Douglas Steven Coin

Investigation into Monday crash leads to additional charges for Wheeling man

A one-vehicle accident on Route B north of Wheeling Monday led to the arrest of a Wheeling man. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports officers arrested 36-year-old Douglas Coin for alleged felon in possession of a firearm and driving while intoxicated. The Highway Patrol took over the investigation and processed Coin. The sheriff’s office transported […]

Police Chase

Two Brookfield residents fleeing from police crash on Jewel Drive

Two residents from Brookfield, described by the highway patrol as fleeing from police, were injured in a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in Linn County. The driver, 42-year-old Christopher Wilson, received serious injuries and passenger, 28-year-old Alisha McCollum, received minor injuries. Both were taken by ambulance to the Pershing Memorial Hospital. The sports utility vehicle was […]

William Rex Long Booking Photo

Officers responding to “car stuck in cemetery” call arrest suspect on a multitude of violations

A case file is now complete regarding the arrest of a 24-year-old man after the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a vehicle stuck in a cemetery east of Chillicothe March 24th. Officers arrested William Rex Long (no address given) on various criminal violations. Cox reports Long has a prior drug-related conviction […]

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. […]

Arrest graphic with handcuffs

Patrol arrests South Carolina man on warrants involving indecent liberties with a child

The Highway Patrol reports it arrested a Fort Mill, South Carolina man in Linn County on Wednesday afternoon and accused him of being a felony fugitive from out of state. The North Carolina warrants for 55-year-old William Rockow allegedly involve two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of contributing to the […]

Deadly Crash

ATV crash in Adair County claims the life one, another life-flighted to Columbia

An all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday evening in southwest Adair County has claimed the life of one man and injured another. The accident at 5:45 pm occurred on Highway 11, four miles to the east of Winigan. The highway patrol reports 35-year-old Nicholas Hauser of Washington, Missouri was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair […]