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Hostile Person Arrested

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(Joseph C. Anderson booking photo)


Monday evening September 16, 2019 LCSO Deputy Jay Shirley was headed home when he overheard police radio traffic the Chillicothe Police were looking for a specific vehicle. Deputy Shirley happened to see what he thought was the suspect vehicle going west on Third Street committing traffic offense(s) in the intersection at Washington. Deputy Shirley attempted to stop the suspect vehicle but the driver allegedly fled in the vehicle and eventually stopped in the west part of Chillicothe.

Deputy Shirley was allegedly greeted by a hostile male who had apparently already been in an altercation and was now refusing to comply with law enforcement commands. Our deputy arrested the subject who then physically resisted and was subsequently pepper sprayed to complete the arrest.

Suspect was arrested for the alleged DWI Under Drugs, Traffic Violation(s) and Resisting Arrest. Subject was taken to the Chillicothe Police Department as their officer wanted to speak with the suspect about their investigation. Additional arrest took place for alleged Assault on Law Enforcement Officer and potential other crime(s) during the course of the evening.

While at the Police Department the suspect reportedly urinated in the police department and later urinated in the K-9 patrol vehicle during transport to jail, threatened to kill law enforcement and their family, spit on one or more deputy sheriffs, made many vulgar comments and was taken by two LCSO employees to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on 24 hour hold pending filing of formal charges.

The Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren was provided the statement of probable cause and has since filed charges in Livingston County Associate Court on Joseph C. Anderson, 40, for alleged class E felony Harassment-1st degree, bond set at $25,000 cash on case #19LV-CR00527. Mr. Anderson was also charged on case #19LV-CR00529 with alleged class B misdemeanor Sexual Misconduct-1st degree, class A misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, and class A misdemeanor Assault-4th degree with additional bond set at $5,000 cash.  The felony harassment allegedly stems from the threat(s) to kill a deputy and his family. Additional charges are potentially pending.


Sheriff Steve Cox

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