Livingston County Sheriff reports on investigations, arrests and incidents

Livingston County sheriff

The Livingston County Sheriff has released a report of their recent investigations and arrests.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, as the department has either started or continues investigations, some of which include domestic assault, harassment, drug activity and more.

The department began an investigation into domestic assault. The investigation shows an adult female allegedly was very disruptive at a family gathering and refused to calm down and cooperate. An adult female relative attempted to discuss the problem when an assault took place.

Further investigation has taken place and several people have been interviewed. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.

On June 2 the department began an investigation of harassment on social media. The suspect, in this case, is a former relative of the victim and authorities recovered 29 messages, with many being profane and threatening. A report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney.

The department began an investigation on June 4th of reported trespassing on private property near Wheeling. The Victim reported they had left the home and returned to get something, and saw a neighbor on their property near their home. The subject has been made aware of the problem and request of the property owners. No prosecution requested at this time.

A deputy checked a parking lot near a business in Chillicothe on June 5, where tips of alleged drug activity took place. A deputy observed 3 people in a vehicle acting very unusual and attempting to hide from the deputy.

Further investigation resulted in the seizure of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, with three men cited for the alleged possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. An additional search took place, and a larger quantity of marijuana was seized from that location.

On June 9 an investigation into a large dumping of trash was investigated. The department discovered the owners of the trash, and further investigation revealed the citizens solicited someone on social media to take care of their trash for a fee. The employed people were supposed to properly dispose of the trash. Those individuals paid to dispose of the trash picked up all the trash Land owner was satisfied with the outcome.

On June 10th, the department began investigating a report of property damage and trespassing in the north part of Livingston County. Suspect(s) drove through planted fields on private property multiple times. The department hs identified a suspect vehicle and investigation is continuing. 

Arrests:

Jennifer Voncille Burk, 28, Chillicothe was arrested on 2 Caldwell County arrest warrants for an alleged total of 6 counts of class A misdemeanor of passing bad checks. Ms. Burk was turned over to a Caldwell County deputy in lieu of bond.

The department received a tip on a wanted fugitive. A deputy and Chillicothe police department officer followed up on the tip and arrested Jason Ray Gerdsen, 36, Chillicothe on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony possession of controlled substance. Additional investigation took place and the CPD may have additional charges. Mr. Gerdsen was transferred to the Daviess-Dekalb County Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

The department was following up on a family disturbance investigation and subsequently arrested Marcy Ann Crowe, 34, Avalon, for alleged driving while intoxicated. Ms. Crowe was issued a citation and released.

The department served a Livingston County arrest warrant on Tara Renea Hall, 25, Utica, for alleged probation violation on an original charge of class B felony drug violation. Bond was denied by the Court and Ms. Hall was transferred to the Daviess-DeKalb regional jail.
Citations:

June 2 a deputy stopped a vehicle for stop sign violation and issued the driver a citation for alleged driving while suspended.

June 3 a deputy issued a speeding citation to a Colorado man for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36.

June 5 citation to Maryville woman for 81 in a 65, ticket to Illinois man for 83 in a 65, and a Kansas City man for 82 in a 65.

On June 6, Sheriff Cox attended the town meetings at Ludlow and Chula. On June 8, attended the Wheeling Town meeting. Area information was exchanged with the city officials and those present.

June 8 the department recovered an abandoned bicycle west of Chillicothe. The Free Spirit bicycle may be claimed at the Livingston County Sheriff’s department.