Arrest photo Jesse Moses Monreal
Sometime the morning of May 19, 2020 an incident reportedly took place in Lafayette County, MO where a pickup was stolen and one of the suspects reportedly shot at the vehicle owner.
There was a sighting of the stolen vehicle in Carroll County and at some point a pursuit took place. The stolen vehicle was chased into Livingston County and apparently crashed on private property in a remote area generally described as south east of Dawn off LIV 437. Occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and it is unknown at this time where the firearm reportedly used is located.
Officers from multiple agencies converged on the area and at some point a Kia type vehicle was found and fled from law enforcement taking the pursuit through south east Livingston County into Chariton County and at some point the vehicle may have wrecked and the driver was taken into custody. We do not have that person's name or information on who all was in that vehicle but MSHP advised it was not the suspects we were looking for. That driver is believed to have been called to pick up one or more of the suspects we were searching for. That individual was reportedly taken to the Chariton County Jail.
Large areas of Livingston County were searched and we arrested Jesse M. Monreal, 35, Kansas, who was found hiding from law enforcement near LIV 437 and LIV 4304. Mr. Monreal was uncooperative with law enforcement and is now incarcerated in the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail for alleged Receiving Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest-Felony in addition to potential pending charges from multiple agencies.
Not long after this arrest two women from Kansas City area arrived in a black colored charger and were briefly detained and interviewed. They women had been summoned to the area by Mr. Monreal to pick him up. One or both may face criminal charge(s) in the future but were released today.
At the time of this press release we have not been able to find the other two suspects. Present information is we are uncertain if the other two wanted men are white or Hispanic as we have heard multiple stories. We currently do not have any photos or names of the remaining suspects to share with the public. We do not believe any of these people are from here or even this general area.
We do not know if one or both of these men are still in our area and suspect they did contact someone who may have picked them up and taken them away from here. Until we can be certain, please be extra cautious if you live or travel through the area. Keep your homes and vehicles locked and call 911 for any emergencies or dispatch at 660-646-2121 for other needs. Please report any suspicious activity. LCSO and MSHP staff will try to remain in the general area tonight. We continue to follow leads and working with other agencies on this.
Our biggest concern is the safety of you and your family!
Law enforcement from at least the following agencies were involved in this incident in Livingston County today:
Livingston County Sheriff's Office
Carroll County Sheriff's Office
Missouri State Highway Patrol
U.S. Marshalls Office
Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services
Please note that all agencies did a great job but also all of the Emergency Dispatchers should also be commended. They had a great deal of information being thrown at them on every frequency and phone line. They dealt with many agencies and even dispatch offices with the MSHP for Troop H, Troop A and Troop B in addition to trying to coordinate multiple chases.
The only good thing today is no one was injured and one in custody.
More information will be shared when possible.
Sheriff Steve Cox