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Rules amended for anyone attending court proceedings in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports there are new requirements at the Livingston County Courthouse in Chillicothe for anyone attending court proceedings. Electronics, cell phones, weapons, pepper spray, pocket knives, drinks, food, bags, and purses were already prohibited in courtrooms. New items added to the list are smartwatches and similar devices. Cox says anyone appearing […]

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Juvenile who stole car and went joyriding with friends in the report from Livingston County Sheriff

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has released information on incidents so far this month. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the juvenile office is handling a matter involving a juvenile too young to be driving and allegedly stealing a relative’s vehicle. The sheriff says Sergeant Dustin Woelfle traveled on Bryan Street on March 2nd when a vehicle […]

Body Found

Body discovered at Poosey Conservation Area in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports Jamesport residents discovered a deceased man at the Poosey Conservation Area in northwest Livingston County on Saturday afternoon, February 19th. The man was identified as 45-year-old Michael Daniel Daly of Blue Springs. The sheriff’s office, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Highway Patrol responded to the Wind Pump Trail at […]

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Out of state driver causes problems in traffic and for authorities

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information on an incident that occurred last week in which a Texas driver was argumentative, uncooperative, and belligerent during a traffic stop. The sheriff’s office responded to a report of a “dually” (dual) pickup truck pulling a flatbed trailer with heavy equipment on Highway 36 near Wheeling traveling […]

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Individual shot during argument on Polk Street in Chillicothe

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office is investigating a shooting in which an allegedly intoxicated man was shot. The sheriff’s department responded to a report of a shooting in the 500 block of East Polk Street outside the Chillicothe city limits on Tuesday evening, February 1. Cox says preliminary information suggests an argument […]

Cerrina Collette Anders

Woman arrested after entering Mooresville home without permission

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says a report of an unwanted person entering a home in the Mooresville area without permission the evening of January 25th led to the arrest of a homeless woman. Twenty-nine-year-old Cerrina Collette Anders was also accused of stealing an alcoholic beverage or alcoholic beverages. She was taken to the Daviess […]

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Chillicothe man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender

A man has been arrested for alleged felony failure to register as a sex offender less than two weeks after he registered with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. Twenty-four-year-old Jonathan Patrick Patterson was arrested on January 12th. He registered on January 3rd. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports Patterson was convicted in Livingston County in […]

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Investigation into assault by Livingston County Sheriff results in arrest of Chillicothe man

A report the evening of January 10th of an alleged assault and three individuals injured led to the arrest of a Chillicothe man on two counts of an alleged violation of an order of protection for an adult. Thirty-four-year-old Daniel Smith was taken to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Online court information shows bond was […]

Jury Duty

600 prospective juror questionnaires mailed to Livingston County residents

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office recently mailed 600 prospective juror questionnaires to residents. The term of service would be from February through June. Sheriff Steve Cox notes Livingston County Circuit Clerk Jane Gann is required to provide a list to the sheriff for mailing. Responses should be submitted online, by mail, or in-person to the […]

Deadly Accident

Rural Livingston County woman dies after being struck by falling tree

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a deputy responded Saturday to the 4000 block of Livingston County Road 424 because of a person who was injured from a falling tree. An investigation showed a chain saw was being used to cut a tree, and the tree had fallen and struck the 55-year-old victim. Chillicothe Department […]

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Unusual incident in Chillicothe on Halloween results in arrest

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information about an incident the night of October 31, 2021, which resulted in a man being taken into custody. Cox reports Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki were leaving the sheriff’s office side of the law enforcement center in Chillicothe when the deputy observed a person wearing a […]

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Seventy-one-year-old man arrested for exposing himself to children in Chillicothe

A registered sex offender compliance check in Chillicothe on October 14 resulted in the arrest of a 71-year-old man about an incident on October 7 in which a man allegedly exposed his genitals to a female child inside a business. The Chillicothe Police Department reports Police Chief Jon Maples and Sheriff Steve Cox conducted an […]

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Fire destroys combine on Friday afternoon in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a combine is a total loss after a fire near Highway 190 and Route Y on Friday afternoon, October 8, 2021. The Chillicothe Fire Department reports that, upon arrival, personnel found the combine fully involved. Firefighters used about 3,000 gallons of water with foam mix. The sheriff’s office reports […]

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Man from Dawn attempts to flee courtroom after judge orders him to submit a drug test

A Dawn man who allegedly tried to flee from a judge’s order in Livingston County on September 8th was returned to the judge. Sheriff Steve Cox reports 60-year-old William Schneiter was in court on bond for two alleged charges of felony possession of controlled substance, and the judge directed him to submit to a drug […]

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Livingston County Sheriff reports on incidents and arrests

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released information on recent incidents involving the sheriff’s office. Cox reports the sheriff’s office assisted a conservation agent at the Grand River Access in Chillicothe on August 28th. A Polo man allegedly attempted to flee from officers, and investigation led to the arrest of that man. Online court information […]

Rape Aggression Defense

Livingston County Deputy certified as Rape Aggression Defense Training instructor

A Livingston County Deputy is now a Rape Aggression Defense Training Instructor. Deputy Jennifer Plummer is now certified to help women learn and put to use techniques if they find themselves in a situation where their physical safety is at risk.  Sheriff Steve Cox said Plummer attended RAD training in Grain Valley during August. Cox […]

Douglas Steven Coin

Wheeling man arrested after attempting to flee on ATV then hiding in field

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the arrest of a Wheeling man after the man fled and was found hiding in a bean field. Thirty-seven-year-old Douglas Steven Coin has been charged with the felonies of delivery of a controlled substance, driving while revoked or suspended, and resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing. Bond was […]