June 14 around 9:16 p.m. LCSO responded to a call of two people in a building and believed these people had no right to be there. The two suspects then drove through a ditch and fields to get away from the person reporting to law enforcement. Officers found the vehicle south east of Chillicothe but could not locate the occupants. Zaki was summoned to the scene and alerted on the vehicle for odor of drug(s) but was unable to get a track on either person. Later LCSO received call the people had been to a rural residence and the female was allowed to make a phone call and they left. The female was located and taken to the LCSO. The male suspect was found later and taken to the LCSO. It was determined the two had authority to be in the building at the time of the original call and fled for unknown reason. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia and ammunition. The male is on probation for felony drug violation and misdemeanor assault. Both were released pending review of possible charges from the prosecutor.
June 14 LCSO responded to a location on LIV 216 as a neighbor reported people on adjoining property shooting in the direction of where he and his livestock are. Another party called to report they have a church group at the other location and are shooting clay pigeons with shotguns. Deputy reported alleged threat was made by one person to the neighboring person. The group agreed to shoot in a different direction to avoid any potential problem.
LCSO has completed a child sex offense investigation. The incident allegedly involved 2 young juveniles. The matter has been hot-lined, forensic interviews have taken place, witnesses have been interviewed and the matter is being turned over to the juvenile office.
LCSO has completed a child abuse investigation which began in May 2020. It is undetermined at this time if any crime took place in Livingston County. Information has been shared with another county as potential for criminal violation taking place in that jurisdiction.
June 21 LCSO responded to a report of domestic disturbance on LIV 422. Investigation shows male and female had been arguing from issue when they were floating on the river. No arrest made due to lack of probable cause. Couple separated for the evening.
June 21 LCSO began an investigation of auto theft form the area of Highway BB and LIV 210. Vehicle stolen was a 2017 Ford F-250 crew cab that is charcoal gray in color. Vehicle had "Butterfield Associates Grain Inc. Meadville MO"on the side and a long horn decal in the back window. Car thief was possibly accompanied by another person in a bright blue Ford Escort. Investigation continues.
June 24 began an investigation at a residence in Wheeling of damage to a window screen and concern someone gained entry into the home. Additional investigation is continuing.
Most Wanted Updates:
Arrested June 16, Amber Kay Berglund, 33 was arrested in Rock County, Minnesota on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on class C felony Passing Bad Checks-$500 or more/No Account. Bond was set at $100,000 and warrant dated July 2019. LCSO will extradite at first opportunity once extradition has been waived.
Added June 17, Jeffery Dwaine Morris, 47, Cameron wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine. Bond set at $15,000 with warrant dated May 27, 2020.
June 24 added Zachary Ryan Kerns, 32, Independence, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged 4 counts class B felony Possession of Child Pornography. Bond denied by the Court with warrant dated June 22, 2020.
June 22 LCSO arrested Adam Daniel Caudill, 33, Wheeling on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Stealing-$750 or more. Bond set at $20,000 on case #18LV-CR00264-01.
June 24 LCSO extradited Tyler Roy Summers, 25, Villa Ridge, MO from the Franklin County Sheriff on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original class E felony Harassment-1st degree. Mr. Summers transported to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.
June 24 LCSO extradited Cheyenne Hershey, 39, from the Cooper County Sheriff on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Possession of Controlled Substance. Ms. Hershey was taken to the DDRJ in lieu of bond.
June 24 LCSO arrested Steven Shareil Jones, 40, Kansas City on a Federal arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on an original Weapons offense. Mr. Jones was taken to the Caldwell County Jail as they hold federal detainees.
June 12 an Independence driver received 3 citations being excessive speed 78 in a 65, no auto insurance and driving while revoked/suspended.
June 20 a Florida driver was cited for excessive speed of 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mooresville.
June 21 a Warrensburg driver was cited for excessive speed 79 in a 60 on U.S. 65 at LIV 351.
June 25 a Michigan driver was cited for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Utica.
June 18 LCSO had our M.U.L.E.S. annual audit with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and all went well. We learned about new updates and requirements.
Since late last week Sheriff Cox has received many online messages and emails from people requesting a deputy be terminated for making threatening comments about people on social media. The information sent was wrongfully thought to be the Livingston County Sheriff's Office in MISSOURI. Sheriff Cox has spoken with the proper Livingston County Sheriff's Office in another state that actually employs that individual and made that office aware of the matter. The sheriff in that state needed to know what had been posted so he/she could address the problem.
June 22 registered offender Michael Sanders reported moving from Livingston County, Missouri to Saline County, Missouri.
June 22 registered offender Lorraine S. Hatfield reported moving from Utica to 200 block Church Street, Chillicothe, MO.
June 25 several from the LCSO attended retirement reception for CPD Sergeant John Valbracht.
June 26 currently the LCSO has 35 detainees in custody.
LCSO is continuing with many on-going criminal investigations, assisting other law enforcement agencies and working fugitive investigations.
Sheriff Steve Cox
NOTE: All persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of Law. An arrest, arrest warrant and/or pre-trial incarceration are merely allegations and nothing more.