.

October 24 a speeding citation was issued to a Kansas driver for 15 over the limit.


Additional Information:

LCSO has applied for reimbursement of $597.80 from the State of Missouri for extradition costs of a prisoner from Dunn County, Wisconsin for transport on October 02, 2018.

Currently the LCSO has 37 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 8 of which are female detainees.

The LCSO has responded to many car-deer collisions and/or to remove dead or injured animals from the roadway. Keep in mind this time of year has deer and other wildlife more active. If you are involved in such an accident and no one is injured or another person’s property is not damaged you do not need an accident report. Simply notify your insurance company of the collision and they will instruct you.

Note to anyone who wants the antlers from a deer found dead you must notify the Missouri Department of Conservation Agent that you are taking the antlers. It is a potential violation to not report such activity.

The LCSO has been working on many criminal and fugitive investigations, assisting other agencies, court and courthouse security, patrol, training, and other administrative and statutory requirements.

If you have information on these or other crimes we would appreciate you contacting us at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121, or submit a Crime TIP through our website at www.livcoso.org.


Sheriff Steve Cox



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