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Suspects involved in high-speed chase formally charged with multiple offenses

Two suspects have been charged in DeKalb County following a pursuit on U. S. Highway 36 the night of November 5th that law enforcement reports began in Livingston County and ended west of Cameron. Online court information shows 36-year-old Susan Ayala of Gladstone has been charged with the felonies of tampering with a motor vehicle—first […]

Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

Police Chase

High-Speed chase in Livingston County ends with suspects being arrested in Clinton County

Clinton County Sheriff’s Office reports two people were taken into custody following a law enforcement pursuit on Sunday that started in Livingston County and ended in Plattsburg. Both suspects were taken to the Clinton County Detention Center to await the filing of formal charges. Livingston County Sheriff’s office reported the State Highway Patrol had made […]

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 […]

Charges Filed

Brookfield man who led authorities on high-speed chase going wrong way on Highway 36 charged

A Brookfield man has been charged in Caldwell County following what Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox described as a high-speed chase of a vehicle going the wrong way on U. S. Highway 36. Online court information indicates 58-year-old Robert Shiflett faces the felonies of driving while intoxicated—aggravated and resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing […]

Guilty Plea

Chicago man pleads guilty in Missouri to meth trafficking; faces 15 years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. A Missouri State Highway Patrol […]

High Speed Pursuit

Police pursuit by Hamilton and Cameron departments results in arrest of two

The Hamilton and Cameron police departments were involved in a pursuit Saturday night that resulted in two arrests. The Cameron Police Department officers overheard radio traffic from Hamilton about the pursuit of a pickup truck, including a description of the vehicle, that was later discovered stolen from Saint Joseph. Hamilton discontinued the pursuit, and Cameron […]

Canine Officer Zaki in Body Armor

K-9 officer Zaki stops escaping prisoner in Chillicothe

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox credits the departments’ law enforcement K-9 with running after a prisoner who fled on foot while at the sheriff’s office in Chillicothe, but stopped once he saw the dog in action. 20-year-old Jeremiah Joel Bailiff of St. Louis was being finger-printed when the alleged escape from custody occurred. Bailiff had been arrested following […]