The LCSO is working investigating a major residential burglary in the 18000 block of U.S. 65 Highway. Around 5:00 a.m. on March 10, occupants awoke at the sound of an intruder in their home. One resident confronted a man described about 6’1” in height wearing jeans and a grey colored hoody inside the home. The suspect fled out the door and entered a newer white or light colored VW Passat type car. The suspect vehicle drove through the victims yard in fleeing the area and headed south on U.S. 65.
Victim is missing a variety of items which includes ammunition and firearm(s). The suspect had also placed additional items in a location to carry out. This was all done while the occupants were sleeping.
Our staff has been following several leads but we are asking for information from the public for additional leads. Keep in mind that all home invasions are a violent crime and the level of danger is compounded when the occupants are home.
Area residents are being targeted for scams. Several have received calls from a person with a foreign accent claiming they are with the IRS or other Federal agency and that they will be arrested or raided in a matter of minutes if they do not comply with requests for information on the phone. Of course the information is for personal and financial data or occasionally for someone to wire or send money. These are all scams and no one has recently reported being a victim.
We have completed an investigation of a local registered sex offender allegedly not being truthful in mandatory compliance with registration. A report is being submitted to Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren for consideration.
Recently Deputies, assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol were dispatched to a fight in progress at a business in Avalon. Upon our arrival Deputies found signs that a large fight had taken place and a witness had sustained injuries while breaking up the fight. According to witness a fight broke out between several individuals but none of the citizens including the one injured witness wished to identify anyone involved and cooperate with the investigation.
On February 22, a Deputy issued Travis W. Walker a Missouri State summons for exceeding the posted speed limit by 20-25 miles per hours, traveling 43mph in a 20mph speed zone near the intersection of Highway D and 2nd Street in Ludlow.
On March 1, a Deputy investigated a complaint of a property damage of a motor vehicle that occurred in the 1300 block of Green Street in Chillicothe. During the investigation the Deputy learned the property damage was from the result of a fight between two adult males from Chillicothe. Both individual refused to prosecute or further cooperate with the investigation. As a result Colton G. Duncan of Chillicothe was issued a Missouri State Summons for alleged Driving While Suspended.
On March 2, a Deputy assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a 911 call of a domestic disturbance in progress 5700 block of LIV 251. As a result of the investigation it was discovered this was a verbal argument and no signs of a physical assault were found.
On March 5, a Deputy was dispatched to the 400 block of Main Street in reference to a complaint of a vicious dog. As a result of the investigation Michael J. Stoddard was issued a Missouri State Summons for Animal Abuse for failing to maintain adequate control of the animal.
March 10 a deputy stopped a vehicle in Utica as he was aware the driver had an outstanding warrant. Deputy Ford arrested Jeffrey Don McCoy, 35, on the Dekalb County arrest warrant for alleged Bad Check violation. Mr. McCoy was also issued a citation for alleged driving while suspended.
March 11 we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Shawn Randolph Myers, 41, Chillicothe, for alleged Probation Violation on original class C felony Sex Offender Registration Violation. Mr. Myers was transferred to DDCRJ in lieu of $2,500 bond.
The LCSO has remained diligent in working these and many other on-going investigations.
We currently have 39 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 7 of which are female detainees.
Last week in Livingston County Circuit Court the following people were sentenced to Missouri Department of Corrections. Judge Thomas Chapman presided over Court and Adam Warren handled the prosecution for Livingston County. The LCSO is responsible to subsequently cause delivery of these same persons to prison:
Michael Ryan Gatson, 33, Chillicothe, Possession Controlled Substance
CODS - DOC 120 day treatment
Matthew Paul Tracy, 22, Brookfield, Stealing, CODS - DOC 120 day treatment
Anthony James Brown, 39, Chillicothe, Manufacturing Controlled Substance,
10 years DOC to run consecutive
Wesley David Coke, 37, Linneus, Tampering 1st, 5 years DOC to run consecutive
Cody E. Bradford, 33, K.C., MO., Tampering w/ Motor Vehicle, 3 years DOC to run consecutive to Resisting Arrest with 3 years DOC
Matthew J.R. Lohman, 27, Laclede, Stealing, 2 years DOC to run consecutive
Shawn A. Pena, 31, Maple Park, IL, Stealing, 3 years DOC to run consecutive
Leon E. Smith, 49, Chillicothe, Dist. Controlled Substance, 6 years DOC to run
Aaron M. Anderson, 37, Chillicothe, Statutory Rape 2nd, 7 years DOC to run consecutive.