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August 27 the LCSO began an investigation in Mooresville of a residential burglary and theft of 2 firearms from the home. Suspect stole an AK pistol and a Brazteck “Circuit Judge” .22 long rifle from the home. One suspect has been interviewed and the investigation is continuing. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charge(s).

September 07 the LCSO began an investigation of a residential burglary on Harrison Avenue in Chula. The investigation shows forced entry into the home and several things moved. At least one item, which was a firearm, was moved and placed in a location to take but was not taken. The scene has been processed and items secured or taken elsewhere for safety. Investigation continues.

September 08 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filled a report with this office regarding a peace disturbance which took place at the Chillicothe Middle School. Two juveniles reportedly made disruptive comments which prompted further investigation. All parents and juvenile officer were notified and the school is taking administrative action. The juvenile office will receive the investigative file.

September 08 the LCSO began an investigation of trespassing and property damage near Liv 329 and Liv 369. Person(s) unlawfully drove onto private property and spun out throwing gravel against a building which caused damage. Investigation continues.

September 08 the LCSO began an investigation of trespassing and property damage to crop fields on or near Liv 247. Unknown person(s) drove into the crop fields and caused damage to the crops. Investigation continues.

September 12 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding a reported assault at the Chillicothe Middle School between 2 juveniles. Parents and juvenile officer have been notified and the school is taking administrative action.

September 12 the LCSO was serving a Court ordered Writ to remove a person from a home who was not honoring eviction notice(s). During the “lockout” we discovered a drug manufacturing system in the home and also seized stolen property. Investigations continue.

September 13 the LCSO responded to a fight call at a location on Highway 139. Several people were interviewed about the reported incident. The matter currently remains under investigation.



September 12 the LCSO stopped a vehicle for expired December 2016 license plate and found the driver to be Junior Lee Forrest Johnson, 29, Chillicothe. Mr. Johnson was subsequently arrested for alleged felony driving without a valid license and taken to the LCSO. Mr. Johnson was processed and released with a summons.



September 08 citations were issued for No Auto Insurance, Following Too Close, Failing to Drive on Right Side of Roadway (U.S. 65), and Display Plates of Another Person.

September 13 the LCSO issued a speeding citation to an Ohio driver for 80 in a 60 on U.S. 65 Highway.


Additional Information:

On Friday, September 15, Chief Deputy Michael Claypole is being rewarded for excellent work performance and will lead the Chillicothe Homecoming Parade.

On Saturday, September 16, Deputy Chris Mueller is being rewarded by the office and will lead the Chula Fair Parade.

Currently the LCSO has 31 people incarcerated in the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 11 of which are female detainees.

If you have any information on these or other crimes, please call us at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121, or submit a non-emergency crime tip through our website at www.livcoso.org.


Have a great weekend and be safe!

Sheriff Steve Cox

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