Incidents, Arrests and MORE Public Information
March 09 LCSO began investigation of theft of several hundred dollars, credit/debit cards and wallet from a man in Livingston County. Further investigation took place at location in Wheeling and interview(s) were conducted. LCSO has completed investigation and report is being submitted to prosecuting attorney for consideration.
March 13 LCSO and Chillicothe Police responded to a call regarding a possible suicidal person armed with a handgun. The situation was defused and interviews took place. Investigation and interviews helped yield best course of action which included speaking with counselor and back on medications. LCSO notified CIT of contact.
March 14 at 10:18 p.m. LCSO was summoned to assist the Chillicothe Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol at a local gas station with a very disruptive customer. The deputy reported the male was angry over a fuel card not working and reportedly refused to leave the business and was yelling at employee(s). The man refused to cooperate with law enforcement and the individual was ultimately identified by his fingerprint(s). The man was not wanted and the business demanded he leave. The Michigan man was escorted off the property.
March 16 at 12:51 a.m. LCSO responded to an address in Chula regarding an elderly male who had not been heard from in several days. Deputies had to make entry into the home and found the elderly male deceased. Coroner's office was summoned to the scene and preliminary investigation suggests the gentleman passed from natural causes. Investigation continues.
March 17, Chief Deputy Michael Claypole was in Court when the Judge remanded Kurt Mitchell Bohonsky, 32, Chillicothe back into our custody for allegedly not following bond requirements on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) charge that he was out on bond for. Upon searching Mr. Bohonsky our deputy found a baggie with meth on his person. Mr. Bohonsky was transferred to DDRJ in lieu of bond and arrest. Incident report being submitted to prosecuting attorney for consideration of additional charge.
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March 08 (prior to the above March 17 entry) LCSO arrested Kurt Mitchell Bohonsky, 32, Chillicothe, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and transferred him to DDRJ in lieu of bond.
March 04 LCSO arrested Anna Katherine Wader, 18, Carrollton, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Mr. Wader was transferred to DDRJ in lieu of bond.
March 04 LCSO arrested Brett Michael Keith, 36, Chillicothe, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine. Mr. Keith was transferred to DDRJ in lieu of bond.
March 04 LCSO arrested Charles Spencer Henson, 30, Breckenridge, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Register as a Sex Offender-2nd offense with bond set at $50,000. Mr. Henson saw the Circuit Judge and was remanded into the custody of the LCSO. Mr. Henson was transferred to DDRJ in lieu of bond.
March 05 at 10:39 a.m. LCSO arrested Joseph Alan Vargas, 22, Chillicothe, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class C felony Delivery of Controlled Substance. Mr. Vargas was transferred to DDRJ in lieu of bond.
March 05 at 4:33 p.m. Chief Deputy Claypole stopped a vehicle on U.S. 36 near Utica for 83 in a 65 and upon contact with the driver could smell the odor of drugs. Further investigation resulted in a speeding citation, the seizure of controlled substance(s) and drug paraphernalia. Arrested was Nicholas Edward Stovall, 28, Indiana for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Mr. Stovall was transferred to DDRJ and charged in Livingston County Associate Court with the class D felony and released on bond March 08, 2021.
March 13 at 5:11 p.m. a deputy was in Wheeling and spotted a vehicle with the driver known to not have a license. The vehicle was stopped on U.S. 36 and subsequently arrested Ezra Alexis Eads, 53, Wheeling for alleged Driving While Revoked. Mr. Eads was processed at the LCSO and released on a summons.
March 13 at 9:45 p.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle on LIV 233 after being dispatched to a careless and imprudent driver. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Lane Michael Clark, 26, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Intoxicated under Drugs. Mr. Clark was processed and released on a summons.
March 16 at 2:07 p.m. LCSO arrested Ronald Edward Morris, 62, Chillicothe at the Livingston County Courthouse at the direction of the Judge for Contempt of Court. The Court sentenced Mr. Morris to 2 days in jail for the contempt for intentionally lying to the court. Mr. Morris was transferred to DDRJ.
Earlier this week Deputy Leadbetter made a vehicle stop late at night on 36 highway on a car that was being driven as if the driver was impaired or falling asleep. The vehicle was occupied by two men from Chicago and were returning to Chicago from Kansas City. Several things made the deputy believe a separate crime was taking place and assistance was given by Chillicothe Police. Zaki alerted on the vehicle for the odor of drug(s). A search of the vehicle revealed marijuana, a hidden compartment in the trunk commonly that appeared recently used to transport a large amount of drugs and/or currency, in addition to an Uzi firearm and ammunition. Investigation suggests occupant(s) are gang affiliates in Chicago with one man having a very violent arrest history including for homicide. The other occupant had no criminal record and claimed ownership of everything in the vehicle, however due totality of the circumstances the firearm, ammunition and drugs were seized. LCSO is working with NITRO-ATF Task Force on further investigation of this incident.
March 10 at 10:26 a.m. a Texas driver was cited for 84 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Highway C.
March 15 at 5:40 a.m. a Wichita driver was cited for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near the Airport.
March 17 at 10:35 a.m. an Independence driver was cited for 78 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Mooresville. This person had just received an SIS-Probation on a criminal case in Court and was in a rush to get back to Independence. Warning was issued for expired October 2020 license.
March 17 at 11:13 a.m. a Kirksville driver was cited for 88 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Mitchell Road. This person reported they were in a hurry to get back to Kansas City.
Currently the LCSO has 39 people in custody.
Chief Deputy Michael Claypole recently attended the Wheeling town meeting where area information was exchanged.
LCSO has remained short-handed this month with as many as 2 sworn officers off on extended medical leave at the same time and one vacant position.
LCSO has remained busy on various on-going criminal and fugitive investigations.
If you have any information on these or other crimes please call us at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121 or submit a non-urgent TIP through our website at www.livcoso.org
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.