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Massive raid by Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff and other authorities net many arrests

Many investigations by the Chillicothe Police Department (CPD) and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) took a significant step forward with the service of multiple arrest warrants and other investigations. The group enforcement consisted of approximately 40 law enforcement officers from the Chillicothe Police, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Probation and Parole, […]

Charges Filed

Three charged after Chillicothe Police complete investigation

Three individuals have been charged in Livingston County with multiple felonies following an investigation that Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports involved stolen and forged checks in Chillicothe and the surrounding area. A child was also removed from a home. Online court information shows 37 year old Lynette Dawn King and 64 year old Jimmy […]

Douglas Steven Coin

Investigation into Monday crash leads to additional charges for Wheeling man

A one-vehicle accident on Route B north of Wheeling Monday led to the arrest of a Wheeling man. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports officers arrested 36-year-old Douglas Coin for alleged felon in possession of a firearm and driving while intoxicated. The Highway Patrol took over the investigation and processed Coin. The sheriff’s office transported […]

Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down prison sentences in Thursday session of Grundy County Court

Prison sentences were announced on four defendants during Thursday’s session in the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Timothy Persell Junior admitted to probation violations. His probation was revoked and he was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections on each of three counts of distributing or delivering drugs early in 2016. The […]

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

Livingston County prosecutor files charges against Brookfield man

A felon facing multiple felony charges in Linn County for reportedly leading law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit in February now faces charges in Livingston County. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren filed charges against 38 year old Matthew Guilford of Brookfield of first degree endangering the welfare of a child—first […]

Audio: Missouri Prescription Drug Monitoring Program legislation heading to a conference committee

Legislation that would create a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is now heading to a Missouri House-Senate conference committee. While both chambers have approved PDMP, they’ve approved different versions. Scott City GOP State Representative Holly Rehder delivered a passionate floor speech on Monday, urging colleagues not to judge people “unless you’ve walked a mile in […]

Fatal Crash

One dead in single-vehicle crash in Nodaway County; driver arrested on DWI

The driver was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a passenger was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident in rural Nodaway County. Thirty-seven-year-old Neil Minor of Tarkio was ejected from the overturning car and died at the scene of the crash three miles west of Maryville. Minor was a passenger in a car driven by 31-year-old Elizabeth Merriett […]

Drug Bust

Livingston County investigations result in multiple arrests

Livingston County Sheriff’s Office investigations related to drugs and a suspicious vehicle have resulted in multiple arrests. Sheriff Steve Cox reports a deputy stopped a vehicle in Chillicothe on a traffic offense Saturday night, and the occupant was a subject in an ongoing drug investigation at Wheeling. The Chillicothe Police Department assisted sheriff’s office staff, […]

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Wheeling woman arrested after search warrant served during drug investigation

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office began a drug investigation in Wheeling that resulted in the execution of a search warrant of a home along with an arrest of a female suspect. The search warrant was executed around mid-afternoon in the 800 block of Route B at the north end of Wheeling. Sheriff Steve Cox reports […]