What a week for the employees of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. We have been swamped with numerous investigations, calls for service, telephone calls, and assisting either citizens, motorists, or other agencies.
We are still following up investigation leads and information from the escape from confinement at the Livingston County Jail on the night of July 4th. We are working on completing the investigation into who may have had knowledge and planned to assist one or both of these men once they escaped. We have information on who helped Bobby Waddle leave Chillicothe in a vehicle and we are in the process of obtaining additional video evidence. Sheriff Cox spent most of July 5th with the Linn County Sheriff in following leads and searching for Waddle. The Linn County authorities were able to take Waddle into custody without further incident early that evening.
On the night of July 3, deputies were summoned to the Ludlow area for a report of a disturbance and possible unlawful use of a weapon as a young man allegedly had a firearm and was making threatening comment(s). The suspect fled on foot prior to deputy’s arrival. Several officers and a tracking dog from the Missouri State Highway Patrol searched the area and the dog lost scent of the suspect after about ¼ mile of tracking. We are submitting a report to the Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of charges.
On the afternoon of July 5, a deputy assisted the Chillicothe Police as a mentally disabled man had fled from his caretakers and was walking on the railroad tracks outside of Chillicothe. The officers spent time in trying to reason with the man and he would not comply or get off the tracks and allegedly tried to strike a Chillicothe Police Sergeant as he was being taken into custody. The man was later released to his caretakers.
On July 3, we began an investigation of property damage to a utility on Liv 251. A worker reported someone had cut or damaged a heavy support wire on a utility pole. The matter remains under investigation.
On July 3, we completed an investigation of alleged animal neglect at a location south east of Chillicothe. The deputy issued a 56 year old resident a citation for alleged Animal Neglect and must appear in Court on August 08, 2012.
On July 5, we began an investigation of stealing from a location on Liv 525. The victim reported unknown person(s) had stolen 2 game cameras from his property. Investigation continues.
On July 4, a deputy responded to a burn ban violation report and found a rural resident allegedly burning trash and tires. A report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney.
On the night of July 4, we had several calls of reported fireworks violations and were unable to respond to these due to the 2 inmates who escaped from confinement.
We currently have 40 people in custody at the Livingston County Jail, 8 of which are female detainees.