(photo of intentional damage to levee reported May 29. Photo submitted by victim.)
May 18 a littering investigation along Liv 420 began. Unknown person(s) dumped a quantity of trash and there were no leads developed upon sorting through the trash.
May 21 an animal neglect issue was investigated in Chula. Person found to have 2 dogs restrained with no water or food present and no way to get into a dog house. Owner was spoken with and soon complied with the needed items.
May 24 an assault investigation began at the Chillicothe High School parking lot. Two male students allegedly had dispute over a soda container and this escalated into one shoving the other and both left. School administration may have disciplinary action beginning next school year. The parent and other student did not wish to pursue prosecution at this time.
May 26 an investigation of property damage to a yard in Bedford was investigated and solved. Suspect reported getting into an argument and driving through victims yard causing significant ruts. Report being submitted to prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
May 28 a rural resident reported being scammed out of a vehicle purchase on an online auction site. The man purchased a vehicle for $1,800 and the seller requested Ebay cards be purchased for that and the information on the cards be sent. Once that money was transferred the seller conned our victim into sending another $1,000 for insurance/shipping or whatever other fees there would be. The victim has reported the incident to the online site in attempt to collect some of the missing money. Unfortunately these scammers are not in the United States and will do anything they can to steal from anyone.
May 29 resident reported trespassing and property damage to a levee in the area of Roach Lake. Suspect(s) were digging a ditch across the levee on the landowner property when the area was flooding. LCSO also attempting to determine if same person(s) responsible for levee breaks in 2018 on this same and another nearby property. Investigation continues.
LCSO has completed a child abuse investigation from early May 2019. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Child Advocacy Center. The child is in a safe location and one parent may face child abuse and assault charge(s).
LCSO is investigating a sex offender registration violation where the offender allegedly had been residing in Livingston County and did not report doing so in a timely manner along with possible other registration requirement violation(s).
Most Wanted Updates:
Arrested on May 26, Gregory M. Anderson, 49, Chillicothe surrendered on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
Arrested on May 26, Jesse Allen Brock, 21, arrested by Marceline PD on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony of Stealing a Firearm.
Arrested on May 28, Amanda K. Ridens, 27, surrendered on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class B felony Distribute/Deliver/Manufacture/Produce or Attempt to Possess with Intent to Distribute/Deliver/Manufacture/Produce a Controlled Substance.
Arrested on June 01, Jolene Kat Rounkles, 21, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Burglary-2nd degree. Arrested by authorities in Nodaway County, MO.
Arrested on June 04, Charles Robert Smith, 34 on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged violation of bond conditions on original charge or felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Mr. Smith has been a fugitive since April 05, 2019.
May 22 a Cass County arrest warrant was served on Daniel Joseph Gaunt, 40, Brookfield for alleged neglect of a child. Mr. Gaunt posted $1,000 bond at the LCSO and was released with a court appearance date.
May 22 a Grundy County arrest warrant was served on Willie White Jr., 35, Trenton for alleged class A misdemeanor Passing Bad Check. Mr. White was turned over to the Grundy County Sheriff in lieu of bond.
May 26 the LCSO assisted the MSHP with the arrest of Jodi Ryan Ervin, 39, Blue Springs on a Macon City Municipal arrest warrant for alleged Driving While Revoked/Suspended. Ms. Ervin posted bond and was released with a court appearance date.
May 26 a deputy attempted to stop a speeding northbound vehicle on U.S. south of Chillicothe. The vehicle continually failed to yield to an emergency vehicle and the vehicle stopped in the 400 block of Walnut Street and ran into a building. When Chillicothe PD was on scene to assist the deputy the subject exited the house. Officers arrested Anthony R. Martin, 33, Wheeling for alleged Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop by fleeing, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and traffic violation(s). Mr. Martin was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending filing of formal charges. Mr. Martin remains incarcerated on charges in Livingston County with bond set at $10,000.
May 28 the LCSO arrested Hunter Demetrius Griffin, 24, Chillicothe on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original class E felony Domestic Assault-3rd degree. Bond was set at $20,000 cash and Mr. Griffin was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.
May 30 Gaylord Daniel Humphrey 38, Trenton surrendered to the LCSO on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge’s Order on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond was set at $5,000 and Mr. Humphrey was transported to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.
