LCSO has completed an investigation which began November 12 as a rural Livingston reported an adult male contacted her on social media and sent her a very personal photo. The photo was unsolicited, unwanted and unappreciated as the victim's child was also present when the image(s) came through. The suspect who is a Trenton resident had been interviewed and admitted to doing this twice, once by mistake and is on reportedly on probation for a different criminal violation. Report is being submitted to Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of charge(s).
November 14 the LCSO began investigation on identity theft and fraud. A county resident reported being contacted by a debt collection agency. Further investigation discovered a loan had been taken out, most likely from online and deposited into an account in another state. The victim was advised on steps to protect her identity and we have been working with the fraud unit for the lender. Investigation continues.
November 14 the LCSO and MSHP responded to a residence in the western part of Livingston County regarding a possible domestic violence issue and potential suicidal person. Investigation did not result in any arrest due to lacking of probable cause.
November 15 the LCSO assisted a rural resident who had concerns of improper activity with his online investments. We assisted with the investment company and the concerned citizen. Nothing has been taken from our citizen at the time of report.
November 18 the LCSO investigated an unattended death in rural Livingston County. The elderly female was home at the time of her passing and the cause of death appears to be from natural causes. The Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner's office assisted. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family, friends and other loved ones.
November 20 we concluded working with a local citizen and Joplin Police in recovering a stolen trailer. Local resident bought a trailer on a Let Go site for around $800 and later learned this was stolen from Joplin. We have taken possession of the trailer and shared all information with Joplin PD.
November 21 LCSO completed an investigation into child abuse after we learned the incident actually took place in an adjoining county. All information/evidence has been sent to that sheriff's office.
November 22 the LCSO assisted the Chillicothe Police on stolen vehicle investigations.
November 22 Administrative office had lengthy meeting with out-of-state person on requests for documents/information.
November 24 the LCSO responded to a call of a suicidal adult reportedly intoxicated and armed with a firearm. The MSHP assisted our office and an adult was ultimately taken to a treatment facility under Court order.
Most Wanted Updates:
November 22 evening, arrested Melissa L. Davis, 23, Chillicothe wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for Alleged Failure to Obey a Judge's Order on original 2 counts class D felony Forgery in violation of 570.090 RSMO. Bond set at $50,000 CASH on case #19LV-CR00589-01 with warrant dated November 22, 2019. Ms. Davis was found in a house and hiding behind a couch in Wheeling MO and then allegedly attempted to give the deputy a false name. Unfortunately Ms. Davis was arrested and incarcerated when the Livingston and Linn County Sheriff's Offices completed their fugitive investigation.
November 23 arrested Dale Marvin Barker Jr, 43, Chillicothe on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class E felony Assault-3rd degree. Bond was placed at $50,000 cash on case #19LV-CR00126-01. The Chillicothe PD and LCSO worked together to apprehend Mr. Barker.
November 14 the LCSO arrested Andrea Dawn Matranga, 49, Lees Summit on Livingston County arrest warrant when she surrendered at the LCSO and posted bond for the Speeding warrant of $145.
November 24 the LCSO checked on a reported suspicious parked vehicle near LIV 401 and LIV 402 and found a female in the vehicle to have an outstanding Clay County arrest warrant. Arrested was Patricia Jean Annette Hickock, 20, Independence was on arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on Possession of Controlled Substance. Ms. Hickock was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending extradition by the Clay County Sheriff. The male occupant left with the vehicle.
November 27 the LCSO arrested William Russel Helm, 43, when he surrendered to the LCSO on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Fail to Register as a Sex Offender violation of 589.425 RSMO. Mr. Helm posted bond and was released pending court appearance.
November 27 the LCSO arrested Troy Lloyd Murray, 38, Chillicothe on Livingston County arrest warrant #19LV-CR00571-01 for alleged Violation of Bond Condition on original class E felony Property Damage-1st Degree. Mr. Murray was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bond.
November 16 a Michigan driver was cited for 95 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville Junction.
November 17 a Nebraska driver was cited for 84 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Utica and for Driving without a Valid Driver's License.
November 20 a Brookfield driver was cited for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Wheeling.
November 21 a Chillicothe driver was cited for stop sign violations.
November 21 a Chillicothe driver was cited for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Wheeling.
The LCSO has received multiple calls from citizens upset with SCAM callers, ROBO calls and even a scam caller using the telephone number of the person being called in attempt to scam them. Unfortunately most of these call originate from overseas and even the federal government has not been able to put a stop to this harassment.
The LCSO has assisted multiple motorists, checked on the well-being of a few residents, and continue working on many open criminal and fugitive investigations.
As of November 27 at 8:00 p.m. we had 37 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail, 8 of which are female.
Sheriff Steve Cox