Photos of some storm damage in Wheeling on 6-20-2019
June 16 an investigation into an accidental shooting began. Victim was on family property in rural Livingston County and shooting a high powered rifle at steel targets which were about 15 yards away. One shot resulted in the ricochet of the bullet striking the victim in the knee. The injured person was treated at Hedrick Medical Center.
June 17 the LCSO has completed a firearm violation investigation where a convicted felon was found to be in possession of a firearm and attempting to sell a stolen firearm. Information being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration. Additional investigation continues.
June 20 a deputy responded to a rural home for a silent burglary alarm. Our deputy was approached and bitten by a dog on the property. The home was found to be secure. A report was submitted to the Livingston County Health Center and the deputy has received an updated vaccination.
June 20 the LCSO was in charge of bailiff and court security for a 2-day jury trial on alleged child sex offense case. We assisted with the 67 prospective jurors that arrived to be questioned for jury selection. The trial ended in an acquittal for the defendant.
June 20 the LCSO responded to a location in the eastern part of Livingston County for a report of a possible suicidal person. Family/friend(s) were found to be with the subject upon arrival. The individual was cooperative and willingly went with family to the hospital for treatment. LCSO staff made certain they made it to the hospital without further incidcent.
June 20 an investigation into reported 2 lost calves in the area of Liv 520 was initiated. The black calves are about 600 pounds each and have been missing for about 1 week.
June 20 K-9 Zaki and Deputy Leadbetter were summoned to assist authorities in Linn County on concern a motorist had thrown a handgun in an area to avoid prosecution. Zaki was able to track where the suspect had gone on foot but did not hit on an article search.
June 21 the LCSO continued with an investigation of alleged Parental Kidnapping. That information has/is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.
June 21 the LCSO continued with an on-going investigation of alleged Rape. Information being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.
June 21 an investigation began regarding Tampering w/ Physical Evidence and Resisting Arrest in the 500 block of Business U.S. 36.
June 21 an investigation began regarding alleged Trespassing and Resisting Arrest incident at the LCSO.
Most Wanted Updates:
June 12 Jesse A. McCoy, 22, Chillicothe surrendered to the Chillicothe Police on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony property damage. Mr. McCoy has been released on bond.
June 13 Tanner Lamar Johnson, 26 was arrested by authorities in Ray County on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy. Mr. Johnson was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.
June 19 added James Paul Eugene Haight, 19, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Bond Violation on original class E felony Knowingly Burning or Exploding and class E felony Property Damage-1st degree. Bond set at $50,000 with warrant dated June 19, 2019.
June 15 LCSO stopped a vehicle driven by a person reported to have a suspended driver’s license. The deputy subsequently arrested Marshall Lewis Moore, 33, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Suspended. Mr. Moore was arrested and processed at the LCSO then issued summons to appear in Court on June 10.
June 16 a deputy stopped a vehicle in Chillicothe on a traffic complaint. The driver, Ronald Edward Morris, 60, Chillicothe was subsequently arrested for alleged Driving While Suspended/Revoked-1st Offense. Mr. Morris was processed at the LCSO and released on summons to appear in court on July 31.
June 18 the LCSO transported Steven Burns, 33, and Nathan Hutchison, 38, to the Missouri Department of Corrections in St. Joseph on parole violation warrants.
June 18 the LCSO transferred to male detainees to the Missouri Department of Corrections in St. Joseph as both were returned on Parole Warrants.
June 20 the LCSO extradited Nathan Taylor Hoover, 32 from the Chariton County Sheriff as Mr. Hoover was wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failing to Appear in Court and on original Driving While Suspended/Revoked. Mr. Hoover was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of $1,300 bond.
June 21 the LCSO followed a TIP a suspect on felony investigation was at a business in the 500 block of Business 36 in Chillicothe. The suspect was located and soon placed under arrest. Ethan Alexander Ross, 19, was taken to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail and has been charged in Associate Court with alleged felony violations of Tampering with Physical Evidence and Resisting Arrest.
June 22 a traffic stop for 15 over the speed limit resulted in the arrest of Emilie M. Diaz, Polo for alleged No Valid Driver’s License. Mr. Diaz was processed and released from the LCSO with citation to appear in Court July 31.
Citations: (Does not include all stops and warnings.)
June 10 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 86 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 401.
June 14 a speeding citation was issued to a Chillicothe man for excessive speed, 75 in a 65.
June 20 a St. Joseph driver was issued a speeding citation for 76 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at the airport.
June 20 a California driver was issued a speeding citation for 86 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Utica.
June 20 a Richmond driver was issued a speeding citation for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Chillicothe.
June 21 an Indiana driver was cited for 87 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at U.S. 65.
June 23 a Kansas City driver was cited for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville.
June 23 a Chillicothe driver was cited for 91 in a 60 on U.S. 65 at Chula Junction.
The LCSO has multiple other on-going criminal investigations and we hope to release information to you on those in the near future.
We currently have 37 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 11 of which are female detainees.
The LCSO has had many other calls for service, assisted several motorists, assisted with power lines, utility poles and/or trees down on roadways.
If you have information on these or other crimes, please call us at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121 or submit a non-urgent Crime TIP through our website at www.livcoso.org.
Sheriff Steve Cox
Reminder that 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.