The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has been attempting to locate and arrest Joshua C. Caudill, 31, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony Forgery with bond set at $25,000 since January 08, 2019.
Mr. Caudill has been able to elude law enforcement for some time and most recently on April 2nd a deputy sheriff was in Wheeling and spotted Mr. Caudill. When the deputy attempted to arrest the suspect a struggle ensued and Mr. Caudill was able to escape from the deputy sheriff.
April 16 the LCSO was able to talk with Mr. Joshua Caudill via phone and he ultimately agreed to surrender to the LCSO. Early afternoon LCSO staff arrested Mr. Caudill at a location in Wheeling without incident.
Multiple prior searches of the area and specific property for Mr. Caudill had taken place, with one search being an area of timber in or near Wheeling when Zaki alerted to the presence of drug odor. A large bag was located which contained a substantial amount of drug paraphernalia and a quantity of methamphetamine. Investigation is continuing as to the actual ownership of those items.
On April 15 members of the LCSO were in the Wheeling area following up on fugitive investigation leads and searched a few miles of timber and potential hiding locations. Areas in Wheeling were also checked which resulted in the officers finding and arresting Marshall C. Cordray, 47, Wheeling on Livingston County arrest warrants for alleged class D felony Possession Controlled Substance, class A misdemeanor Receiving Stolen Property, Probation Violation-Stalking 2nd degree total Livingston County bond of $16,000 and on a Jackson County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on an Obstruction charge with bond of $8,600.
Although not deployed, Zaki was instrumental in mere presence to effect the arrest of Mr. Cordray. During the Cordray arrest incident, LCSO also arrested Nora Evans, 49, Wheeling for alleged Hindering Prosecution. Ms. Evans was released on a citation to appear in Court. Mr. Cordray was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond. We truly appreciate the numerous TIPS shared with our office on Mr. Caudill and the many other Most Wanted Fugitives. Your willingness to help us only helps the community and many times even helps the wanted persons to get the help they need. Sheriff Steve Cox