Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Man with handgun in waistband attempting to shoplift flees scene in Chillicothe

Chillicothe Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports the department received a report early Sunday of a subject attempting to steal in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Sampsel said, upon an employee making contact with the subject, a handgun was observed in the suspect’s waistband. The person then fled from the scene on foot, however, a search […]

Suspect Wanted

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 […]

Dustin Lee Ritchie

Livingston County authorities arrest man found hiding in clothes dryer

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched to Utica on Tuesday afternoon conducting a fugitive investigation that ended with the arrest of a man that the sheriff says was found, attempting to hide, inside a clothes dryer. Thirty-five-year-old Dustin Lee Ritchie was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for alleged trespassing in the first degree. Sheriff […]

Jared Lee Livengood

Suspicious individual sporting fake beard arrested at Walmart in Chillicothe

Chillicothe Police report the arrest of a person that business officials say was acting suspiciously early Thursday morning inside the Chillicothe Walmart. Upon arrival by officers, the suspect was discovered to have left the store going east across the parking lot. When police made contact, the individual was found to be wearing a false beard […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department investigates incident in Avalon

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has released information about recent incidents. One incident started with an investigation on a possible burglary in the Avalon area on July 23rd. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the suspect vehicle was seen pulling on to private property near a building or buildings without headlamps about 3:30 in the morning. The […]

Suspect attempts to flee from Livingston County deputy, surrenders when threatened with taser

An arrest was made when the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a location in the Wheeling area on Sunday for a reported domestic assault and trespassing. A deputy learned an adult female was claiming to have been physically assaulted. Sheriff Steve Cox reports as the deputy was going to speak with a male […]

Gavel and Law book

Carrollton man pleads “not guilty” to charges related to vehicle accident in December, 2018

A Carrollton man entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Carroll County Circuit Court this week on charges stemming from an incident in December in which officials reported he fled from the scene of a vehicle accident. Online court information shows Edward Everett Arnold’s case was continued at his request to June […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Preliminary hearing held for Carrollton man who fled the scene of accident

A preliminary hearing has been held in the Associate Division of Carroll County Circuit Court for a Carrollton man facing multiple charges stemming from an incident in December in which officials reported he fled from the scene of a vehicle accident. Online court information shows Edward Everett Arnold’s case was transferred to Division One of […]

Crime and Courts

Judge has busy docket in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Numerous cases were processed Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court including six defendants who waived preliminary hearings. Each was bound over to appear tomorrow in Division One of the circuit court at Trenton. Bryant Olan Ellis of Trenton has eight felony counts: possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of […]