Livingston County Sheriff Website

Livingston County Sheriff reports on recent investigations and activities

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information on recent investigations involving his office. The sheriff’s office worked with the Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force on compliance checks of area alcohol sales. Cox reports investigation resulted in three individuals being cited for alleged violations. The person or persons responsible were cited for alleged supply of […]

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Three Mexican nationals sentenced to prison for role in meth conspiracy

Three Mexican nationals have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. Alfredo Soto-Contreras, also known as “Antonio,” 38, of Kansas City, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. Omar Eliseo Barraza-Bueno, […]

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Trenton city employee, injured while mowing, passes out; tractor runs into apartment building

A City of Trenton employee received a minor injury while mowing with a street department-owned John Deere utility tractor with a sidearm brush cutter attached.  While attempting to return to the street department barn, police said the tractor also struck and damaged an apartment building on Lord Street. Detective Jerry Smith reports 49-year-old Fred Sowder […]

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Four teenage girls injured in UTV crash near Powersville

Four teens from Smithville sustained injuries when a utility vehicle overturned four miles northwest in Powersville on the morning of Wednesday, June 17th. Two 13-year-old girls and two 14-year-old girls were transported by private vehicle to the Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville. Injuries for the 13-year-old driver and a 14-year-old passenger were moderate while […]

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Missouri man who shot police officer, then himself, pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A St. Louis, Missouri, man who shot a law enforcement officer before shooting himself pleaded guilty in federal court to drug trafficking and illegally discharging a firearm in Joplin, Missouri. E.F. Fitchpatrick, Jr., 46, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of […]

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Missouri man who pointed pistol at police officer during foot chase sentenced to 9 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man who pointed a loaded pistol at police officers during a car and foot chase was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Matthew D. Billingslea, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 11, 2019, Billingslea pleaded […]