Drug Bust

Two from Macon arrested on drug-related offenses

Two men from Macon were arrested early Tuesday morning in Livingston County and accused of various drug-related offenses. Thirty-five-year-old Elisha Walter and 40-year-old William Cooper were taken to the Chillicothe Police Department and placed on a 24-hour hold. Elisha Walter was arrested on two felony warrants including possession of methamphetamine in Macon County and dangerous […]

Child Porn

Former deputy in Missouri sentenced for child pornography

A former Camden County, Missouri, sheriff’s deputy was sentenced in federal court for receiving child pornography. Leonard Jerome Wilson, 41, formerly of Camdenton, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to eight years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Wilson to serve 10 years of supervised release following incarceration. […]

Suspect Arrested News Grapahic

Man who moved into vacant house in Spickard arrested on allegation of receiving stolen property

A man described as a convicted felon with multiple offenses in his past was arrested on Saturday by members of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Forty-two-year old John Ervin Peterson was reported to have moved into a vacant house at Spickard and now faces two counts of receiving stolen property. Bond is $25,000 cash with […]

Guilty Plea

Man who spent 38 years in prison for murder pleads guilty to drug trafficking while on parole

 An Olathe, Kansas, man who was on parole after spending 38 years in prison for murdering two people in a bar robbery, one of whom was an off-duty police officer, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in federal court. Robert Lucious Toney, 67, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. to one count […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Teenager arrested in Daviess County on multiple allegations

A teenager from Overland Park, Kansas was arrested Tuesday in Daviess County. Nineteen-year-old Jacob Palmer, who faces multiple allegations, was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail in Pattonsburg. Palmer is accused of tampering with a motor vehicle, felony resisting arrest by fleeing and felony possession of methamphetamine. He’s also accused of […]

Paul Chandler

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 […]

Child Pornography

Former Missouri deputy pleads guilty to child pornography

 A former Camden County, Missouri, sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving child pornography. Leonard Jerome Wilson, 40, formerly of Camdenton, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to. Under the terms of today’s plea agreement, Wilson must surrender his peace officer license and enter guilty pleas in two related […]

Charges Filed

Drug charges filed in Grundy County on 38-year-old woman

Drug charges have been filed in Grundy County Circuit Court for a woman arrested late Friday night by the Highway Patrol. Thirty-eight-year-old Melissa Brill faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance including methamphetamine and hydrocodone. There’s also one count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, described as a glass smoking pipe. Bond on […]

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 […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Missouri man sentenced for illegal firearm, meth trafficking

A Columbia, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm and methamphetamine to distribute. Elfonta Arnaz Stevens, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to seven years and six months in federal prison without parole. On June 5, 2019, Stevens pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the […]