One person has been taken into custody after what Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says was an investigation that alerted law enforcement agencies statewide.
A news release today from Sheriff Cox said the investigation began yesterday after information was received about a “person of interest”allegedly considering killing certain officials within the judicial and/or law enforcement system.
The sheriff’s office coordinated with the area and statewide law enforcement, notifying those potentially in danger and increasing security at the Livingston County Courthouse.
Sheriff Cox today reported the arrest of a person he described as a fugitive since June 17th: Cody Ray McClintick.
The sheriff noted McClintick was arrested without incident late yesterday afternoon in Marion County or northeast Missouri. McClintick is to be transported to Livingston County in the near future where he was wanted in response to previous charges.
Sheriff Cox said there’s a felony Livingston County warrant for alleged probation violation on a felony drug conviction. Online court information shows in May of last year, the 23-year-old McClintick received a seven-year prison sentence from Livingston County. Execution of the sentenced was suspended and he was placed on five years supervised probation.
The probation was suspended by the court earlier this month.
Cox stated the latest investigation is continuing with potential additional charges being considered by the prosecuting attorney’s office.
Livingston County officials recognized the assistance and cooperation of the Linn County and Marion County Sheriffs, Missouri Information Analysis Center, the Highway Patrol, NITRO Task Force, Brookfield, Chillicothe, and Hannibal Police Departments and Missouri Probation and Parole.