Somewhat recently the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding an adult who was reportedly actively attempting to kill themselves by overdosing on medication(s). The sheriff and two deputies responded to the scene along with Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services. The person was located, admitted to taking several pills and then chose to be non-compliant with and resist the officers.
Individual was transported to the hospital where he/she continued escalating their aggression toward law enforcement. Individual continued telling the officers how he/she wanted to kill parents, their child(ren) and law enforcement officers present.
A court order was obtained for the LCSO to transfer the adult to another facility for additional help. Two LCSO employees had placed the individual in the caged area of a patrol vehicle and both were assigned to transport that person. Multiple times the adult would work their way out of the handcuffs, start beating on the car, banging his/her head into the side window, attempt to break the car windows, and had to be restrained multiple times during the hour long transport.
The adult had scratched the LCSO employees, attempted to bite and kick our staff, tried using the restraints to harm him/herself and was a significant.
A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for the various criminal violations.
Area law enforcement was advised of the situation for future officer safety. This person will most likely continue being a threat to themselves and others.
Sheriff Steve Cox