Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports on recent calls for service and investigations

Livingston County sheriff

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released a report on recent activities and incidents.

The Livingston County Sheriff and Missouri State Highway Patrol continued an investigation in rural Livingston County. That investigation involved searching property and seizing alleged evidence from one or more crimes in Livingston County. Additional search, interviews, and investigation is still taking place. Certain evidence has been submitted to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for analysis.

On April 30, the department began an investigation or property damage and burglary to a storage locker unit. Investigation continues.

The department recently responded to a report of disturbance/assault involving occupants of a semi on U.S. 36. No assault was reported as it was a verbal disagreement. The department assisted the female by transporting her to the Community Resource Center in Chillicothe for additional assistance. No charges being sought.

On May 06, the department assisted the highway patrol with investigating an abandoned and wrecked vehicle in the northeast part of Livingston County. Information developed was turned over to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


The department extradited Samuel J. Southers, 36, on May 5 from the Grundy County Sheriff on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged failure to obey a judge’s order on bond conditions, on an original charge of class D felony, unlawful use of a weapon while intoxicated: loaded Firearm. Bond was set at $25,000 cash on case #16LV-CR00201 with warrant dated May 04, 2016.

General Information:

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department had the honor of presenting Ms. Madison Gregory with the 2016 Missouri Sheriff’s Association John Dennis Memorial Scholarship Award in the amount of $1,000.

Deputy/School Resource Officer Chris Mueller had the honor to make the presentation for Sheriff Cox, who was required to be present in Court.

Ms. Gregory is the 6th High School Senior in Livingston County to receive this scholarship since 2001.

The department detained an adult citizen on a 96-hour Court order and transported the person to a treatment facility as directed by the Court.

A Bosworth driver a citation for 91 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Chillicothe.

A deputy issued a Georgia driver a citation for 88 in a 65 on U.S. 36 and Highway D.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s department remained extremely busy over the last week with Court security, investigations, calls for service, and civil process service. We have had multiple times where an officer was not available except for emergencies.

The department is reporting 20 new CCW and 46 CCW renewal permits.

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