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No charges to be filed against Livingston County deputy involved in shooting

Livingston County’s Prosecuting Attorney reports he will not file charges stemming from an investigation of the officer-involved shooting March 19th. The Highway Patrol identified the victim as 33-year-old Kyle Eichler of Chillicothe. Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren on his Facebook page announced that his review of the reports, scene photographs, video and other evidence gathered by […]

Motorcycle Police Chase or Pursuit

Motorcycle pursuit ends with arrest of two; authorities seize bike with paperwork to be filed for forfeiture

An investigation into a motorcycle allegedly fleeing from law enforcement in Caldwell and Livingston County has led to two arrests. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the motorcycle driver and owner was identified as 35-year-old Shaun Allen Mindham of Blue Springs. Mindham had an outstanding arrest warrant from Johnson County on felony possession of a […]

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 […]

Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki

K-9 Zaki essential to law enforcement in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports K-9 Handler Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki logged more than 272 hours of training in 2019. The training included narcotics detection; obedience; tracking, article search, and bite work; and certifications. The two have found and seized various amounts of drugs with a suspected combined street value of $27,527. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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Traffic stop in Chillicothe results in arrest of driver when narcotics and firearm were discovered

On Thursday night, a Chillicothe Police Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of South Washington Street for defective lighting and knowledge that the driver did not possess a valid driver’s license. The investigation ended with the arrest of the driver for alleged possession of drugs and a weapon as well as the […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Traffic stop in Livingston County results in Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrest

A traffic stop in the western part of Livingston County last Thursday led to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrest and the arrest of a driver. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports 38-year-old Ivan Othoniel Sevilla-Baker of Mexico was arrested at the request of Homeland Security following a search of a van. He was taken […]

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Jail escapee, Drake Kately, apprehended in Delaware by U.S. Marshals

Various media outlets are reporting the United States Marshal’s Service in Delaware arrested a fugitive who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in September, two and a half months ago. Twenty-seven-year-old Drake Andrew Kately of Kansas City was reportedly “living off the grid” in a wooded area near Edgemore, Delaware, more than a thousand miles […]

Joseph Anderson

Man who threatened to kill deputy enters plea of “Not Guilty”

A Richmond man charged with first-degree harassment for allegedly threatening to kill a Livingston County deputy in September waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Forty-year-old Joseph Anderson had his case continued to December 3rd. Sheriff Steve Cox previously reported Anderson fled […]