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On August 30, a detainee in the Livingston County Jail was allegedly upset and threatening staff.  The detainee was told numerous times to cease his aggressive actions, stance, and actions.  After continuing to refuse to comply with directives and cease his aggressive actions, the jail administrator used the department issued Taser on the suspect.  The Taser activation permitted the situation to be halted long enough to render the situation safe.  The detainee was moved to maximum security and interviewed by the chief deputy.  The investigation shows when Chief Deputy Lightner interviewed the detainee about his actions the detainee made it clear of his continued desire to physically harm our employee.  The detainee allegedly reported to Chief Deputy Lightner that when he is released from prison his intentions are to hunt down our employee.  We are forwarding this investigation report to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of criminal charges.  The suspect has since been returned to the Department of Corrections and they too have been notified of the situation and allegations.


On August 30, we began an investigation of a report of property damage and burglary to a home in Mooresville.  Victim reported being gone when unknown person(s) forced entry into the residence.  The suspect(s) caused damage to the door and frame in addition to damaging other items inside the home.  Investigation continues.

On September 02, 2012, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office investigated a report of domestic assault in the 2000 block of Highway K, Chula,Missouri.  The investigation resulted in the arrest of Jason Strouse of Chula for allegedly assaulting a female by placing a rope around her neck and choking her.  On September 3, 2012, an arrest warrant was issued for Strouse for 2nd Degree Domestic Assault with a $10,000 dollar cash only bond.  During the investigation we were assisted by members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

On September 02, we began an investigation of trespassing at a private hunting cabin located in the 18000 block of Liv 242.  Victim reported unknown person(s) entered his cabin and disturbed various things.  Investigation continues.

On the night of September 03, we assisted the Chillicothe Police with an investigation of an armed man who was reported to be suicidal.

On September 03, a deputy investigated a report of peace disturbance on Liv 228.  The investigation shows the female is in process of moving from a residence and allegedly used improper language at another person in the home.  The situation was settled for the day. 

On September 03, we investigated a report of trash dumping on Liv 232.  Unknown person(s) dumped dead goats and other items onto the creek bed.  Investigation continues.


J.A. Nickell  On August 24, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Jason Allen Nickell, 26, Chillicothe, for alleged failing to appear in Court on an original charge of Making a False Declaration, class B misdemeanor. 


  On August 28, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Caleb Drew Ott, 25, Cameron, for alleged class C felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.


On August 30, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Scott Matthew Jennerich, 34, Shawnee KS, for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original charge of Statutory Sodomy 2nd Degree.  Bond was placed at $100,000 cash.


  On September 04, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Christina Lea Kennedy, 26, Chillicothe, for the alleged Probation Violation on original conviction of class C felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.


On Labor Day Sheriff Cox represented the LCSO in the Wheeling parade.


We currently have 39 people in custody at the Livingston County Jail, 10 of which are female detainees.


If you have any information of these or other crimes then please call us at 660-646-0515.





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