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Incidents, Arrests, Citations, and MORE.

Incidents:

 

April 8 the LCSO began an investigation of harassment. This has been a lengthy investigation involving multiple communications. A report was submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.

The LCSO is completing an incident report from April 24 of 2 disruptive people at the Livingston County Courthouse for the prosecutor to consider criminal charge(s).

April 20 the LCSO began an investigation of theft of a Honda Foreman 4 wheeler and Trailer from a property on Liv 430. Investigation is continuing.

April 21 the LCSO began an investigation of attempted break-in to a residence in Mooresville. Damage to the door jamb was reported. Investigation continues.

April 26 the LCSO investigated a domestic disturbance in Utica. The investigation did not support any act of physical violence, alcohol and/or illicit drug use was believed to be a significant contributing factor. Additional service/investigation was provided.

April 26 the LCSO began an investigation of Identity Theft and Fraud. Victim reported learning from a debt collection agency of their identity having been used in another state which charged up a large bill. Investigation continues.

 

Arrests:

April 24 the LCSO arrested Amy Dawn Brauer, 43, Chillicothe, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class C felony Receiving Stolen Property. Ms. Brauer was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

 

Citations:

April 20 a deputy issued a Laredo driver a speeding citation for 84 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 419.

April 22 a deputy issued a Chillicothe driver a speeding citation for 73 in a 55 on Highway 190 at Liv 237.

April 25 a deputy issued an Illinois driver a speeding citation for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at the Grand River.

April 25 a deputy issued a Mooresville driver a citation for no vehicle insurance at Liv 425 and U.S. 36.

 

Additional Information:

The LCSO recently received notice of incident from the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail (DDCRJ) regarding a maximum security detainee and the potential need to temporarily house that person in another facility. The detainee is reported to have smeared feces all over the cell area, was eating his/her own feces, and throwing human waste and fluids at the DDCRJ staff.

Currently the LCSO has 23 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

The LCSO has remained very busy with a variety of on-going criminal investigations, Court, Courthouse Security, assisting the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other agencies on calls and investigations, Civil Process, and other statutory obligations.

If you have any information on these or other crimes, please call us at 660-646-0515 or submit a TIP through our website at www.livcoso.org

 

Sheriff Steve Cox

Things NOT to do in the Courthouse

 

(photo courtesy Stuart Miles and freedigitalphotos.net)

 

Afternoon of April 24 Sheriff Cox was working the metal detector and security on the 1st floor of the Livingston County Courthouse. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) had several detainees in Circuit Court for hearings and a deputy and Circuit Marshall were also in Circuit Court.

Two people came into the courthouse wearing shirts with very large lettering which read “Free My Brother”. Sheriff Cox tried to explain the shirts were not allowed into the courtroom and the reasons why. However these two people chose to be extremely loud and disruptive about the matter and were ordered to leave the courthouse and property.

A short while later the same two people came in with the male now wearing a hoodie over the same shirt and the female wearing an inappropriate top. The two were informed they were not going to attend court. Before the sheriff could say another word the same two people instantly became very loud and disruptive to the entire building. Both people were again escorted out of the building. It was obvious their goal was to disrupt the court proceeding.

After court and while assisting the detention staff in moving detainees from the courthouse to the transport van these same people were across the street yelling profanity and other things at law enforcement.

Both people may face a future charge of trespassing and peace disturbance.

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Incidents, Arrests, Citations, and MORE

(photo courtesy Stuart Miles and freedigitalphotos.net)

 

Incidents:

April 8 the LCSO began an investigation of a felon in possession of firearms. That case is being turned over to Nitro/ATF for additional investigation.

April 9 the LCSO began an investigation of stalking where a person has been following and stalking a deputy sheriff both on and off duty. The suspect was identified and interviewed with a full report being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charge(s).

April 10 the LCSO and CDES responded to a location in the south east part of the county on a call of an unresponsive man. The individual was transported by ambulance to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. The subject in on Probation/Parole and the incident report will be shared with that office.

April 12 a deputy assisted the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services Ambulance on a medical emergency at a rural residence on Highway 190. The deputy forced entry to the home and medical assistance was provided.

April 13 the LCSO responded to a domestic disturbance investigation in Utica. The investigation revealed no physical assault took place and the male reportedly used pepper spray on himself to prove his man-hood or something else.

April 13 the LCSO, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Caldwell County Sheriff responded to a residence near the Livingston/Caldwell county line on a call of home intrusion. No injuries reported and the investigation continues.

