June 26 the LCSO and Missouri State Fire Marshall investigated a fire at an unoccupied home in Chula. Emergency Responders were summoned about 5:30 a.m. for the structure fire where no one was reportedly home at the time. The home had recently been remodeled and rented with utilities recently being turned on at the residence. Preliminary investigation suggests electrical fire.
June 28 the LCSO investigated an unattended death in the northwest part of Livingston County. The deceased was an elderly female with medical history who had apparently passed away while working outside. Family members located this person and notified emergency responders. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family, friends and other loved ones.
A methamphetamine investigation from February has concluded as the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab has identified the evidence as Methamphetamine. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.
A second methamphetamine investigation from February has concluded as the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab has identified the evidence as Methamphetamine. A report on that suspect is being sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.
Most Wanted Updates:
July 02 Ryan Christian Wheeler, 27, Chillicothe wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Condition on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond set at $50,000 on case #19LV-Cr00262-01 with warrant dated July 02, 2019.
July 02 Jacquelyn Rae Wilkerson, 44, Breckenridge wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class C felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond set at $50,000 on case #16LV-CR00319-01 with warrant dated July 02, 2019.
June 27 Ethan A. Ross, 19, Lees Summit was arrested on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Parental Kidnapping. This stems from a LCSO investigation which began June 11. Mr. Ross was arrested by the LCSO during investigation on or about June 21 and formerly charged June 22 with alleged Resisting Arrest and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
June 29 a deputy located a fugitive in Chillicothe and arrested Barry Preston Cooper, 43, Polo on a Parole Violation warrant. Mr. Cooper was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond. Mr. Cooper will be returned to the Department of Corrections at first opportunity.
July 01 the LCSO had 24 detainees appear in either Associate Court or Circuit Court for mandatory appearances.
July 02 the LCSO transported Barry Preston Cooper to the Missouri Department of Corrections in St. Joseph on a Missouri Parole Warrant.
The LCSO has shared many TIPS received over the last week with respective law enforcement agencies. When a fugitive is hiding in another county only an agency with jurisdiction was enforce the warrant. We appreciate the TIPS and ask you continue submitting new ones.
We currently have 25 people in custody at the Daviess DeKalb County Regional Jail, 7 of which are female detainees.
The LCSO will be out in force over the holiday and weekend. Please have a safe and sober driver.
We hope everyone has a great 4th of July holiday weekend. Be safe.
Sheriff Steve Cox