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 […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

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 […]

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 […]

Dustin Lee Ritchie

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 […]

Matthew Aaron Case

Prosecution recommends 10-years with Department of Corrections for Chillicothe man

A Chillicothe man accused of fleeing from a deputy in July waived formal arraignment and pleaded guilty in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court on Tuesday. The prosecutor dismissed one case for 29-year-old Matthew Aaron Case and in exchange for his guilty plea, the prosecution recommended 10-years in the Department of Corrections on a […]

Jury Duty

Livingston County residents to receive notice of potential Jury Duty

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office sent 450 notices to the post office on Thursday for Livingston County residents for potential jury duty service. The notices show they are from Livingston County Circuit Clerk Jane Gann and include a form to complete and return to the Circuit Clerk’s Office promptly. The potential jury duty service runs […]

Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki

Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki attend national conference

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reports Officer Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki attended a national conference. The Handler Instruction and Training Seminar K-9 Conference in Chicago, Illinois is designed and provided by K-9 handlers for K-9 handlers of different skill levels and sizes of agencies. Leadbetter attended multiple training classes on various topics taught by experts […]

Livingston County Sheriff Arrests 2 Most Wanted

Livingston County Sheriff reports arrest of two on “Most Wanted” fugitive list

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two most wanted fugitives over the weekend. Sheriff Steve Cox says 51-year-old John James Meyer of Hale was arrested on a warrant for alleged probation violation on original felony possession of a controlled substance: methamphetamine. Online court information indicates Meyer appeared in Division One of Livingston […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Sheriff Steve Cox reports on drug investigation in Livingston County

Information has been released about recent drug investigations conducted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office followed up on a criminal drug distribution investigation in which a person allegedly distributed methamphetamine from their place of employment. The investigation led to the seizure of alleged used methamphetamine drug paraphernalia and another […]