April 15 the LCSO assisted the Department of Emergency Services and Livingston County Coroner with a call which was found to be an unattended death at a residence on Liv 228. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family, friends, and loved ones.

April 17 the LCSO began an investigation of a reported domestic violence/assault. That investigation continues.

 

Arrests:

April 10 Sarah Rayne Keith, 32, Chillicothe surrendered to the LCSO and posted bond on 3 arrest warrants for failing to appear on minor traffic violation allegations.

April 12 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Joseph Allen Panholzer Jr., 46, Chillicothe, for alleged class E felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (registration violation). Mr. Panholzer was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Jail and has since posted bond.

April 13 the LCSO served a Carroll County arrest warrant on Tracy Nicole Moseley, 39, Utica for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on an original speeding citation. Ms. Moseley was unable to post bond and transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

April 14 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Steven Mack Powers, 58, Avalon, for alleged class E felony of Resisting Arrest.

April 16 the LCSO served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Samuel Phillip Vanhorn, 26, Utica for alleged misdemeanor Resisting Arrest. Mr. Vanhorn was initially unable to post bond and transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

 

Citations:

April 09 a deputy issued a Georgia driver a citation for excessive speed of 102 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at C Highway. The driver was arrested and processed at the LCSO then released on the summons.

April 11 a deputy issued a Wheeling driver a citation for excessive speed of 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 405.

April 11 a deputy issued an Excelsior Springs driver a citation for excessive speed of 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 415.

April 11 a deputy issued a Kansas driver a citation for excessive speed of 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 415.

April 12 a deputy issued an Illinois driver a citation for excessive speed of 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 235.

April 14 a deputy issued a Chillicothe driver a citation for excessive speed of 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 425.

April 14 a deputy issued a Kansas City driver a citation for excessive speed of 90 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 405.

April 15 a deputy issued an Arizona driver a citation for excessive speed of 86 in a 65 on U.S> 36 at the Wheeling junction.

April 16 a deputy issued a St. Joseph driver a citation for excessive speed of 89 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 403.

April 16 a deputy issued a Chillicothe man a citation for Failing to Register a Motor Vehicle which license had expired July 2016.

April 17 a deputy issued a Kansas driver a citation for excessive speed of 84 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 259.

 

Additional Information:

The LCSO remained very busy last week with a significant amount of Court hearings and law days which required additional courthouse security. We also have been working on a large number of fugitive investigations and other on-going criminal cases being worked on.

April 11 a man who initially appeared in Circuit Court for criminal law day apparently had a change of mind during a court recess. The subject who was represented by an attorney fled from the courthouse and has not returned. The man was being given the option for drug treatment or a prison sentence. Apparently he did not like either option. A fugitive investigation is continuing at this time.

The LCSO recently received Court orders to cause Randy L. Schneider, 57, Chillicothe to be transferred to the Missouri Department of Corrections on a Driving While Revoked Probation Violation and serve a 4 year sentence.

April 19 the LCSO learned that a posting on our office Facebook helped to reunite a lost dog with its family. The English Bull Dog had been missing since April 14. Thank you to those who saw our posting and to the family which found and returned the dog.

Recently Sheriff Cox received notice from the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail regarding a Livingston County detainee reportedly standing on a top bunk with a sheet tied around his/her neck and threatening to jump off and kill themselves. The detention staff acted appropriately in attempting to talk the person down and when that was unsuccessful additional force was used including pepper spray and quick intervention to remove the detainee from the situation and ability to self-harm. No injuries were reported.

If you have any information about these or other crimes, please call us at 660-646-0515 or submit a TIP online through our website at www.livcoso.org.

 

Sheriff Steve Cox

 

 

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Financial Exploitation Investigation

 

Susan Elaine Mobley

 

For several weeks the LCSO has been investigating a possible Financial Exploitation/Stealing case and on April 18 that investigation resulted in an arrest. Susan Elaine Mobley, 57, Utica was arrested on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class C felony Stealing. Ms. Mobley subsequently posted $10,000 bond and was released pending Court appearance.

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.)

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Deputy Attends Certified Criminal Investigator Course

 

 

Deputy Ryan Ford

 

 

Deputy Ryan Ford attended training April 10-14 in Crawford County, Missouri for Certified Criminal Investigator.

 

The training covered topics of Death Investigations, Blood Splatter Evidence, Crime Scene Investigations, Autopsies, Deaths related to Suicide, Drug and Poisoning, Fire and Drowning, and Infant death.

 

Deputy Ford was very pleased with the training and does a great job for the LCSO.

