Two Livingston County Fugitives in Custody After Manhunt

Three in custody after manhunt in Livingston County

The Chillicothe Police Department reports three individuals are in custody following a fugitive investigation that began on Tuesday after a five-hour manhunt. Police Chief Jon Maples says law enforcement took several theft reports in which the suspects were the same individuals that had been victimizing citizens and also found to be armed and dangerous. Officers […]

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Livingston County Sheriff’s Department completes investigation

Among recent reports from the Livingston County Sheriff, officers learned on September 12th that a chainsaw stolen in 2018 was located in Grundy County. Livingston County officials are working with Grundy County authorities in collecting additional information about this case. The sheriff reported Grundy County authorities have arrested 23-year-old Tristan Marie Greer on a Livingston […]

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Trenton man arrested on burglary charge

A Trenton man was arrested over the weekend in connection with an alleged incident at the Chillicothe Walmart Store. Thirty-year-old Ryan Earl Vencill has been charged with first-degree burglary. He was arrested Saturday by Chillicothe Police; then taken to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail. The felony charge was filed by Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren in […]

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 […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education to hold community meeting on 4-day week

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved after-school program contracts, the Local Program Compliance Statement, and the substitute list Monday. Policy updates were also passed. There was a discussion on how to move forward with the elementary school boiler. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis thanked the staff for its “excellent” handling of a lockdown last week. He […]

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Novinger man arrested on drug-related allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Novinger man in Adair County on Wednesday morning on a couple of drug-related allegations. Thirty-two-year-old Robert Shultz was accused of felony possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior offense. He was also arrested on an Adair County warrant for failure to register a motor vehicle. […]

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Woman who hit buggy on 9th Street killing Spickard woman pleads guilty

A traffic arraignment was held on Tuesday for a Trenton woman involved in a motor vehicle-horse and buggy crash in Trenton that resulted in the death of a Spickard woman. Pursuant to a plea agreement, 50-year-old Christina Diane Airey waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of guilty to misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle in […]

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Livingston County authorities arrest man found hiding in clothes dryer

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched to Utica on Tuesday afternoon conducting a fugitive investigation that ended with the arrest of a man that the sheriff says was found, attempting to hide, inside a clothes dryer. Thirty-five-year-old Dustin Lee Ritchie was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for alleged trespassing in the first degree. Sheriff […]

Melanie Myers

St. Joseph teen arrested in Daviess County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Saint Joseph resident in Daviess County Tuesday morning on drug-related allegations. Eighteen-year-old Melanie Myers was accused of felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She also had a misdemeanor DeKalb County warrant on possession of marijuana. Myers was transported to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional […]

Charges Filed

Additional charges filed in Mercer County against Drake Kately, charges also filed against Princeton man

Additional felony charges have been filed in Mercer County against the Kansas City man the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office reports has escaped from jail twice. The sheriff’s office notes 27-year-old Drake Kately has not yet been found by law enforcement following his latest escape the night of August 28th. Additional charges for Kately are escape […]

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Audio: New Missouri law aims to shrink the number of offenders being locked up

A new Missouri law aims to reduce the number of offenders being locked up in local jails and state prisons. State Parole Board member Brian Munzlinger of northeast Missouri’s Williamstown says the law ditches mandatory minimum sentences for some nonviolent crimes.     Munzlinger tells Missourinet the law also requires the parole board to evaluate […]