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January 17 the LCSO began an investigation of alleged Violation of a Protection Order. The investigation is resulting in seeking of charges being filed against a suspect.

January 20 the LCSO began an investigation on Z highway south of Chillicothe and this investigation carried over through January 21 with additional LCSO staff. Someone in the home had been making numerous 911 calls for non-existent issue. Further investigation resulted in the alleged seizure of methamphetamine/paraphernalia and information on a domestic assault. As a result of the investigation officers arrested Robert Andres Sneed, 48, Chillicothe for alleged possession of methamphetamine & drug paraphernalia, misuse of 911, and domestic assault. Mr. Sneed was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

January 21 the LCSO and MSHP were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 18,000 block of Highway Z. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Robert Andrew Sneed II, 48, Chillicothe for the alleged Domestic Assault. Mr. Sneed was charged in Livingston County Associate Circuit Court for the alleged Domestic Assault-3rd degree and felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Mr. Sneed is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.

January 25 Deputy John Stafford responded to a report of a fire in or near Ludlow. Deputy Stafford called for Dawn Fire to respond and helped the property owner attempt to extinguish the fire. Fortunately no buildings were damaged.

January 25 the LCSO completed the investigation near Chula of an alleged fight at a bar and reportedly one man pulled a handgun outside the business and displayed it towards people before firing into the air. The report will be reviewed by the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges on multiple people. Evidence has been seized during this investigation.

January 26 the LCSO is completing a harassment investigation involving cyber bullying on the internet. The suspect has been identified and the report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney.



January 23 a deputy stopped a vehicle in Chillicothe for 40 in a 25 and found the Trenton driver did not have a valid driver’s license. Deputy arrested driver for excessive speed and no valid license. K-9 Zaki was summoned to the scene and allegedly gave positive indication on the vehicle. A zip-loc bag with small amount of marijuana was found. Mistery Riley, 31, Trenton, was taken to the LCSO where she was processed and released on summons.

January 23 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Bettina Jane Ickenroth, 44, Chillicothe for alleged Failing to Register as Sex Offender or Offender Involving a Child, 14. Ms. Ickenroth was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

January 24 the LCSO and MSHP arrested an adult on a 96-hour detention order and caused the individual to be sent to the ordered treatment facility. The individual had reportedly been making threats to shoot law enforcement upon their arrival. No further incident took place and no criminal charges will be sought.


Additional Information:

January 23 Sheriff Cox had a final meeting with the County Commission to discuss a few budget questions. Nothing has changed and our office is actively working on coordinating needed projects.

January 23 the LCSO staff quickly responded to assist the Chillicothe Police with what was originally a life threatening dispatch at a facility in north Chillicothe. The CPD officers quickly had a male in custody and the all clear was given. At that time we understood there was no weapon or additional need for assistance. (See CPD for additional information.)

January 24 the LCSO had 19 detainees appear in Livingston County Associate Court for mandated appearances. One detainee decided to get mouthy with the Judge and that problem came to a quick end.

The LCSO has remained extremely busy with criminal investigations, conducted dozens of interviews, currently working with authorities in the State of Texas on a criminal investigation of potential crimes both here and there, and conducting applicant interviews.

Currently the LCSO has 38 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 12 of which are female detainees.


Sheriff Steve Cox

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