May 30 a deputy stopped a vehicle for not having headlamps on at night at a location in Chillicothe. Upon stopping a male passenger attempted to run from the scene. The incident resulted in the arrest of Rhett Adam Byler, 18, Chillicothe for alleged No Valid Driver’s License. Mr. Byler was processed and released with summons at the LCSO.
May 30 a deputy stopped a vehicle in Chillicothe for equipment violation and subsequently arrested Richard J. Stumph, 29, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Suspended. Mr. Stumph was processed and released on a summons at the LCSO.
May 31 the LCSO arrested Shelley Cong, 52, Chillicothe on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original charge of class C misdemeanor Violation of Education Requirement for a Child 167.031 RSMO. Ms. Cong posted $2,500 bond and was released with a new court date.
June 04 arrested Scarlett Rebecca Tripp, 33, Chula on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class C felony Drug Distribution. Bond set at $10,000 with warrant dated June 04, 2019. Ms. Tripp was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.
June 05 the LCSO arrested David Lee Kirkpatrick, 60, Chillicothe on felony investigation of alleged Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. It is alleged Mr. Kirkpatrick had been in Chillicothe for extended period of time and had not registered and when he did he did not provide all required information. Mr. Kirkpatrick was transferred to the custody of Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending formal charges.
May 25 a speeding citation was issued to a Chicago driver for 84 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville.
May 25 a speeding citation was issued to a Cameron driver for 87 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville.
May 27 a deputy stopped a vehicle on U.S. 36 at Mooresville for multiple violations and issued the Jamesport driver a citation for No Valid Driver’s License. Subject was released with summons.
May 28 an Indiana driver was cited for 65 in a 50 on U.S. 36 in a marked work zone due to flood waters.
May 29 a Chillicothe driver was cited for 68 in a 50 on U.S. 36 in a marked flood work zone.
May 29 a speeding citation was issued to a Chicago driver for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Coon Creek.
May 31 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 16 over the posted speed limit.
June 02 a speeding citation was issued to a Colorado driver for 67 in a 50 on U.S. 36 in flood work zone.
June 05 a speeding citation was issued to a Green City driver for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville.
May 24 about 9:55 p.m. Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki were summoned by Chillicothe Police to assist on an investigation involving a suspect armed with a firearm who had allegedly pointed the weapon at family member(s). (See CPD for additional details.)
May 27 around 6:00 p.m. Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki were summoned by the Chillicothe Police to a location on Elm Street for suspicious activity. Zaki indicated positive drug odor(s) at a garage and officers were unable to locate any controlled substance at that time.
May 27 around 2:30 a.m. Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki were summoned by Chillicothe Police to a car stop at Washington and Webster Streets. Zaki conducted a free air sniff and indicated the odor of controlled substance(s). Deputy Leadbetter reported officers located suspected methamphetamine and 2 people were arrested. (See CPD for additional details.)
June 05 Zaki and K-9 handler Deputy Leadbetter and additional LCSO staff assisted the Chillicothe Police Department on an investigation early this morning. See CPD for additional details.
Just 05 mid-morning the LCSO including Zaki assisted the Chillicothe Police with a call of a man intending suicide. The man fled officers from a motel along business U.S. 36 and ran into tree line south of 36 near the railroad. Zaki being present and commands given were instrumental in the man surrendering to officers according to Chief Jon Maples. Locating and arresting this person potentially saved the person’s life. See CPD for additional details.
Our office has literally been swamped with phone calls the last several days about the river flooding, roads, closures, and update information. We have had 3 lines going nonstop and still had officers in the field working on all our duties in addition to monitoring the flooding all over the county. Our deputies and office staff have done an excellent job in handling this situation and helping people the best we can.
The LCSO has been extremely busy with Court bailiff and Court orders. On May 28 we extradited a prisoner from the Missouri Department of Corrections in Algoa for a mandatory appearance on May 29. On May 29 we had 10 detainees appear before Judge Ryan Horsman for Circuit Court Criminal Law Day. Numerous other court cases took place last week.
June 05 the LCSO had 14 detainees in Associate Circuit Court for mandatory appearance before Judge Michael Leamer.
June 05 we have 36 people incarcerated in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 14 of which are females.
We have many other criminal investigations actively taking place and we can hopefully report those to you in the near future.
If you have information on these or other crimes please call us at 660-646-0515 or dispatch at 660-646-2121 or submit a non-urgent TIP through our website at www.livcoso.org.
Reminder: All persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of Law. A mere arrest or arrest warrant is only an allegation and nothing more.
Sheriff Steve Cox