 

 

Sheriff Steve Cox

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New Release

2 Deputies Attend Week Long Training

 

 

Deputy Chris Mueller and K-9 Deputy Zaki attended training April 3-9, 2017 in Kansas. The training consisted of narcotics detection, refined apprehension skills, tracking, and parcel interdiction.

The training course is free for the LCSO per agreement with the original purchase of Deputy Zaki.

Photo submitted by Deputy Mueller of Deputy Zaki after one of the lengthy days of training.

 

Sheriff Steve Cox

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Incidents, Arrests, Citations, and MORE!

(photo courtesy Stuart Miles and freedigitalphotos.net)

 

Incidents:

An investigation from March 18 resulting from a traffic stop in Utica has taken a significant step forward. The primary suspect had allegedly resisted arrest upon discovery of drugs with the suspect swallowing the evidence in attempt to conceal the drugs. That individual was given medical attention and later transferred to a Kansas City hospital for treatment. The LCSO has since recovered a quantity of alleged methamphetamine in multiple bags as evidence. We are now proceeding with a possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute investigation. Charges are pending. The suspect in this case is very fortunate the deputy realized he swallowed the drugs and took the person for medical care. The suspect ran an elevated risk of overdose and even death from his own actions.

March 21 the LCSO received a complaint of littering on private property just east of Chillicothe. The landowner reported someone had dumped a quantity of material and trash on their property. Further investigation led to a citation being issued to a 48 year old Chillicothe man for littering.

March 21 the LCSO began an investigation into the death of a calf. No evidence was found to support a dog in the area killed the calf.

March 23 the LCSO investigated a reported domestic disturbance and found the matter was not criminal. Deputies assisted with information and resolution.

March 24 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding a juvenile allegedly sending very inappropriate photos to one or more other students of the opposite gender. The juvenile office, parent(s), and school administration were notified and a report was submitted to the juvenile office-Livingston County for consideration of charge(s).

April 1 the LCSO began an investigation of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Trespassing reported at a location in Utica where the alleged victim claims to have been threatened with a club. The alleged victim identified a suspect and that person has since been located and interviewed by the LCSO. The LCSO is still seeking additional evidence to support if a crime was committed or not.

April 2 the LCSO assisted the Chillicothe Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol with an investigation of an armed man with a firearm in a local motel and the man was suicidal. Further investigation revealed a deceased man with an apparent gunshot wound. Additional investigation is taking place by the Chillicothe Police and Livingston County Coroner. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

April 2 the LCSO investigated a domestic disturbance reported west of Chillicothe. Investigation revealed no criminal violation took place and the couple were having a verbal argument. One party was planning on staying elsewhere for the night.

April 4 the LCSO began an investigation of license plates being stolen from a vehicle while it was parked in the northwest part of Livingston County.

 

Arrests:

March 23 the LCSO located and served a Livingston County arrest warrant on David Lee Kirkpatrick, 58, Chillicothe, for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original class D charge of Sex Offender Registration Violation. Mr. Kirkpatrick was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

March 23 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis served a Trenton Municipal arrest warrant at the Chillicothe Alternative School on Bobbi Jo Zimmer, 19, for alleged Failure to Pay a Fine on a Domestic Assault. Ms. Zimmer was transferred to the custody of Grundy County.

March 24 the LCSO arrested Charles Brandon Collins, 34, Chillicothe, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original charges of class C felony Possession of Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession/Manfacture/Sale of Illegal Weapon. Mr. Collins was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

March 28 a deputy served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Cody L. Dover, 23, Chillicothe, for alleged class C felony of Receiving Stolen Property and class D felony of Burglary in the 2nd degree. Mr. Dover posted the $5,000 bond and was released pending court appearance.

March 30 a deputy arrested Amanda Peggy Ann Jordan, 26, Brookfield, for alleged Driving While Revoked. Ms. Jordan was processed at the LCSO and released on summons.

March 30 a deputy arrested Sherry L. Hicks, 44, Chillicothe while in Circuit Court at the request of a Judge. Ms. Hicks was transferred to the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

April 1 a deputy arrested Travis L. Donoho, 27, Ludlow, on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Obey a Judge’s Order on an original traffic offense. Mr. Donoho subsequently posted bond and was released.

