August 01 through 03, 2017 the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was in charge of a lengthy jury trial with regard to Courthouse and Courtroom security, and prisoner transportation. The case was a change of venue from Caldwell County for the alleged crime of Kidnapping.
The defendant did not testify and after lengthy deliberation the jury acquitted the adult male on this allegation. What the jury had not been able to hear as evidence or testimony is the suspect had been convicted of Forcible Rape in October 2015 in Boone County, Missouri.
The defendant in this case has since been returned to the Missouri Department of Corrections to continue serving his 15-year sentence from the Boone County conviction.
The jurors did a good job of paying attention and following the required instructions of the Court.
Sheriff Steve Cox