50-year-old Lonnie Richardson in Custody

Audio: U.S. Marshals capture southern Missouri man accused of threatening to kill Wright County sheriff and judge

The U.S. Marshals have announced that they’ve captured a southern Missouri man accused of threatening to kill Wright County Sheriff Sonny Byerley, a judge, and their family members.     50-year-old Lonnie Richardson was arrested Monday after marshals and Laclede County Sheriff’s deputies found him hiding in a small camping trailer near southwest Missouri’s Lebanon. […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 4-years without parole for illegal firearm and making threatening phone call to airport

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm and for making a threatening phone call that caused disruption at the Springfield National Airport. Dustin B. Gowens, 39, of Springfield was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to four years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 22, 2020, […]

Carjacking

Three Kansas City men charged in armed carjacking that resulted in police pursuit and fatal collision

Three Kansas City, Missouri, men have been charged in federal court for their roles in an armed carjacking Monday night that led to a high-speed chase and a collision that killed another motorist. Derrell M. Wade, also known as Derrelle, 19, Curtis R. Daniels, 18, and Michael A. Brown, 18, were charged in a two-count […]

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 […]

Mugshot of Anthony Munroe

Chillicothe man surrenders after authorities enter residence

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a fugitive from Independence was found hiding in the basement of a private residence on North Fair Street in Chillicothe on Thursday. Thirty-eight-year-old Anthony David Munroe surrendered when sheriff’s office staff gained entry into the home. Munroe had been a fugitive since January 29, 2020, with his latest warrant […]

Police Investigation

Fugitive investigations lead to arrests in Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office conducted two fugitive investigations that resulted in arrests and arrested one additional individual on Tuesday. Sheriff Steve Cox says one fugitive investigation by his office and Missouri Probation and Parole officers at a Chillicothe location resulted in the arrest of 27-year-old Nicholas Duckworth of Chillicothe on a Missouri Parole warrant. […]

Indictment

Eleven Missouri residents indicted for $1.7 million meth, heroin conspiracy and numerous firearms

Eleven defendants have been indicted for their roles in a $1.7 million conspiracy to distribute 150 kilograms of methamphetamine and 10 kilograms of heroin, as well as illegally possessing numerous firearms. Kamel Mahgub Elburki, 31, Ashley Brooke Clevenger, 37, Edward Jason Alberty Jr., 23, Rachel Gale Simpson, 36, Daniel Jessie Ruiz, 35, and Matthew John […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Authorities investigate unwanted photos sent via social media

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information on incidents investigated recently. One of the incidents involved an adult male allegedly contacting a woman on social media and sending her what is described as “a very personal photo.” The photo was unsolicited, unwanted, and unappreciated because the woman’s child was present when the woman received […]

Miranda Nicole Adams

Livingston County fugitive captured after being on the run for more than a year

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office found and arrested a felony fugitive last week after more than a year of following multiple leads. Thirty-nine-year-old Miranda Nicole Adams of Chillicothe was arrested on a warrant for alleged violation of bond conditions on an original charge of felony possession of a controlled substance, with bond […]