Dustin Lee Ritchie

Livingston County authorities arrest man found hiding in clothes dryer

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched to Utica on Tuesday afternoon conducting a fugitive investigation that ended with the arrest of a man that the sheriff says was found, attempting to hide, inside a clothes dryer. Thirty-five-year-old Dustin Lee Ritchie was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for alleged trespassing in the first degree. Sheriff […]

Charges Filed

Additional charges filed in Mercer County against Drake Kately, charges also filed against Princeton man

Additional felony charges have been filed in Mercer County against the Kansas City man the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office reports has escaped from jail twice. The sheriff’s office notes 27-year-old Drake Kately has not yet been found by law enforcement following his latest escape the night of August 28th. Additional charges for Kately are escape […]

Jail or Prison Escape

Escapee from Mercer County Jail back in custody

Information has been released about a prisoner who had escaped but has been returned to custody at the Mercer County Jail in Princeton Friday night. Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman reports 27-year-old Drake Kately of Kansas City was found hiding in an apartment in Princeton and apprehended around 12:30 am on Saturday morning. Stockman says […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Chillicothe man faces additional charges from incident that ended in Mooresville

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports additional charges have been filed in the Livingston County Associate Circuit Court on a Chillicothe man stemming from an incident that ended in Mooresville in July. Twenty-nine-year-old Matthew Aaron Case allegedly fled from a deputy prior to being arrested on a felony warrant for alleged violation of bond conditions […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department investigates incident in Avalon

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has released information about recent incidents. One incident started with an investigation on a possible burglary in the Avalon area on July 23rd. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the suspect vehicle was seen pulling on to private property near a building or buildings without headlamps about 3:30 in the morning. The […]

Death Penalty or Capital Punishment

Death penalty sought against Missouri men in murder and drug-trafficking conspiracy case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against two men previously charged in two area murders. Shawn Burkhalter, also known as “Deuce,” 30, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Joshua Nesbitt, also known as “T,” 25, of Crowder, Mississippi, were indicted last […]

Joshua Caudill

Suspect evades authorities in Livingston County manhunt

Chillicothe police reported officers last evening responded to Wheeling at the request of a Livingston County deputy who was encountering a problem with an individual allegedly resisting arrest. Information from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night reported that a deputy was attempting to arrest a fugitive on a felony warrant and that the suspect […]

Charges Filed

Trenton man facing additional charges in Grundy County

A 28-year old Trenton resident faces additional charges in Grundy County after being arrested on Monday. The first announced charges against Bryant Ellis accused him of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on December 9th. The latest charges accuse Ellis of possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, delivery of a controlled substance, resisting […]

Randy Ray

Livingston County Sheriff’s office finds 11 bags of meth, cash and distribution equipment during traffic stop

Authorities in Livingston County report that after a traffic stop, there was a seizure of 11bags of alleged methamphetamine, distribution equipment, and nearly $4,200 in cash. A Chillicothe resident now faces a drug charge after his initial arrest on a warrant for an alleged assault in the third degree from a January 3rd incident. 36-year-old […]