LIVINGSTON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
October 03, 2011
Sheriff Steve Cox
1. Last week a defendant in Court was ordered to provide a urine sample for drug testing. Deputy Chris Mueller was assigned to help complete the task. Once the defendant and deputy were in the restroom and Deputy Mueller provided with specimen cup to the individual, he subsequently handed it back to Deputy Mueller. Our deputy then explained he was not going to hold the cup for him and the defendant said he understood but instead asked Deputy Mueller to provide the sample, claiming that his was not going to be good. Deputy Mueller declined the opportunity and the subsequent testing was allegedly positive for Methamphetamine, Opiates, and Marijuana.
2. On September 30, we began an investigation of property damage to a fence in the 6000 block of U.S. 65. Unknown person(s) damaged fence which appears to have been knocked down/over.
3. We recently extradited Tommy John Sebree, 21, Moore Oklahoma, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony drug violation, bond of $10,000 cash. Mr. Sebree was extradited from the State of Oklahoma.
4. On September 21, a Chula resident brought in a gold colored bicycle to our office that apparently had been abandoned in Chula.
5. On September 28, we began an investigation of reported animal neglect/abuse where a resident was alleged to have locked a pit bull in a trailer house and left the dog without proper food and water. The property owner reported he permitted the suspect to stay at this location for one night and had requested the dog be tied outside. Apparently the animal had been inside the residence for several days and the owner was not immediately located. A report has been sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of criminal charges. Investigation continues.
6. On October 2nd we responded to a call in the southern part of Livingston County of a male reporting he confronted two men who had stolen his firearms. A deputy and MSHP trooper responded and the matter remains under investigation at this time.
7. On September 29, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Mark Dewayne Huff, 49, Chillicothe, for alleged class D felony of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Intoxicated Person with bond initially placed at $10,000. This case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
8. On September 30, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Kevin Lee Case, 41, Chillicothe, for alleged Bond Supervision Violation on original charges of felony stealing and misdemeanor trespassing with bond of $25,000 cash and a second warrant for alleged DWI/Drug Intoxication-Persistent Offender, bond $20,000 cash.
9. On September 28, we began an investigation of a reported assault in Utica. The victim reported a suspect came to her residence and struck her when she opened the door. Investigation continues.
10. On Sunday night we responded to a call in Utica of alleged window peeker(s). No one was found on arrival but we are asking the residents of Utica to be alert to this call.
11. Last week the Livingston County Sheriffs Office hosted a Missouri Sheriffs Zone meeting at the meeting room of BTC Bank in Chillicothe. There were 13 Missouri Sheriffs in attendance where state and local information and legal matters was discussed. We wish to thank BTC for their hospitality and to Hy-Vee for catering a wonderful lunch.
12. This morning we extradited a male from the Caldwell County Jail on a mandatory Court appearance and we are picking up a juvenile male in Adair County for a Court appearance this afternoon. We expect the juvenile to be certified as an adult in a criminal matter and will then be housed in the Livingston County Jail.
13. This morning we transported 6 detainees to Circuit Court before Judge Thomas Chapman for Criminal Law Day.
14. Currently we have 37 persons in custody at the Livingston County Jail, 8 of which are female detainees.
15. LCSO staff has remained very busy on criminal investigations, calls for service, checking the well being of citizens at home and along the roadway, responded to traffic and drunk driver complaints, assisted other agencies, and helped corral livestock that was out.
16. If you have any information on these or other crimes, please call us at 660-646-0515.