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LCSO recently stopped a vehicle on U.S. 36 for excessive speed and immediately noticed the vehicle contained marijuana. The Minnesota driver was complaint with the investigation which resulted in the seizure of high grade marijuana, item(s) marked with having THC potency of 91.164% and drug paraphernalia. The driver was cited for drug paraphernalia violation and released with a court date.
LCSO has completed an investigation of burglary to a business and stealing. On March 27 a Kansas City man was arrested by the Chillicothe Police and released on that matter pending court appearance. The suspect's vehicle had been towed by a local towing company. LCSO later began investigation as that suspect's vehicle had been removed from their property without paying. Further investigation shows the suspect allegedly illegally entered the building and removed keys and removed his vehicle from the property. We are now applying for an arrest warrant of the suspect.
March 27 LCSO began investigation of potential Stalking and Harassment of a citizen in rural Livingston County. Victim reports estranged husband is suspect and he resides in another county. The reported victim is concerned this person is stalking and harassing her. Interviews have taken place and at this time the matter remains under investigation.
March 29 LCSO investigated an incident on LIV 226 where landowner reported unusual vehicle parked near end of his property. The subject drove off after being contacted by the land owner. The next morning the land owner found a gate had been unlatched, opened and partially taken off the hinges. Investigation continues.
April 06 LCSO recovered a lost license plate and that item has been returned to the rightful owner.
April 11 LCSO investigated a dog bite incident where a juvenile was treated at HMC for injuries. The animal owner is cooperating with the incident and the Livingston County Health Department has properly been notified.
LCSO has been investigating a report of forgery where multiple items have allegedly been forged. Investigation continues.
LCSO has further investigated an incident where a vehicle nearly hit other vehicles on U.S. 36. The report has been updated with additional information and is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney. This stems from an incident in February where a federal fugitive carrying quantity of methamphetamine ran from law enforcement in Linn County and into Livingston County.
April 14 LCSO responded to reported domestic violence incident with possible suicidal person. Investigation did not result in any arrest as no altercation took place. Additional services offered for one person.
April 15 LCSO began investigation of alleged sex offender registration violation. Matter remains active.
April 15 LCSO began investigation of damage to property in western Livingston County. Person of interest is being contacted for interview.
Most Wanted Updates:
Added April 15, 2020:
Amanda Raye Burns, 38, Bethany, MO wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class E felony of Conspiracy to Possess Controlled Substance. Bond set at $25,000 on case #17LV-CR-00481-01.
Justin Lonnie Martin, 21, unknown address, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey Judge's Order on Bond Conditions on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond set at $10,000 on case #20LV-CR00158.
Patrick Devin Cox, 33, Trenton, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class E felony of Violation of Protection Order for Adult-2nd offense. Bond set at $25,000 on case #19LV-CR00163-01.
Nicholas A. Sturm, 32, Chillicothe, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey Judge's Order on Bond Conditions on original class C felony Trafficking Drugs-2nd degree. Bond set at $25,000 on case #20LV-CR00002.
Nicholas Paul Hagler, 26, Liberty, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey Judge's Order on Bond Conditions on original class D felony Tampering with Motor Vehicle-1st degree. Bond set at $15,000 on case #19LV-CR00671.
Remains off duty per DVM request at this time due to injury received during an incident in March and was most recently seen by the vet on April 15, 2020. We anticipate Zaki possibly seeing a DVM in Columbia MO in the near future.
April 01 a Topeka Kansas driver was cited for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near the Chillicothe city limits.
April 14 LCSO stopped motorist on Highway 36 at Wheeling Junction for 90 in a 65. Kansas City Kansas driver was cited for speeding.
April 14 a Rutledge driver was cited for 86 in a 65 on U.S. 36.
April 15 LCSO sheriff witnessed a pickup driving reckless, speeding, and making unsafe passes on U.S. 36 near Wheeling and stopped the Texas driver for 88 in a 65. Stop investigation resulted in issuing a speeding citation and warnings for other violations.
April 09 LCSO applied for $345.96 of costs in the certificate of deliver of prisoners to the Missouri Department of Corrections in St. Joseph. Four male detainees were delivered under court orders. The costs are to be paid to Livingston County from the Missouri Department of Corrections.
April 10 LCSO applied for $501.90 of costs in the certificate of delivery of prisoners to the Missouri Department of Corrections in Vandalia. Two female detainees were delivered under court order. The costs are to be paid to Livingston County from the Missouri Department of Corrections.
LCSO has dealt with multiple different reports on animals being at large, livestock out, dog issues, and working one complaint of animal neglect.
Last week the LCSO had a new telephone system installed in our facility. This system is one the county commission went with for the entire county and works off the internet. This will save the county money.
Currently the LCSO has 18 people in custody, 6 of which are female detainees.
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.