High Speed Chase

Stolen vehicle from Brookfield involved in high-speed pursuit on Highway 36

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office was dispatched on Monday night, October 19th to a stolen vehicle from Brookfield traveling at a high rate of speed on westbound Highway 36 into Livingston County. Cox says a Livingston County deputy was on Highway 36 near Utica where one lane is open in a construction […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man charged with illegal firearms, drug trafficking

A Missouri man was charged in federal court with illegally possessing firearms and with drug trafficking after twice leading officers on high-speed vehicle pursuits. Charles V. Bai, 27, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a three-count criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City. The federal criminal complaint charges Bai with two […]

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 […]

Saturday March 21, 2020 Wreck on 9th Street in Trenton

Driver attempting to elude law enforcement causes crash in Trenton

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports three people were hurt late Saturday afternoon in Trenton when a car attempting to elude law enforcement was involved in an accident with another car and hit a tree. Thirty-four-year-old Robert Ellis of Independence was taken by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department to Wright Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Suspect who escaped custody arrested in Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office concluded a fugitive investigation Tuesday with an arrest in Wheeling. Sheriff Cox reports the office had attempted to locate and arrest 31-year-old Joshua Caudill since January 8th on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony forgery, with a bond set at $25,000. Caudill eluded law enforcement for “some time”, […]

Troy Franklin

Troy and Rikki Franklin make court appearance in Sullivan County

A preliminary hearing was held in the Associate Division of Sullivan County Circuit Court Thursday for a Kirksville woman charged with felony hindering the prosecution of a felony in September. Online court information shows 35-year-old Rikki Franklin’s case was bound over to Division One and is to appear for arraignment December 5th. The Highway Patrol […]

Troy Franklin

Green City man who was subject of pursuit in August arrested

Two Green City residents have been arrested, one of them was the subject of a pursuit and manhunt in July and August. The highway patrol reports 35-year-old Troy Franklin was taken into custody without incident, at 1:30 Thursday afternoon. Later Thursday evening, 35-year-old Rikki Franklin of Green City was also arrested by the patrol.  Online arrest […]

Kimberly Brandes

Chillicothe woman arrested yet again, after being released 2 days ago on bond

Some people cannot seem to grasp the concept of how law enforcement works. Authorities turn their emergency lights on, you stop. That wasn’t the case in Chillicothe this Thursday afternoon. At approximately 4 pm today, Livingston County deputies were attempting to serve a warrant in the 1500 block of Webster Street. It was then that […]