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On February 01 about 1021 a.m. we began an investigation of felony assault with a weapon, kidnapping, and endangering the welfare of a child.  The incident allegedly began in another county and led through Carroll County and into Livingston County.  A Livingston County deputy found the vehicle and took the male suspect into custody.  The female was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.  The juvenile was physically unharmed and taken into protective custody.  The investigation with the Carroll County Sheriff alleges the suspect vehicle and driver had been traveling at excessive speeds about 100mph, threatening to hit on coming traffic, physically assaulting the adult female in the car, and subsequently stabbing her in the upper leg area resulting in serious injury, threats of murdering the woman, juvenile, and another family member, and possession of illegal drug(s) and drug paraphernalia by the suspect.  We arrested Christopher Ryan Carpenter, 37, Independence, for alleged Kidnapping, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and DWI under drugs.  Mr. Carpenter was released to the Carroll County Sheriff for their formal charges as the alleged stabbing and other crimes took place in Carroll County.  Mr. Carpenter remains in the custody of the Carroll County Sheriff and a report is being submitted to Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren for consideration of formal criminal charges being filed here.

The members of the Carroll and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office did an excellent job in working together to resolve this multi county crime scene and incident.


On February 06 we began an investigation where a few storage units in the western part of Livingston County were broken into and items stolen from at least one unit.  Some of the items missing include a 4 drawer tool box, various tools, impact tools, amplifier, and speaker box.  Investigation continues.


On February 06 we searched a residence east of Chillicothe after a person in charge of checking the home for the owner who is currently out of state noticed things out of place and possibly heard someone in the home.  No forced entry was found and the home was not occupied at the time of our search.  At the time of the report no property was found missing from the home.


On February 03 we completed an investigation on an attempted burglary in Ludlow.  We had recently found a Braymer man walking around Ludlow in a suspicious nature.  We found no probable cause to arrest the subject and gave him a ride to Carroll County.  We later learned of a possible attempted burglary at a residence in Ludlow where this person is the primary suspect.  A report is being submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of charges.


On February 01 we responded to a report of an attempted suicide in Chula.  The individual was treated at a medical facility.


On January 31 we investigated a report of a possible attempted suicide in Chula.


We are currently holding 38 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.


On Monday evening Sheriff Cox attended the Ludlow town meeting where area information was exchanged.


Last Friday Sheriff Cox attended a Rotary Club meeting and gave a presentation on current events and the Livingston County Jail.

Last weeks poll question on our website was “Have you signed up to receive alerts via text message or email on our website?”  Of those that responded 42.9% said they were unaware they could, 32.1% said they had, and 25% said they did not.


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

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