Officers of the Chillicothe Police Department began an investigation of terrorist threats toward the Chillicothe Police Department, City of Chillicothe government and officials, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, and the Livingston County Courthouse.
As a result of this investigation, the Chillicothe Police Department served a Livingston County search warrant in the 300 block of Park Lane in Chillicothe, Missouri. Multiple firearms were seized and 50 year old Wayne Howe was arrested for making a terrorist threat, attempted assault first degree, and possession of marijuana. Mr. Howe was later charged through the Livingston County Court System and is currently being held on a $20,000 bond.
The Chillicothe Police Department takes these kinds of threats toward Law Enforcement and Government Officials very serious. We were receiving calls from the public as well, as they were also alarmed by this individual. Our number one concern is the safety of the community as well as our own.