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Vehicle Pursuit Ends at Livingston County Courthouse



Monday, July 24, 2023 about 2:34 p.m. LCSO Deputy Taylor West was east bound on U.S. 36 and LIV 251 when she checked a westbound red truck consistently driving 90 mph in a 65 and passing all other traffic.  Deputy West engaged the emergency lights and siren on the marked patrol vehicle and noted the suspect vehicle gained speed in attempt to get away from being stopped.

The vehicle turned north from 36 onto Mitchell Avenue and continued speeding going north, nearly striking a citizens vehicle as it turned west onto E. Third Street, suspect continued to Edgerton where it turned north and then went west on Herriman, north on Martin, west on Clay Street and avoided Chief Deputy Michael Claypole who had stop sticks deployed and then went north on Easton, west on Jackson, north on Elm, west on Webster and then stopped in the south end of the east Livingston County Courthouse Parking lot.  A male quickly exited the vehicle at which time officers arrested Sean Wesley Dabney, 46, Kirksville.

Mr. Dabney claimed he was late for his child support case at court and was only looking for a safe place to stop.  Mr. Dabney reportedly admitted knowing the deputy was attempting to stop him and had no answers as to why every other motorist was yielding to our emergency vehicle but him.

Mr. Dabney was processed at the Law Enforcement Center for alleged Excessive Speed of 90 in a 65, Resisting Arrest/Detention/Stop by flight, Failing to Stop at Stop Sign.  Mr. Dabney is scheduled to appear in Livingston County Associate Court on July 24, 2023.


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.