Officer Involved Shooting

Officer-involved shooting in Wheeling claims the life of one individual

An individual has died after an officer-involved shooting in Wheeling Thursday evening. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports deputies had performed a vehicle stop/investigation and allegedly had problems with the adult male driver. No details at this time have been provided, however, Cox is reporting that the deputy sheriff shot the individual, who was later […]

Jennifer Plummer

Former Trenton police officer Jennifer Plummer begins work as Livingston County Deputy

Former Trenton Police officer Jennifer Plummer has been announced as the newest deputy sheriff in Livingston County. After graduating from Craig High School in 1998, she graduated at the Law Enforcement Academy at Missouri Western State University in n December 2006 and began working for the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office in February 2007. In 2011, […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections suspends visitation at all facilities in the state

The Missouri Department of Corrections today sent out this information indicating that visiting has been suspended at all correctional centers in the state of Missouri. Dear Family and Friends: Health officials are working hard to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (commonly known as “coronavirus”) in the United States. While no cases have been diagnosed […]

Motorcycle Police Chase or Pursuit

Motorcycle pursuit ends with arrest of two; authorities seize bike with paperwork to be filed for forfeiture

An investigation into a motorcycle allegedly fleeing from law enforcement in Caldwell and Livingston County has led to two arrests. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the motorcycle driver and owner was identified as 35-year-old Shaun Allen Mindham of Blue Springs. Mindham had an outstanding arrest warrant from Johnson County on felony possession of a […]

Deputy Chris Mueller and K-9 Officer Zaki

Suspect surrenders after officers prepare to send in K-9 Zaki

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a fugitive on the run since January 28th surrendered Sunday after Deputy Leadbetter explained K-9 Zaki would search a home on Jennifer Lane in Chillicothe for the fugitive. Officers initially announced their presence without any response from anyone in the home, but 36-year-old Jeffery Gordon Davenport of Chillicothe reportedly […]

Child Porn

Former deputy in Missouri sentenced for child pornography

A former Camden County, Missouri, sheriff’s deputy was sentenced in federal court for receiving child pornography. Leonard Jerome Wilson, 41, formerly of Camdenton, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to eight years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Wilson to serve 10 years of supervised release following incarceration. […]

Livingston County Sheriff

KC man recorded at 101 mph on Highway 36 resists arrest in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a Kansas City man was taken into custody early Saturday morning after nearly striking a deputy’s vehicle on U. S. Highway 36 east of Chillicothe. Two deputies escorted 29-year-old Kyle Robert Hull to the sheriff’s office where he was reported to be uncooperative. He was then transported to the […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

“Extremely violent, dangerous felon” arrested after police pursuit through five counties

A man Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox called an “extremely violent” and “dangerous felon” was taken into custody Tuesday following a multi-county pursuit of a pickup truck. The man was wanted by Linn County and federal authorities, and several other law enforcement agencies were involved in the pursuit. Information obtained by authorities indicated that the […]

Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki

K-9 Zaki essential to law enforcement in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports K-9 Handler Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki logged more than 272 hours of training in 2019. The training included narcotics detection; obedience; tracking, article search, and bite work; and certifications. The two have found and seized various amounts of drugs with a suspected combined street value of $27,527. […]

Police pursuit

Investigation continues into Carrollton man who fled from law enforcement

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation of a Carrollton man who allegedly tried to flee from law enforcement on Sunday evening, February 2, 2020. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports law enforcement arrested 21-year-old Jeffery Lee Smith the Third after a deputy saw a vehicle without a working brake light or lights […]