The members of the Livingston County Sheriffs Office have remained very busy this week with a variety of criminal investigations, calls for service, transporting and extraditing detainees, assisting with jail operations, and assisting other agencies.
On May 23 and 24 wee transported the following men to the Missouri Department of Corrections in St. Joseph:
Christopher Mills on Parole Warrant
Eric White on New Commitment
Jeremy Ray Brannon on Parole Warrant
Jonathan Allen Blanton on Parole Warrant
On May 24, we extradited Melvin Leon Hisel, 46, New London, from the Marion County Sheriff on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged DWI Chronic Offender-Probation Violation.
On May 23, we extradited Alvin Dornell Griffin Jr., 41, from the Jackson County Sheriff on 2 Livingston County warrants for alleged Failure to Register as a Sex Offender-bond Supervision Violation and a second warrant for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Bond was originally placed at $26,000.
On May 24, we spoke with the custodian of several horses in the north east part of the county after receiving complaints the horses are frequently roaming free. The citizen advised he was in the process of adding fencing and the problem was eliminated.
On May 24, Sheriff Cox and members of the LCSO met with the Livingston County Commission and discussed issues with hiring/retaining employees at the Livingston County Jail and new standards of the Prison Rape Elimination Act. We continue to experience employee turnover primarily due to low pay/benefits,
On May 25, we began a criminal investigation after a detention officer discovered a male detainee allegedly had smuggled or attempted to smuggle contraband into the Livingston County Jail. The evidence seized is alleged to be marijuana and methamphetamine. A report is being submitted to Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren for consideration of criminal charges.
On May 23, Anna Marie Northup, 33, Chillicothe, reported to the LCSO that she may have a Municipal warrant from Pleasant Valley. Ms. Northup posted the $250 bond and was provided a new Court date.
On May 23, we began an investigation into a report of stealing where the victims report they own property in the possession of a family member who is refusing to return the items. Investigation continues.
On May 23, a deputy and Chillicothe Police Officer served a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Possession of a Prohibited Item at a County Jail, on Carissa L. Price, 32, in the 400 block of Clay Street. Bond was initially placed at $2,500.
We have completed an investigation of reported property damage to a water line in Wheeling on or about May 01. The investigation has not produced sufficient evidence to refer the matter to the prosecuting attorney.
On May 22, we served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Jessie Christopher Perez, 31, for alleged Possession of Methamphetamine and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle. Bond was initially placed at $10,000 cash. This stems from a LCSO investigation of a stolen ATV and the subsequent recovery by the Chillicothe Police and LCSO. Mr. Perez has been in our custody on a warrant for alleged Burglary 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action from a separate arrest on April 20, 2012.
On May 22, we served a Carroll County arrest warrant on Austin Richard Holstine, 18, Chillicothe, after Mr. Holstine surrendered himself at the LCSO. Mr. Holstine was wanted for alleged 2 counts of burglary, 2 counts of stealing, and 1 count of property damage. Mr. Holstine was transferred to the custody of the Carroll County Sheriff.
On May 17, we served a Linn County arrest warrant on Paul Andrew Buckner, 31, Marceline, for alleged class C felony possession of controlled substance and class D felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Bond was initially placed at $15,000.
On May 18, deputies arrested Steven Ray Sayers, 40, Chillicothe on 3 outstanding Municipal Arrest warrants from the City of Braymer. Mr. Sayers was transferred to the custody of Caldwell County authorities.
On May 19, we began an investigation on a report of forgery. A family member of a rural resident thought a check may have been forged on the relatives account. Further investigation revealed the person who would be the actual victim if the crime took place was not interested in cooperating with the investigation. No further action has been taken on this case.
On May 22, deputies Jay Cooksey and Eric Menconi attended Hazardous Materials Training at the Saline County Sheriffs Office. The training was given by the Missouri Sheriffs Association Training Academy.
Recently Deputy Eric Menconi attended the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Training Academy. This is a week long course that provides the students with vast knowledge of emergency vehicle operations on various roadways and greatly enhances their driving skills under all conditions, including pursuit and high speed driving. With this training is dramatically increases officer safety and helps minimize risks associated with our job in response to emergency calls.
If you have any information on these or other crimes then please call us at 660-646-0515.