High speed chase ends in arrest of Illinois man in Linn County

High speed chase ends in arrest of Illinois man in Linn County

A vehicle pursuit that started west of Wheeling on April 24th resulted in the arrest of an Illinois man in Linn County. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports 30-year-old Terrence Turner of Country Club Hills, Illinois has been charged in Livingston County with felony resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing and creating a substantial […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department temporarily halts some services in preparation for move

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department has temporarily halted some administrative services as it prepares to move into the south part of the Chillicothe Police Department building. Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office will not handle any concealed carry permits or renewals, other fingerprinting, and several other administrative services until May 17th. The public is asked […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and Chillicothe Police Department to operate from same building

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Chillicothe Police Department have announced plans to operate out of the same building. Sheriff Steve Cox and Police Chief Jon Maples brought the plans to the city administrator and county commission, and the plans are moving forward. The goal date for moving is May 10th. The Chillicothe Police Department […]

Big Rig Fire

Big rig hits guardrail on Highway 36 bridge causing diesel to spill and truck to erupt in flames

A tractor-trailer truck hit a bridge rail and caught fire on Highway 36 east of Chillicothe early Saturday. Chillicothe and Wheeling firefighters extinguished the blaze with the damage described by Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen as a total loss to the truck and trailer from the crash and fire. Diesel fuel spilled into Medicine […]

Child Endangerment

Ludlow woman who overdosed on meth charged with endangering the welfare of a child

A Ludlow woman has been charged with a felony after law enforcement responded to an individual possibly overdosing on narcotics in March. Thirty-two-year-old Kayla Sue Bower has been charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, creating substantial risk, first offense. An initial appearance in court is scheduled for May 26th. A probable cause […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Livingston County Sheriff reports Chillicothe man presented with life-saving commendation

A Chillicothe man was recently presented a life-saving commendation following his actions in February. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports Eugene Meyer drove down a rural county road he seldom travels the morning of February 14th when the temperature was around 0. Meyer noticed a two-year-old standing in a ditch, stopped, and placed the child […]

Jury Duty

Notices of prospective jury duty mailed to 600 residents of Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has mailed 600 notices to residents for prospective jury duty. Sheriff Cox reports the next term for prospective jurors is June 14th through October 14th. By Missouri law, Circuit Clerk Jane Gann has the duty to select prospective jurors randomly from a registered voters list and driver’s license information. She […]

Authorities release more information in recovery of Gerald Avery’s body

More information has been released about the canceled silver advisory for a rural Livingston County man who the Highway Patrol reported was found deceased. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a citizen flew over rural Livingston County on March 28th and located what he thought maybe 82-year-old Gerald Avery’s vehicle. The citizen reported it to […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reports on those ordered to the Missouri Department of Corrections

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department recently received court orders to cause the following detainees to be transferred to the Missouri Department of Corrections to serve a sentence or attend a treatment program: Shannon Buss, 40, Chillicothe        Forgery – 4 years DOC – ITP program. Joseph Vargas, 22, Chillicothe        Possession […]

Authorities continue search for missing Livingston County man

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department continues to seek the public’s assistance regarding a missing elderly, rural Livingston County man’s whereabouts. Eighty-two-year-old Gerald Avery has been missing since Thursday afternoon around 12:15 when Avery was seen at the food pantry at 403 Locust Street in Chillicothe. He’s described as a white male, five feet seven, 230 […]

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Patrol arrests man from Dawn on multiple drug-related allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Dawn man in Livingston County on March 27th on multiple drug-related allegations. Sixty-year-old William Schneiter was accused of the felonies of unlawful possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a controlled substance—diazepam. He was also accused of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated—drugs, unlawful possession of drug […]

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Traffic stop on Highway 36 ends with seizure of Uzi submachine gun, ammunition and drugs

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Northwest Missouri Interagency Team Response Operation-Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Task Force are investigating an incident earlier this week. Sheriff Steve Cox reports Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter stopped a vehicle late at night on Highway 36 because it was being driven as if the driver was impaired […]

Drug Bust

Vehicle stop leads to arrest of three on alleged drug violations

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a vehicle stop on Highway 65 for an equipment violation led to the arrest of three individuals for alleged drug violations. Online court information shows 63-year-old Daniel Leroy Walker of Bedford, 38-year-old Dawn Rachelle King of Hale, and 40-year-old Sasha Campos of Hale have each been charged with felony […]

Child Sex Crimes

Chillicothe man charged with sodomy and deviate sexual intercourse against 9-year-old girl; Chillicothe woman charged with child neglect

Two Chillicothe residents face multiple charges following a well-being check in February on a female juvenile who law enforcement reports sent text messages to her grandmother that she did not feel safe. Thirty-eight-year-old Eric Wayne Suddith has been charged with the felonies of sodomy or first degree attempted sodomy and enticement or attempted enticement of […]

Child Sex Crimes

Bucklin man charged with sex crimes against 13-year-old girl

A Bucklin man has been charged with two counts of felony statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse, with a person less than 14 years of age. Twenty-five-year-old Jaren Tyler Hooten was charged following an investigation by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and a forensic interview at the North Central Children’s Advocacy Center. […]

Eric Nelson McKinney

Fugitive child sex offender from Livingston County arrested in Oklahoma

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a fugitive child sex offender was arrested in Oklahoma on a Livingston County warrant. He explains an investigation began on 44-year-old Eric Nelson McKinney after he registered with the sheriff’s office in November due to concerns of false information on his registration. McKinney had been convicted of several violations, […]

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Chillicothe authorities go on manhunt after suspect flees during execution of search warrant

The Chillicothe Police Department reports Probation and Parole officers attempted a warrant service in the 1900 block of Polk Street on March 2nd in the afternoon, but the wanted subject fled. The Chillicothe Police, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, and Highway Patrol searched the area for 45-year-old Bradley Aaron Case.  Police Case was known to be […]