November 23 a Livingston County Jury heard testimony and viewed evidence from a residential burglary investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office in August 2014. That burglary took place north of Wheeling and 7 firearms were stolen from the unoccupied home. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident and subsequently executed a search warrant at a home in Chillicothe where 6 of the stolen firearms were recovered. The LCSO recovered the 7th stolen firearm was from a residence in the Avalon/Hale area.
Presiding Circuit Judge Thomas N. Chapman presided over the 1-day trial of State of Missouri versus Jeremy Buch who was charged with 3 felony allegations being Burglary 2nd Degree, Stealing Firearm(s), and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (being a felon in possession).
Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren prosecuted the case. Testimony came from the victim and a family member who reported the crime, 2 past LCSO deputies and 2 current LCSO members testified as did the accomplice who aided Mr. Buch in the burglary/theft. That witness had previously pled guilty and is now on parole for his punishment in the crime. Mr. Buch was represented by the Missouri Public Defenders Office.
The jury found Mr. Buch guilty of all 3 felony allegations. Mr. Buch remains in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending post-trial motions and sentencing.