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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 […]

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. […]

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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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Motorcyclist nearly hits sheriff’s vehicle, later arrested on several charges

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports an investigation into a motorcyclist driving in a careless manner without a helmet in the area of Polk and Miller streets in Chillicothe last weekend led to the arrest of a Kansas City man on several allegations. The motorcyclist allegedly nearly struck a sheriff’s vehicle head-on and refused to […]

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Authorities conduct search of THS and TMS for narcotics

The Trenton Police Department reports nothing of evidentiary value was located during a search for illegal narcotics at Trenton High School and Middle School on Tuesday. Trenton Police officers, as well as Livingston County Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki, conducted the search at the request of the Trenton R-9 School District. THS Principal Kasey […]

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 […]

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Livingston County Sheriff’s Department investigates incident in Avalon

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has released information about recent incidents. One incident started with an investigation on a possible burglary in the Avalon area on July 23rd. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the suspect vehicle was seen pulling on to private property near a building or buildings without headlamps about 3:30 in the morning. The […]

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Two arrested by patrol involving stolen vehicle case out of Livingston County

The Highway Patrol has released the names of the two suspects involved in the stolen vehicle investigation in Livingston County Wednesday morning. The Patrol reports 30-year-old Christopher Haun of Raytown was arrested about an hour and a half after 46-year-old Hazel Miller of Platte City was placed into custody. Online court information shows Haun has […]

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Weekend investigations result in multiple arrests on drug related allegations

Various weekend investigations involving drug allegations are in the news today from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. A search warrant obtained by Sheriff Cox was served Friday evening and resulted in the seizure of alleged methamphetamine and methamphetamine drug paraphernalia.  Officers arrested 33-year-old Steven Burns of Chillicothe who was transferred to the Daviess-Dekalb County Regional […]

Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter

Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki attend Law Enforcement Recognition Week

Livingston County Sheriff Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki attended Law Enforcement Recognition Week at Silver Dollar City Tuesday. Sheriff Steve Cox says the two took part in demonstrations from different K-9 units in the state and surrounding areas. Those demonstrations included narcotics detection, obedience, apprehension, and bite work. The attendance was estimated at 750 […]