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The Livingston County Jail is again experiencing a lack of hot water for all of our detainees.  The new hot water boiler was properly installed and worked fine for a few days at which time it broke down.  A factory representative looked at our system and believes the problem is due to one or more faulty parts.  These parts are being shipped here and the plumber will install these at the earliest convenience.  The additional costs are being paid for by the supplier due to their faulty part(s).

We have received some complaint from a few of the detainees about the hot water issue.   Some of the detainees who chose to complain also noted it being warm and muggy in the cell areas as well on the excessively hot days.


We have provided the inmates with hand sanitizers, they have soap and cleaning supplies, and the cold water temperature has been around 76 degrees at the tap.


The Livingston County Health Center reports we are fine in not providing hot water to the detainees and that we heat water to use during cleaning and cooking at the jail.

We are investigating how a female detainee allegedly damaged an electrical outlet.  Investigation shows the locked cover was violated and the electrical outlet damaged which shut off certain power to two cell areas.  The suspect allegedly was trying to place a foreign object like a paper clip in attempt to light an object.  The electrician was here and repaired the damage.  Investigation continues for consideration of charges for damage to county property.

We have one detainee on maximum security watch.  The individual refused to stop beating on the walls and the cell door and would not be reasonable with the officer’s requests so that the detainee did not harm himself.  The individual was then handcuffed and two employees went to place the man in the restraint chair at which time he escalated his violent and resisting behavior and was subsequently placed in the restraint chair per office policy.




We have had 3 additional persons arrested this week from the Most Wanted list on our web site with at least one being found due to tip(s) coming in from the website which permitted authorities in another county to locate that fugitive.  Arrested were:


Brian Keith King, 47, Conway, MO on a Livingston County warrant for alleged Probation Violation on felony conviction of passing a bad check or no account check over $500.  Mr. King was arrested by Laclede County authorities on July 12, 2012.


Alando Edward Harker, 34, Carrollton, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged 2 counts of criminal non-support.  Mr. Harker has been transported to Dept. of  Corrections by another agency.


Sarah R. Shaw, 31, Kahoka, was arrested by authorities in Lee County Iowa on July 12 on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged 2 counts of Forgery.  Ms. Shaw will be extradited at our earliest opportunity.


Since January 24, 2012 we have been able to arrest 26 people on Livingston County arrest warrants strictly due to tips obtained through our Most Wanted feature on our website at www.livcoso.org      Thank you!

On July 11, we completed an investigation of assault at a location in Ludlow and questioned the same suspect for allegedly stealing an ATV from a rural Ludlow resident. 

On the night of July 11, we investigated a report of a domestic disturbance in the north east part of the county.  A man allegedly caused his girlfriend and her young child to be removed from his vehicle as they were having an argument.  Investigation shows no evidence of criminal violation.  All parties were interviewed and no charges are pending.

On July 09, we began an investigation of property damage and animal abuse at a location in Ludlow.  Unknown person(s) have shot a residents pet with an air gun and also shot the victims window.  The dog is ok and the window was broken.  Investigation continues.

On July 09, we began an investigation of property damage to mailboxes on Liv 228.  One mail box had been shot with a shotgun and the other was damaged with a blunt object.  Investigation continues.

On July 06, we investigated a report of property damage to a mailbox on route V.  The victim’s mail box was destroyed and the matter remains under investigation.

On July 12, we arrested Quentin Blake Bassett, 17, Ludlow, on a Livingston County warrant for alleged Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Bond was initially placed at $5,000.

 On July 06, we extradited Erick Scott Manning, 20, from St. Joseph on a Livingston County warrant for alleged failure to obey a Judge’s order on original misdemeanor marijuana and drug paraphernalia charge(s).

On July 06, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Wendy Delores Wallace, 41, Chillicothe, for alleged Driving While Intoxicated, bond was placed at $1,000.

This week we have transported a total of 22 detainees from the county jail to mandatory Court appearances in Livingston County. 

 On July 12, Linn County Sheriff Tom Parks assisted us in taking two of our female detainees to Dept. of Corrections in Vandalia as he also was taking a Linn County prisoner.  Sheriff Parks transported Ashley N. Grimes, 24, Mistike, Iowa and Alyssa B. Miller, 30, Trenton.  Sheriff Parks returned a female from DOC to Linn County where we took custody of Schalina Nicole Mabe, 21, Trenton and returned her to the Livingston County Jail on a warrant for alleged Conspiracy to Commit Forgery.

On July 12 the LCSO travelled to Ottumwa Iowa and extradited Matthew Edwin Cook, 26, Iowa, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Non-Support.  Mr. Cook was returned to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $8,886 cash bond.

 The Livingston County Jail currently has 37 people in custody, 8 of which are female detainees.

If you have any information on these or other crimes then please call us at 660-646-0515.  Please view our website at www.livcoso.org and share it with your friends on Facebook.












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