November 27 the LCSO began an investigation of theft from a rural location near Mooresville. Sometime since mid-November the 5 utility poles disappeared from the victim’s property. A suspect vehicle has been identified and the investigation continues.
November 29 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis began an investigation at Chillicothe High School regarding the theft of a $100 pair of shoes. Investigation resulted in 2 juveniles being identified with the case as one allegedly took the shoes and the other allegedly received the shoes. Parent(s) and juvenile officer were notified and the school is taking any administrative action while the case is being turned over to the juvenile officer. The shoes have been returned to the rightful owner.
November 29 the LCSO conducted an investigation which has since been completed on a convicted sex offender who has allegedly failed to register properly as required. The suspect failed to register in September as required and had also failed to notify the LCSO of employment information. The suspect has been interviewed and a report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
December 01 the LCSO investigated a possible phone threat to an individual. Investigation showed no intent or threat was conveyed.
December 02 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged child abuse and learned the potential incident took place in Linn County. Information was collected and statements were sent to the Linn County Sheriff.
December 03 the LCSO began an investigation of Trespassing and Peace Disturbance. A suspect has been identified and the incident report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
December 04 a LCSO deputy was serving civil process and stopped at a subject’s home. The deputy reported the man was way less than friendly and armed with a knife. The deputy kept a safe distance and no threats were made toward our officer. The subject refused to accept the paperwork claiming it was for his spouse who was not home. The paperwork was later served to the spouse and a referral was made to the Department of Mental Health.
December 06 the LCSO assisted the Chillicothe Police with a combative man who was being arrested in Simpson Park and subsequently taken to Hedrick Medical Center.
December 06 the LCSO responded to a location in Ludlow at the report of a suspicious and unattended fire. The fire started in the overgrown yard area of an unoccupied residence. No damage was reported to a building and Dawn Fire extinguished the fire.
December 07 the LCSO began an investigation in the northwest part of Livingston County regarding a farmer who is allegedly not properly caring for livestock. Contact was made with the individual and the investigation continues.
December 07 the LCSO began an investigation of possible child sex offense. The LCSO was assisted by the Children’s Division and the matter remains under investigation.
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December 01 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Benjamin Wesley Davis, 23, for alleged Involuntary Manslaughter in 2nd Degree, class E felony. Mr. Davis had contacted the LCSO upon learning of the charge and made immediate plans to surrender to the LCSO and post bond. Mr. Davis was out of state when the warrant was issued.
December 06 the LCSO arrested Traci N. Yates, 43, Chillicothe at the Livingston County Courthouse on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony Forgery. Ms. Yates was transferred to DDCRJ in lieu of bond.
December 07 the LCSO arrested Edith Hines, 77, Avalon, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on an original conviction of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Ms. Hines was unable to post bond of $5,000 and was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail. The probation violation stems from an incident in Avalon on December 04 when the LCSO and MSHP were attempting to arrest Lee Alvin Hines on a Livingston County arrest warrant at the Hines residence. Potential additional charge(s) are pending.
December 08 the LCSO also obtained a Livingston County arrest warrant on Edith Mae Hines, 77, Avalon for the alleged class E felony of Hindering Prosecution. Ms. Hines was arrested on a different warrant December 07 and is currently in custody along with her son at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail. Bond on this warrant is $5,000.
December 08 the LCSO took custody of Adam M. Woodworth, 39, Chillicothe from Circuit Court after a sentencing hearing took place before the Honorable David Miller. Mr. Woodworth received various sentences on several felony convictions stemming from a 2015 investigation by the LCSO, State Technical Assistance Team, Child Advocacy Center, and Children’s Division. (Please confirm with the Circuit Clerk of the exact sentence and on which charge.)
December 05 a deputy issued a Chillicothe driver a speeding citation for 76 in a 55 on Highway 190 approaching a school zone.
December 07 the LCSO issued a Chula driver a citation for no insurance after being stopped for multiple violations observed in Chillicothe.
December 08 the LCSO issued a Chillicothe driver a citation for failing to register a motor vehicle that had expired July 2017 license plates. The stop took place on Highway 190 at Liv 235.
December 05 Sheriff Cox met with the Livingston County Commission regarding multiple issues and the needs of our organization.
December 07 Chief Deputy Claypole attended a Child Advocacy Center meeting regarding child offense investigations for Livingston County.
The LCSO remains busy with court requirements for bailiff and courthouse security obligations. Just on Wednesday, December 06 the LCSO expended a combined 15 officer hours in court and on the metal detector.
December 06 the LCSO had 12 detainees appear in Livingston County Associate Law Day before Judge Valbracht.
December has been extremely busy for the LCSO. We have worked on these and other criminal investigations, assisted the MSHP with traffic complaints and accident investigations, served a significant amount of civil process, assisted motorists, and answered calls for service.
The LCSO has worked on updating our list of protected areas for day cares pertaining to prohibited locations for registered sex offenders.
Currently the LCSO has 20 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional jail, 7 of the detainees are female.
Please call us if you have any information about these or other crimes at 660-646-0515 or dispatch at 660-646-2121 or submit a 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. A mere arrest or arrest warrant is only an allegation and nothing more.