August 13 we began an investigation of reported trespassing on private property near Wheeling. All persons have been interviewed and the complainant has requested no prosecution at this time.
August 13 the LCSO began investigation of a residential burglary and theft from the home which took place in the 7000 block of Liv 520. Items reported stolen include a 50” Element Smart Television, 43” Television, Dewalt Drill and a Dewalt Impact Drill, Surround Sound System, UFC Gaming, Dewalt wrenches/tools. Investigation is actively continuing.
August 15 the LCSO followed up on criminal drug distribution investigation where a person was reportedly distributing methamphetamine from their place of employment. Investigation resulted in the seizure of alleged used methamphetamine drug paraphernalia and other item(s). Subject was issued a summons for the drug paraphernalia and information being submitted to the prosecuting attorney. Additional investigation continues.
August 19 the LCSO began an investigation where a person in a pickup stopped along Highway 190, removed collars from dog(s) and dumped several dogs. Investigation is continuing.
August 20 School Resource Officer/Deputy Sheriff Mike Lewis filed a report with our office regarding an administrative employee finding a student at CHS allegedly in possession of a spring loaded knife (equal to switch blade per statute) which is illegal to possess and violation of school policy. The report indicates the student was less than respectful with the school administration and our deputy. The student was taken to the LCSO where a parent or guardian responded to for an interview. The report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration and the school is following administrative procedures.
August 21 completed an investigation from early July where fencing and property were reportedly damaged. All persons interviewed and report being submitted to prosecuting attorney for consideration.
August 21 we completed an investigation of alleged interference with custody as the father reportedly took his two week summer visit during the wrong month and without prior approval from the other parent. All persons have been interviewed and information being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.
August 22 the LCSO assisted the Probation and Parole Office on compliance check(s).
Most Wanted Updates:
Added August 22 John James Meyer, 51, Hale wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine. Bond set at $50,000 on case #18LV-CR00215-01 with warrant dated August 21, 2019.
Added August 22 Charity Dawn Massey, 40, Chillicothe wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond set at $10,000 on case #19LV-CR00444 with warrant dated August 21, 2019.
Added August 22 Gregory Allen Johnson, 42, Tennessee wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class E felony DWI Persistent Offender. Bond place at $50,000 on case #17LV-CR00295-01 with warrant dated August 21, 2019.
Added August 23 Jonathan Alexander Gentile, 17, Breckenridge wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Burglary-2nd degree. Bond was set at $50,000 on case #19LV-Cr00155-01 with warrant dated August 22, 2019.
August 20 the LCSO served a Missouri Parole Warrant on Marshall Monroe Cordray Jr, 48, Wheeling. Mr. Cordray
August 21 the LCSO arrested Jesse Lee Reeter, 24, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on class B misdemeanor DWI case #19LV-CR00060 and class B misdemeanor DWO on case #19LV-CR00020. Mr. Reeter was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in lieu of $4,500 bond.
August 21 the LCSO arrested Jessica L. Ishmael, 37, Dawn on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original charge being class A misdemeanor DWI-Person less than 17 years of age in vehicle. Ms. Ishmael was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.
August 23 Sheriff Cox stopped a speeding and careless driver on U.S. 36 that resulted in the arrest of Paul M. J. Wetzel, 32, Illinois for alleged Excessive Speed 82 in 65, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, DWI-Drugs and seizure of high quality marijuana and paraphernalia. A Drug Recognition Expert from the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in the DWI investigation.
August 21 Zaki was called out to assist a deputy and trooper on a vehicle accident investigation on Route V. No arrests were made.
August 20 a Cameron driver was cited for 18 over the speed limit.
August 23 an Owensville driver was cited for 22 over the posted speed limit.
August 20 the LCSO extradited Christopher P. Graves, 29 from Lenexa Kansas on Livingston County felony arrest warrant. Mr. Graves was delivered to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
August 22 the LCSO picked up Edwin Tipton from the Camden County Sheriff on a writ to appear in Livingston County Court August 23 on a DWI charge. Mr. Tipton will be returned to the Camden County Sheriff at first opportunity.
LCSO staff made rounds this week at Bishop Hogan, Chula and Southwest Schools during school hours.
August 22 the LCSO caused Marshall Cordray to be returned to the Missouri Department of Corrections on a Parole Warrant. Mr. Cordray is on parole for the offense of Possession Controlled Substance 3 counts until April 14, 2021. Mr. Cordray told the deputy he had only been out of prison 3 days and he was already going back.
The LCSO has handled a significant amount of court this week. Three of our officers were scheduled to testify at one hearing this week while we had 16 detainees appear in court cases while several others were heard on poly com (video court).
Currently the LCSO has 27 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
Anyone with information on these or other crimes is asked to 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.
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Sheriff Steve Cox
Reminder that ALL persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of Law. An arrest and/or arrest warrant is merely an allegation and nothing more.