Child Porn Charges

Former Chillicothe man arrested in Kansas on child porn charges

The Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the arrest of a fugitive and former Chillicothe resident in Johnson County, Kansas on Wednesday evening, January 20th Thirty-two-year-old Zachary Ryan Kerns has been a fugitive on the charge since June. He was arrested on a Livingston County warrant alleging four counts of felony possession of child pornography. […]

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Charges filed against two men involved in high-speed pursuit that ended near Hamilton

Two men have been charged in Ray County with multiple felonies following a multi-county vehicle pursuit on January 13th. Law enforcement reported started in Ray County and ended north of Hamilton. Online court information shows 28-year-old Sergey Bocharov and 35-year-old Thomas Ainsworth have both been charged with assault—second degree—special victim, armed criminal action, property damage—first degree—damage […]

Police Chase or Pursuit

Two suspects in custody after high-speed pursuit ends north of Hamilton; officer crashes during pursuit

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports two suspects were taken into custody north of Hamilton Wednesday morning, January 13th after a multi-county vehicle pursuit. The pursuit of burglary suspects started in Ray County and continued through Carroll County on Route D through Ludlow where a Ray County deputy lost control on railroad tracks.  The Highway Patrol […]

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Livingston County Sheriff alerting residents to scam involving concealed carry permits

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents to a scam involving concealed carry permits. Sheriff Steve Cox reports a citizen received an electronic message saying his or her concealed carry permit was about to expire. The message wanted the person to download something to renew the CCW permit. Cox notes his office and other […]

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Livingston County Sheriff seeking tips on incident where bullets were fired into occupied home

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on an incident involving a firearm that happened in the 4000 block of Route A on November 28th. Sheriff Steve Cox reports investigation shows an unknown individual or individuals were outside a residence, and a firearm discharged at a window of the home. A projectile or projectiles […]

Domestic Violence

Ludlow man arrested on charge of domestic violence and property damage

An investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office into a report of a domestic assault in the 2000 block of Route DD near Ludlow the morning of November 20th resulted in the arrest of a Ludlow man. Twenty-six-year-old Quentin Blake Bassett has been charged with the felonies of domestic assault, third-degree and property damage, first […]

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Stolen vehicle, armed carjacking and multi-county pursuit end with suspects in custody

On Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020, Chillicothe dispatch was alerted of a pursuit by the Linn County Sheriff attempting to stop a specific vehicle allegedly involved in a residential burglary in Linn County on Tuesday morning. A vehicle pursuit was reportedly in progress on Highway 36 in Linn County traveling westbound toward Livingston County. The […]