 

Citations:

March 22 a deputy attempted to stop a Kansas vehicle on U.S. 36 for excessive speed of 77 in a 65 and with the deputy displaying emergency lights and siren the driver continued westbound for well over 3 additional miles while continuing to speed and change lanes. The Kansas driver finally stopped and was issued citations for the excessive speed and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

March 22 a deputy issued a Kansas City Kansas driver 2 citations for an excessive speed violation of 78 in a 65 and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

March 22 a deputy checked a Motorcycle with Illinois plates at 84 in a 65. Upon activating emergency lights and siren the driver attempted to flee from the deputy but was later stopped. The Illinois driver was cited for the excessive speed and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

March 25 a deputy issued a Chillicothe driver a citation for excessive speed of 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Liv 261.

March 27 a deputy stopped a vehicle in Utica for a traffic offense and subsequently issued the Utica resident a citation for Driving While Suspended and Failing to Register a Motor Vehicle.

March 29 a deputy issued a Trenton driver a citation for a child restraint violation and failing to wear a seatbelt.

March 29 a deputy was at a scene on U. S. 36 with the emergency vehicle lights activated. Another deputy was motioning for an oncoming vehicle to move over as the other deputy was beside the patrol car. The motorist failed to move over and give sufficient room and was subsequently stopped for the violation. The deputy noted seeing multiple gadgets and electronic devices on the dash of the stopped vehicle which alone created a substantial risk to every other motorist. The Arizona driver was cited for careless and imprudent driving and failing to proceed with caution when approaching an emergency vehicle.

April 2 a deputy issued an Illinois driver a citation for excessive speed of 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at the Grand River.

April 3 a deputy issued a Chillicothe driver a citation for failing to transfer license plates within 30 days.

 

Additional Information:

Recently a Livingston County Court order for a male detainee to be taken from Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail (DDCRJ) to a facility for a mandatory evaluation turned hectic. DDCRJ staff were transporting the male detainee who was in restraints and in the security transport van. The male detainee reportedly became very violent and was attempting to kick open the security door. Transport staff called 911 for assistance and notified the jail. Upon arrival to the facility additional assistance was provided. A significant amount of additional time was spent in trying to calm the detainee and remove him from the transport vehicle for the mandatory evaluation. No further incident was reported to this office.

David Edward White, 54, Chillicothe is a Livingston County detainee at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail on a felony allegation and has been charged in Daviess County Court for 2 alleged felony violations:

            Damage to Jail/Jail Property, class E felony and Delivery or Possession of a Weapon at County Jail which is a class B felony. Bond on the new charges was set at $15,000.

The LCSO is continuing with various criminal and fugitive investigations, assisting other agencies, court security and bailiff duties, calls for service, and patrol/traffic enforcement.

Currently the LCSO has 14 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail, 6 of which are female detainees.

April 03 the LCSO attended the Ludlow town meeting where area information and concerns were exchanged.

Please call us at 660-646-0515 or email sheriffcox@gmail.com if you have any information on these or other crimes in our area. Also check out our website and answer our latest Poll Question at www.livcoso.org. Find us on Facebook!

 

Be safe and enjoy your weekend!

Sheriff Steve Cox

 

 

 

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Great Training Opportunity in Livingston County

 

We are very pleased to announce the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and Blue Shield Tactical are partnering to host training for public safety employees and organizations.

Blue Shield Tactical is a highly respected organization which provides top quality training for law enforcement and public safety across the United States.

August 7-8-9, 2017 Blue Shield Tactical will provide the De-Escalation Instructor Course at Comfort Inn, 250 Business Highway 36, Chillicothe, MO 64601.

We hope to fill this course with law enforcement from all around the Midwest. The participants will leave the course as certified instructors and may then provide their respective agency with De-Escalation training.

De-Escalation is a very important issue and tool for public safety. This is an outstanding course for every law enforcement agency and jail/prison staff.

For more information or to register, please CLICK HERE.

Sheriff Steve Cox

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Another Fleeing Fugitive Caught

 

March 24 about 10:30 a.m. 2 LCSO deputy sheriffs and 3 Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers went to a location in Utica in attempt to serve an arrest warrant from Pettis County, Missouri on Samuel P. Van Horn, 27, Utica for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original charges of Resisting/Interfering with Arrest, Driving While Revoked/Suspended, Careless and Imprudent Driving, and Failing to Stop at Stop Sign.

Upon attempting to execute the arrest warrant Samuel Van Horn reportedly jumped out of a window and was running from some of the officers.  Mr. Van Horn quickly found himself in the loving arms of a deputy sheriff and state trooper.  Mr. Van Horn was then restrained and taken to the LCSO. Mr. Van Horn has since posted bond on the Pettis County arrest warrant but now has potential additional charges in Livingston County.

 

Sheriff Steve Cox

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