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Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms Harrison County Sheriff took his own life

Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Jake Angle confirms Harrison County Sheriff Joshua Eckerson died Thursday night after sustaining a gunshot wound. The preliminary investigation indicates the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. The Patrol responded to a Bethany residence with the Bethany Police Department and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and determined, upon arrival, that Eckerson was […]

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Formal charges filed, suspects identified in high-speed police pursuit on Sunday

Criminal charges were filed in Clinton County following a high-speed law enforcement pursuit on Sunday that began in Livingston County and ended in Plattsburg in Clinton County. Facing four counts each are 24-year-old Rai’mon Watson of Kansas City and 20-year-old Tyson Scott of Grandview. No bond was set and both are charged with possession of […]

Police Chase

High-Speed chase in Livingston County ends with suspects being arrested in Clinton County

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office reports two people were taken into custody following a law enforcement pursuit on Sunday that started in Livingston County and ended in Plattsburg. Both suspects were taken to the Clinton County Detention Center to await the filing of formal charges. Livingston County Sheriff’s office reported the State Highway Patrol had made […]

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 […]

Drug busted

Mooresville woman arrested on drug allegations

An investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Chillicothe Police Department led to the arrest of a Mooresville woman Wednesday on drug-related allegations. Officers arrested 48-year-old Amy Nieman on the alleged felonies of possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance—scheduled prescription medication. A report is to be submitted to Livingston […]

Drug Bust

What began as a serving of a court process turns into drug bust by Livingston County authorities

The investigation continues after a court process service at Utica by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office resulted in a drug seizure and arrest. Sheriff Steve Cox says an officer found the person to be served in a shed. The service changed to investigative, and officers reportedly seized more than a felony amount of high-grade marijuana […]

Cameron Missour Police

Police arrest Cameron student for making threats of violence

The Cameron Police Department reports it has made an arrest in reference to a possible threat at the Cameron High School on Tuesday. Cameron R-1 School District Superintendent Matt Robinson says a high school student was arrested after students heard him verbally threaten violence. Robinson would not confirm the student’s identity because the student is […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Man with handgun in waistband attempting to shoplift flees scene in Chillicothe

Chillicothe Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports the department received a report early Sunday of a subject attempting to steal in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Sampsel said, upon an employee making contact with the subject, a handgun was observed in the suspect’s waistband. The person then fled from the scene on foot, however, a search […]

Drug Bust

Weekend investigations result in multiple arrests on drug related allegations

Various weekend investigations involving drug allegations are in the news today from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. A search warrant obtained by Sheriff Cox was served Friday evening and resulted in the seizure of alleged methamphetamine and methamphetamine drug paraphernalia.  Officers arrested 33-year-old Steven Burns of Chillicothe who was transferred to the Daviess-Dekalb County Regional […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports three area residents arrested on drug allegations

Three individuals were arrested Monday afternoon by the Highway Patrol in DeKalb County and were being held in custody pending the filing of formal charges. A Gallatin resident, 47-year-old Joseph McClane, has been accused of multiple counts. McClane is accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, felony resisting arrest, as well as misdemeanor marijuana possession and […]