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Fugitive Apprehended After Foot Chase



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(LCSO file photo of Nicholas A. Duckworth)


This morning in Associate Circuit Court in Livingston County the bond supervision employee spoke with a person that had appeared in court about a drug screen.  The male gave an answer and then asked further about drug use and being told the person was being directed to submit to a urine sample the man fled from the Courthouse. 

Early this afternoon Livingston County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) received arrest warrants from the Associate Court for Nicholas Allen Duckworth, 29, Chillicothe for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance, Failure to Appear in Court on class A misdemeanor Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear in Court on class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance, total bond of $25,000.

A short while later 2 deputies responded to the area of 100 block of Mitchell in Chillicothe in attempt to serve these warrants when 1 deputy made eye contact with Mr. Duckworth who instantly fled on foot from the officers.  The deputies were able to pin him into a block area and one or more citizens were helpful in pointing out Duckworth's direction of travel on foot but we were unable to see the suspect enter any home.

Several Chillicothe Police Officers responded to assist and multiple homes were searched for the suspect.  Mr. Duckworth was found hiding in a second home and taken into custody without further incident.  CPD detained an additional male for a short while (see CPD for additional information.)

Mr. Duckworth was taken to the Law Enforcement Center and processed then transported to Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.  Additional report of Resisting Arrest by Flight will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

Good job by all involved including E-911 Dispatchers!


Sheriff Steve Cox

Note:  All people are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of Law.  An arrest, arrest warrant and/or incarceration is merely an allegation and nothing more.