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Registered Sex Offender Violation Investigation has taken place on an area offender for allegedly refusing to list accurate vehicle and address information on the required registration forms. Suspect has been interviewed and report being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of criminal charge(s).

The LCSO is clearing a burglary and theft of firearm from a rural residence which was reported to this office in January 2017. Investigation shows Booneville and Sedalia authorities assisted the LCSO with questioning person(s) of interest. The firearm was recovered at an out of county Pawn Shop. We are now seeking charge(s) on 1 person for his alleged involvement.

October 02 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with the LCSO of a property damage incident in the parking lot of Chillicothe High School. A student was alleged to have kicked and damaged a parked car which resulted in the student with the freshly damaged car to retaliate against that student’s vehicle. The student(s), parent(s), and school officials are aware of the situation and the matter is being handled by school officials and parents.

October 08 the LCSO began an investigation of property damage and leaving the scene of an accident. Unknown vehicle struck the post and mailbox(s) at a location on Liv 233. Investigation continues.

October 11 the LCSO concluded an investigation of a possible suicidal person with the service of a 96 hour Court order to have the adult transferred to a treatment facility.

October 11 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with the LCSO regarding a student at the Chillicothe Middle School allegedly being in possession of a “Switchblade” knife and cigarettes. Parent(s) were contacted and school officials are involved in the matter. A report is also being submitted to the juvenile office.

October 11 early morning the LCSO responded to a residence on Liv 520 for a domestic disturbance. Investigation shows no criminal violation took place. The male was reportedly intoxicated and a verbal argument took place.

October 11 late afternoon the LCSO responded to a residence on Liv 520 regarding a possible suicidal and intoxicated person. Investigation shows the person was intoxicated but there was no information or evidence to support anyone was intoxicated. The person was with responsible and sober people so no further action could be taken.

October 12 the LCSO began a criminal investigation where a rural resident reported items missing from his property, specifically work tools and work equipment valued over $750. Further investigation revealed work tool(s) having been stolen from a job site in Chillicothe and that victim has since reported it to Chillicothe PD. Additional information obtained led to the LCSO obtaining a search warrant in the 200 block of N. Sherman in Wheeling for said stolen property. Upon serving the search warrant a majority of the reported stolen property was recovered. The LCSO arrested Joseph Wayne Woody, 36, Wheeling for the alleged theft. Mr. Woody was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail. Mr. Woody was released from jail after posting bond on the felony warrant.

October 13 the LCSO investigated a death at a location in/near Mooresville. The preliminary investigation shows suicide as the cause of death. The LCSO was assisted by the Livingston County Coroner’s Office. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family.

October 13 the LCSO began an investigation of stalking, violation of protection order, property damage, and assault near Utica. Victim and witnesses reported a Caldwell County man was driving reckless on U.S. 36 and got the vehicle to stop then approached them. The suspect assaulted a female who had been previously involved with the suspect. The suspect also punched the victim’s vehicle. The suspect has 2 active arrest warrants and an order of protection against him at the time of this new incident. The LCSO is seeking additional charges as the suspect was gone prior to our arrival.

October 21 the LCSO investigated a report of disturbance, trespassing, and violation of protection order at a business north west of Chillicothe. The investigation shows an adult female allegedly refused to leave and was yelling at 2 juveniles. The subject left prior to the deputy arriving. The suspect also has a protection order against her. Investigation continues.

October 21 the LCSO began yet another investigation of a person intentionally blocking a drainage tube north east of Chillicothe. This tube is under a roadway which serves several homes and is the only entrance/exit. The suspect blocking the tube has been cited to court before for this type of incident. Another report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges. The roadway flooded during the last rainstorm due to the blocked tube.



October 10 the LCSO arrested Tyler Montana Gibson, 25, Chillicothe on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on an original conviction of class D felony Violation Protection Order-Adult. Mr. Gibson was denied bond by the Court and transferred to the DDCRJ.

October 13 the LCSO, Probation and Parole, and Chillicothe PD were at a residence in the 200 block of Walnut attempting to serve an arrest warrant from Buchanan County, Missouri. The LCSO had previously been to the address more than once on this fugitive investigation. Ultimately we arrested Amanda Lea Lovelady, 24, Chillicothe on the Buchanan County felony warrant for Non-Support violation. Ms. Lovelady was transferred to DDCRJ pending extradition by Buchanan County Sheriff.

Also on October 13 and related to the Lovelady information, the LCSO arrested Taylor Daniel Hensley, 28, Chillicothe for alleged Interfering with an Arrest. Mr. Hensley allegedly concealed the fact Ms. Lovelady was hiding inside the home at a previous time a deputy sheriff was there and made contact with Mr. Hensley. Suspect transferred to DDCRJ pending formal charges being filed and eventually posted bond on the subsequent Livingston County arrest warrant.

October 13 the LCSO arrested Anthony R. Bogar, 37, Illinois on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged misdemeanor DWI. The arrest took place in the 700 block of Webster Street.

October 16 the LCSO arrested MOST WANTED fugitive William Scott Bowe, 41, Independence on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Delivery of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). Mr. Bowe surrendered himself at the LCSO and posted bond.

October 19 the LCSO arrested Joshua G. Holtzclaw, 30, Chillicothe on a Parole Violation warrant. Mr. Holtzclaw was transferred to the DDCRJ until he can be returned to prison.

October 20 the LCSO was serving a Body Attachment Order from Livingston County Court (basically a civil warrant) and arrested Zachary R. Kerns, 29, at his residence in Chillicothe. During this arrest the LCSO discovered in plain view marijuana and other items which were seized. Mr. Kerns was subsequently transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

October 24 a MOST WANTED fugitive was arrested by the LCSO at a location in Utica. Willie B. Brookshier, 32, was arrested on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Manufacturing Marijuana. Mr. Brookshier was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.



October 11 the LCSO issued a Trenton driver an excessive speed citation for 81 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 251.

October 15 the LCSO issued a Shelbina driver an excessive speed citation for 87 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 269.


Additional Information:

The LCSO has remained busy with criminal investigations, calls for service, assisting motorists, court bailiff and courthouse security, assisting other agencies, and all administrative and statutory duties.

October 24 the LCSO staff received training on identifying and handling Fentanyl in addition to recertification on handcuffing techniques, use of force discussions, and liability issues.

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


Sheriff Steve Cox

Reminder that ALL persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of law.  An arrest or arrest warrant is merely an allegation.


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