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September 12 an investigation in Avalon began where a small family pet was shot and killed from an air rifle. The reporting party said their grandchild was playing outside and their small dog was shot. Investigation resulted with interviewing all persons and the report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.
September 15 the LCSO investigated a report of a dog bite to a juvenile. The child was treated at HMC and is okay. Information was shared with the Livingston County Health Center.
September 17 the LCSO began an investigation
September 18 a Chillicothe woman allegedly refused to accept court papers from a deputy. The person allegedly refused to answer the door and later spoke with the deputy refusing to accept the papers. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.
September 20 the LCSO investigated an unattended death on LIV 232. An elderly male had passed away at home. Preliminary investigation suggests natural causes. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. The Coroner's office assisted with the investigation.
September 20 the LCSO responded to a domestic disturbance in the 21000 block of LIV 365. Both people had been arguing and no criminal violation took place. Both people decided to separate for the day and then work on their disagreement.
September 20 the LCSO investigated a death at a residence in Wheeling. An elderly female passed while at home from natural causes. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends.
September 21 the LCSO investigated a possible Violation of Protection Order in the Chula area. Information was collected and the person of interest was not near the children at the time of the investigation it was established the person prohibited had recently been around those he/she were ordered to remain away from. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney.
September 22 LCSO responded to a domestic disturbance at Indian Creek Lake and learned a mother and adult daughter were having a disagreement. No arrest was made due to circumstances and party was given ride to Chillicothe. Conservation Agent arrived and wrote one of the people a summons for fishing without a license.
September 25 a deputy checked on two people down in a ditch near Dawn. The female allegedly littered and left items there which turned out to be marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Subject is on probation/parole for a drug violation. Subject is being issued citation for the reported violation(s).
September 26 the LCSO responded to an urgent call for help in Lock Springs at the request of the Daviess County Sheriff. A person was allegedly waiving a knife around at a business there and acting extremely strange. The LCSO assisted and received custody of the person as we actually had a court order for the individual. The person was transported elsewhere under the court order by two LCSO staff. Fortunately no one was injured.
Most Wanted Updates:
September 16 Brookfield PD arrested Austin Tyler Fox, 18, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Burglary-2nd degree. Mr. Fox will be extradited at first opportunity.
September 16 Chillicothe Police arrested Jonathan A. Gentile, 18, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Burglary-2nd degree. Mr. Gentile is being held in lieu of bond.
September 19 the LCSO arrested Stephen Wesley Phillips, 65, Chillicothe on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony of Harassment-1st degree. Mr. Phillips was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.
September 27 Macon County Sheriff arrested Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class E felony Non-Support Total Arrears in Excess of 12 Monthly Payments Under Order of Support. Mr. Johnson has been a fugitive since April 23, 2019. Mr. Johnson will be extradited by our office once he has completed any allegations in Macon County.
September 27 added Tanner Lamar Johnson, 26, Cameron, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on original unclassified felony of Statutory Sodomy or Attempted Statutory Sodomy-Deviate Sexual Intercourse-Person Less Than 12 YOA, 566.062 RSMO. Bond set at $10,000 on case #19LV-CR00334, dated September 27, 2019.
September 27 added Chase J. Fantazia, 29, Chillicothe, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Condition on original class E felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon-Exhibiting and class D felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Bond set at $50,000 on case #19LV-CR00283-01 with warrant dated September 25, 2019.
September 20 the LCSO arrested Carol Ann Head, 49, Chillicothe when she surrendered at the LCSO on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine. Ms. Head was released on bond pending next court appearance.
September 23 the LCSO arrested Ronald Edward Morris, 61, Chillicothe on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony DWI-Aggravated Offender. Mr. Morris was released on bond pending next court appearance.
September 23 the LCSO arrested Dallas Austin Arnold, 20, Wheeling on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Condition on original class C felony Delivery of Controlled Substance. Mr. Arnold was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bond.
September 24 the LCSO arrested Jesse Allen Brock, 21, Rothville after surrendering himself at the LCSO on Daviess County arrest warrant for alleged property damage. Mr. Brock was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
September 24 the LCSO arrested Cashus Wayne Weese, 20, Chillicothe on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Excessive Speed. Mr. Weese posted the $230 cash bond and was released with a new court date.
September 12 a Marceline driver was cited for 81 in a 65.
September 12 a deputy issued a Hopkins, MO driver a citation for No Valid Driver's License.
September 14 a Richmond driver was issued a speeding citation for 25 over the speed limit.
September 15 an Excelsior Springs driver was cited for 90 in a 65.
September 16 a Kansas City driver was cited for 81 in a 65.
September 17 an Independence driver was cited for Failing to Register Vehicle Annually with DOR.
September 20 the LCSO assigned a deputy to work traffic enforcement on a Safety Grant which pays for the overtime. Various warnings and citations were issued, here are the citations:
September 20 a speeding citation was issued to a Rutledge driver for 16 over the speed limit.
September 20 a speeding citation was issued to an Illinois driver for 15 over the speed limit.
September 20 a speeding citation was issued to a Dawn driver for 21 over the speed limit on U.S. 65.
September 20 a Lees Summit driver was cited for 78 in a 65.
September 20 a Michigan driver was issued a speeding citation for 84 in a 65 and the officer also seized a small amount of marijuana from the vehicle, part of which had been recently smoked. The driver was not under the influence at the time of the stop.
September 20 the Chillicothe Police requested the assistance of Zaki and Deputy Leadbetter on a traffic stop. Our deputy identified himself to the driver of that vehicle and explained why he was there. The driver then had a change of behavior and told the deputy he has drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The police located the paraphernalia. See CPD for additional information.
September 25 Zaki and Deputy Leadbetter were summoned by LCSO to a location in the Dawn area. Zaki was helpful with the investigation.
September 25 the LCSO extradited George Joe Cunningham, 28, Kansas City from the Platte County Sheriff on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on class E felony Non-Support, Total Arrears in Excess of 12 Monthly Payments Due Under Court Order. Mr. Cunningham is being taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bond.
Periodically over the last several days members of the LCSO went through extensive firearm qualifications which included our deputy weapon (40 caliber), .223 Rifles, Shotgun, and off-duty firearm(s).
September 21 Detective Ryan Ford had the honor of leading the Chula Parade. A significant amount of candy and other items were given to many in attendance.
September 25 we had 11 detainees in Associate Court for mandatory Court appearance. These detainees were being held DDRJ and some in Caldwell County Jail.
September 26 a fugitive was arrested by St. Joe Police. LCSO will extradite Ronald James Brockus, 68, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class A felony Child Molestation-1st degree with Victim Less Than 12 Years of Age. Bond was set at $50,000 cash and Brockus will be transferred to DDRJ at first opportunity.
September 27 Sheriff Cox had the honor to assist the Chillicothe Police in leading the Homecoming Parade.
The LCSO currently has 22 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
The LCSO has a significant number of on-going criminal investigations and fugitive investigations. The last two weeks we have experienced several complete blackout periods when no one from our office was able to respond to assist people. We have also had an extensive amount of Court and other statutory obligations. We have responded to many calls for service over the last two weeks and assisted other agencies on everything from well-being checks, traffic accidents, EMS calls, child protection and assisting stranded persons/motorists.
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.