ATTEMPTED ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY:
We are currently investigating an alleged attempted escape from confinement this week at the Livingston County Jail. On Sunday night at lockdown one male detainee allegedly bolted out of the cell area and ran down the hallway as the detention officer was about to lock down the male detainees in that cell block. Locked security doors prevented that man from exiting the jail portion of the building. An investigation report and video evidence are being completed and the report will be submitted to Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren for consideration of additional charges on the suspect.
The sheriff has since ordered the entire jail be on maximum security lock down. Meaning every detainee has 23 hours a day of lock down in their individual pods and one hour of scheduled recreation in the cell block day room daily.
On the night of July 04, two men escaped from confinement of the Livingston County Jail and information points toward these two having made a practice attempt prior to the July 4th incident. For the safety and security for our citizens, community, staff, and detainees, we have viewed this as an attempted escape or practice run to test a relatively new detention officer to actually escape from confinement. Therefore, we are taking no chances and raised the facility to maximum security at least pending further investigation. This is for all detainees in the jail facility so that we are continuing to follow the constitution and treat all our detainees equally.
TWO BURGLARS SENTENCED TO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS:
Jeremy and Jeremiah Orona both pled guilty to class C felony of Burglary 2nd Degree and were sentenced to 5 years each in the Missouri Dept. of Corrections to run consecutive to all other counts. Both the Orona brothers were involved in a home invasion at a location on Route V east of Chillicothe in April 2012. A total of 5 people were arrested and charged in relation to this incident.
SEVERAL INMATES APPEAR IN CIRCUIT COURT LAW DAY:
Today we had 18 detainees from the Livingston County Jail appear before the Honorable Thomas Chapman in Livingston County Circuit Court.
We currently have 45 people in custody at the Livingston County Jail, 10 of which are female detainees.