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Recent DWI and Drug Investigations by LCSO


September 07 the LCSO responded to a call of a possible intoxicated driver on U.S. 36. A deputy located the suspected vehicle at the south end of Chillicothe and stopped the vehicle for alleged excessive speed. Further investigation resulted in the arrest of Michelle Lee Alterauge, 37, Excelsior Springs, MO for alleged Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Suspended and Excessive Speed. Ms. Alterauge was processed and released on summons.

September 08 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged stealing controlled substance from a local care facility by an employee. A deputy had located the suspect in a vehicle off the roadway near Utica on U.S. 36 and the person had allegedly worked at the care facility the previous night. During this time the facility became concerned they were missing 2 scheduled prescription medications that had been secured at the facility. Investigation ended up with the arrest and incarceration of Phillip Brent Bruce, 53, Kingston and Livingston County arrest warrant being issued for the alleged two felony counts of Stealing Controlled Substance. Mr. Bruce has since been released from the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on bond.

September 13 the LCSO checked on an adult in the early morning hours sitting by a locked car along a gravel road in the northwest part of Livingston County. The person claimed to have been rock hunting when it was daylight and had locked themselves out of their vehicle. Person reportedly had some unusual items with them that could have been used to ingest drug(s). Suspect reported they had taken these items with them while rock hunting. The crime lab will determine if anything illegal is present. No arrest made.

September 14 about 10:30 p.m. Deputy Williams checked a vehicle on U.S. 36 at 113 in a 65. Further investigation resulted in the arrest of Jacob E. Denton, 21, Chillicothe for alleged DWI and Excessive Speed. Mr. Denton was processed and released on summons to appear October 23, 2019.

September 17 Detective Ford came on duty at 7 a.m. and when headed out of Chillicothe for work purpose he observed a Ford Explorer allegedly committing multiple traffic offenses including speeding. Once the vehicle stopped at South and Samuel the investigation quickly turned to alleged DWI under Drugs. LCSO arrested Delfred Ashbaker, 34, Bucklin for the alleged DWI under Drugs and other traffic offenses. Mr. Ashbaker was processed and released to a responsible person with his citations.


Sheriff Steve Cox


Note: 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.

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