Livingston County Sheriff

Chillicothe woman arrested, drugs seized after search warrant served

The Livingston County sheriff reports a Chillicothe woman was arrested after a search warrant and alleged drugs were seized from a rural residence on LIV road 228. Sheriff Steve Cox said 25-year-old Kelsey Mae Reeter was arrested for alleged drug violations. On Saturday afternoon, the sheriff’s office obtained a search warrant for the home in […]

Nicole Galloway Missouri State Auditor

Missouri State Auditor releases compilation of Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act seizure reports for 2018

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently released a compilation of property seizures made under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) in 2018. The Auditor’s report shows law enforcement officials seized an estimated $9.1 million worth of property in 699 seizures. Those were increases from 2017 when law enforcement officials seized approximately $7 million worth of […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Investigations by Livingston County Sheriff’s Department lead to multiple arrests

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has conducted multiple drug investigations this month. Those investigations included one near U. S. Highway 36 and LIV 255 last Thursday. Sheriff Steve Cox reports a free air search around a vehicle by Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki and further investigation led to the seizure of a methamphetamine smoking […]

Child Porn

Authorities charge man in Daviess County with child porn

The Highway Patrol today announced the arrest of 33-year-old Jay C. Guhlke of Polo for alleged promotion and possession of child pornography. Friday’s arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit. The Patrol was assisted by the Caldwell and Daviess County Sheriff’s Offices. […]

Randy Ray

Livingston County Sheriff’s office finds 11 bags of meth, cash and distribution equipment during traffic stop

Authorities in Livingston County report that after a traffic stop, there was a seizure of 11bags of alleged methamphetamine, distribution equipment, and nearly $4,200 in cash. A Chillicothe resident now faces a drug charge after his initial arrest on a warrant for an alleged assault in the third degree from a January 3rd incident. 36-year-old […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Suspect who escaped from Livingston County Sheriff’s car, while in restraints, involved in multiple stolen vehicle cases

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a fugitive from Bedford taken into custody Wednesday morning escaped from a patrol vehicle while in restraints and fled on foot before being caught again and placed in additional restraints. Three deputies and two state troopers originally found 29-year-old Linn Hoskins III in the back of a stolen pickup […]

Vladimir Putin

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt warns Putin must not overstep

President Trump must have listened to Missouri Senator Roy Blunt – and canceled his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, because of Russian aggression in Ukraine.  Just yesterday Blunt told the Senate that the message Putin should be clear.     Russia shot at Ukraine ships –and seized their crews – off the coast […]

Meth and Heroin

Polo man sentenced to 25 Years in prison for $4.3 million meth, heroin conspiracy

A Polo, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a $4.3 million conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin throughout Clay, Ray, Clinton and Buchanan counties. Joshua K. Bowers, 34, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 25 years and 10 months in federal prison without […]

Child Molestation Arrest

Rural Gallatin man facing felony of attempted child molestation

Additional charges have been filed in Daviess County against a rural Gallatin man who’s facing a felony count of attempted child molestation in the first degree. After search warrants were obtained, sheriff’s officers seized a computer owned by 68-year-old Allen David Coates of 103 Lake Viking Terrace. Coates is now charged with two counts of possession […]

Gavel and Law book

Eight indicted for $2.1 million methamphetamine conspiracy

Eight defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $2.1 million conspiracy to distribute nearly 100 kilograms of methamphetamine.  Juan Guzman, also known as “Flaco,” 37, Luis Carlos Ramos Caraveo, 23, and Maria De La Cruz Nava, 22, all citizens of Mexico residing in the Kansas City, Mo, area; Chanthacone […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

For the 2nd day in a row, two arrested in Livingston County while on the way to court

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports two individuals were arrested and suspected methamphetamine, methamphetamine paraphernalia, and marijuana paraphernalia were seized, after responding to a Friday call of a suspicious activity. The suspicious activity took place near the community of Dawn, however, the vehicle soon left that area and was located by deputies at fuel pumps […]

Marijuana

Two Mexican nationals charged in $10 million Daviess County marijuana growing operation

Two Mexican nationals were charged in federal court for their roles in a Daviess County, Mo., marijuana-growing operation where law enforcement officers seized nearly $10 million worth of plants. Sergio Medina-Perez, also known as “Chapo,” 44, and Miguel Pulido-Maldonado, also known as “Mona,” 27, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District […]

Pedestrian sign and police lights

Vehicle clips pedestrian who is later arrested on drug accusations

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the Highway Patrol Crime Lab is examining paraphernalia seized during a search after a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Wheeling this week. A vehicle reportedly drove south on Route B when the vehicle’s mirror clipped the arm of an adult male pedestrian wearing all black in a darkened area of the […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Chillicothe man arrested after investigation at motel

An investigation of a possible controlled substance at a motel by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Chillicothe Police Department Friday resulted in the arrest of a Chillicothe man. Sheriff Steve Cox reports officers arrested 39-year-old Julius Lamont Boyd for alleged possession of a controlled substance following an investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Office Detective […]

William Coyle

Brookfield man arrested on alleged animal abuse; eleven animals seized

Brookfield police report the arrest of 41-year-old William Coyle of Brookfield Friday night following an investigation into a report of alleged animal abuse. Officers recovered eleven animals from a residence in the 100 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue in Brookfield. The animals’ welfare was being evaluated and information was to be forwarded to the Linn […]

Drug Bust

Investigation spanning months in Chillicothe results in two arrests

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports a multi-month investigation resulted in the arrest of two individuals Tuesday on alleged endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Maples says the Chillicothe Police Department and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant for drugs in […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Investigation in Livingston County results in arrest and seizure of evidence

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports charges are pending on multiple individuals following an investigation that began last week, which resulted in the discovery of a fugitive and the seizure of alleged drugs. The sheriff’s office requested assistance from the Chillicothe Police Department in the investigation on Clay Street in Chillicothe. Officers subsequently arrested 41-year-old […]