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December 29 Chief Deputy Claypole was flagged down on Ryan Lane east of Mitchell Road. A citizen had found a semi driver out of the vehicle and on the ground behind the trailer experiencing an emergency medical condition. EMS was summoned as the person was unresponsive and the deputy found no pulse. The chief deputy and citizen provided CPR until the ambulance crew arrived. The citizen was pronounced dead at Hedrick Medical Center. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends of the deceased. An incident report was completed of the incident.

December 31 a LCSO deputy stopped a vehicle that had been driving without head lights on at night and subsequently detained a minor in possession of intoxicants.

January 02 the LCSO has completed an investigation from December 26 regarding alleged theft of utilities. A suspect was identified and the incident report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.

January 03 the LCSO responded to a domestic assault complaint at a location on Liv 520. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Stephanie Marie Brownsberger, 45, Chillicothe for the alleged domestic assault and resisting arrest. The LCSO staff were required to carry the suspect from the place of arrest to the patrol vehicle due to her alleged continued resistance. The suspect was processed and turned over to Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail pending formal charges. Ms. Brownsberger has since posted bond and was released from custody.

January 04 the LCSO began investigating a possible child sex offense where both the offender and victim are juveniles. The incident allegedly happened within the last 4 years. The LCSO is receiving assistance from the juvenile office and North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center.

January 05 the LCSO began an investigation of Trash Dumping on Liv 424 near Ludlow. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of the possible owner. That person was contacted and the trash has been cleaned up. The person contacted was uncertain how the bags got to where they were found.

January 05 the LCSO began an investigation of Domestic Assault which allegedly took place in Wheeling on or about December 30. The investigation has resulted in the arrest of Colten Nathaniel Berry, 22, Wheeling for alleged Domestic Assault 4th degree. Mr. Berry was processed at the LCSO and released on a summons to appear in Court.

January 08 the LCSO began an investigation of a registered sex offender allegedly having a social media account and was not reporting the same on the required registration forms. The individual was interviewed and confirmed the violation. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney.

January 10 the LCSO developed information from a fugitive investigation that an adult male with a parole warrant is possibly armed with a handgun and at a residence on the east side of Chillicothe. LCSO, Chillicothe PD, and Missouri State Highway Patrol surrounded the home and a short while later made contact with the homeowner she they arrived. Consent to search was given as there was not to be anyone in the home. The owner’s dogs had been moved to a different room in the home by unknown person but the fugitive was not located. Investigation continues.

The LCSO has completed a possible child sex offense which was reported in December with concern a small child had obtained a disease. The LCSO received reports from Children’s Mercy Hospital that no offense had taken place. The case is closed.

The LCSO is continuing with a harassment investigation which has taken place via social media. The initial report was in December 2017.



December 26 the LCSO served a 96-hour order on a Livingston County resident. That person was then taken to a treatment facility per Court order.

January 04 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Diana Marie Estes, 42, Carrollton, MO after she surrendered to the LCSO. The warrant was for alleged Failing to Obey a Judge’s Order on Pay or Appear from an original non-moving traffic offense. Ms. Estes posted bond of $262.50 and was released.

January 09 the LCSO arrested Brenda Lea Burnett, 57, Breckenridge on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original conviction of class C felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond was denied by the Court and Ms. Burnett was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

January 10 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Mathew Jeffery Pike, 36, Chillicothe, for alleged DWI.



January 01 the LCSO issued a Springfield Missouri driver a speeding citation for 84 in a 60 on U.S. 65 at Liv 410.

January 02 the LCSO issued a Trenton driver a speeding citation for 78 in a 60 on U.S. 65 at Liv 226.

January 03 the LCSO issued a Kansas driver a speeding citation for 82 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 405.

January 04 a citation for alleged Animal Abuse/Neglect was issued to a Wheeling resident for an investigation from December 2017.

January 09 the LCSO issued a Chillicothe driver a citation for failing to register a motor vehicle with the Department of Revenue. The vehicle license had expired April 2016.

January 10 the LCSO issued a Las Vegas resident a speeding citation for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 255.


Additional Information:

The LCSO has been working with the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail staff and Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren regarding a very violent and extreme escape risk detainee. There have been significant problems caused by the detainee which have required a significant amount of officer hours designated to that individual. We are seeking additional court action.

The LCSO has remained very busy on 2018 budget work and end of year reports.

The LCSO has been extremely busy with Court January 8, 9, and 10. During this time we had a total of 23 detainees appear in Court.   During this time we logged a total of over 60 man hours on security and bailiff duty at the Livingston County Courthouse and with 2 floors of court taking place.

Currently the LCSO has 31 people in custody at the Daviess DeKalb County Regional Jail, 11 of these detainee are female.

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-urgent TIP through our website at www.livcoso.org.


Sheriff Steve Cox


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