January 11 the LCSO began an investigation of stealing in Utica. The property owner reported his early 90’s trailer with 1 missing axle stolen. The trailer also had a 4-wheel wagon sitting on the trailer was used as a table at auctions. Investigation continues.
January 13 K-9 Zaki and handler Deputy Mueller assisted the Chillicothe Police with an investigation on a vehicle stop which resulted in felony drug seizure and also with a drug search warrant at a Chillicothe residence.
January 14 the LCSO responded to a report of Domestic Violence in the Wheeling area. No criminal act was discovered and no arrests were made.
January 14 the LCSO began an investigation of possible stealing a property damage at a rental home in Wheeling. The persons of interest were identified and one was spoken with. The report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges. The male suspect in this case is on probation and/or parole and a copy of the report will be sent to the Probation/Parole Officer.
January 16 the LCSO conducted a drug investigation in the 400 block of Webster Street. This investigation also involved the search of a home and vehicle. Our office then arrested Mikall Ryan Foster, 26, Chillicothe for alleged felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Foster was processed and transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail. Mr. Foster has since been charged in Livingston County Associate Circuit Court with the alleged felony Possession of Controlled Substance and bond was initially placed at $25,000. The suspect is also on probation for a felony drug violation and reports submitted to the probation officer and prosecutor for consideration of probation violation charges.
January 17 the LCSO began an investigation on alleged Violation of an Ex-Parte Order of Protection for Adult. The person prohibited from being around the petitioner allegedly violated the order. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
January 17 the LCSO began a different investigation on alleged Violation of an Ex-Parte Order of Protection for an Adult. This incident involves prohibited contact with the petitioner and a report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney after additional investigation.
The LCSO is spending significant time with on-going investigations of alleged weapon offense, assault, and 2 child abuse cases. We are hopeful to have all of these concluded next week.
January 11 night the LCSO received a call from Carrollton Police requesting we search for a vehicle and conduct a felony stop and hold related to an assault investigation in Carrollton. The LCSO spotted the vehicle on U.S. 65 south of H Highway and conducted a felony traffic stop which resulted in the arrest of 3 people at the request of the other agency. The LCSO arrested Kelesey Ann Abbott, 19, Carrollton, Justus Dean Webb, 19, Carrollton, and Devon Lenoy Wright, 17, Marshall for the alleged assault at the other agencies request. The vehicle was also seized and the deputy observed a weapon in the vehicle. Carrollton PD took custody of the 3 persons and the vehicle. Additional controlled substance(s) were located on one person and potential charges are being considered on that allegation. (See Carrollton Police Chief for additional information.)
January 12 a citation was issued to a Chillicothe driver for failing to display plates on a motor vehicle and failing to have auto insurance.
January 13 a speeding citation was issued to a Princeton MO driver for 85 in a 60 on U.S. 65 at Highway K.
The LCSO has remained without a working furnace since December 22, 2017. The local company has explained the problem exists with a specialty part and the out of state fabrication of that part. The business advised the new furnace is scheduled to be installed on January 19, 2018 barring an unexpected new problem. Both the County Commissioners and the local business have been diligently been working to expedite and remedy the situation. Our office has been utilizing several space heaters during this time without significant issues.
The LCSO has remained extremely busy on a variety of issues. Our time has spread thin on criminal investigations, Court, detainee issues, budget preparation and meetings, other civil meetings, administrative duties, assisting other agencies, and helping stranded motorists in addition to battling the cold both inside the office and outdoors.
Currently the LCSO has 38 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 10 of which are female detainees.
Please call us if you have information on these or other alleged crimes 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