Not Guilty Plea

Joshua Dennis pleads “Not Guilty” of election offense in Livingston County court

The Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner entered a plea of not guilty to misdemeanor committing class four election offenses in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Monday, September 14th. Thirty-seven-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis of Chillicothe waived formal arraignment. On a joint motion, the case was continued to October 22nd for a plea […]

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Judge assigned to Joshua Dennis election violation case recuses himself

Judge Michael Richard Leamer excused himself from a case involving the Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner. Online court information shows Judge James Bradley Funk was assigned to 37-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis’s case. Dennis has been charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses. A probable cause statement from Chillicothe Police Officer Whitney Murdock claims […]

Charges Filed

Candidate for Livingston County Coroner charged with election violations

The Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner has been charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses. Online court information shows an initial appearance is scheduled for 37-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis of Chillicothe in the Associate Division of Circuit Court September 30th. A probable cause statement from Chillicothe Police Officer Whitney Murdock claims Dennis said […]

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Chillicothe police detective investigates suspicious man taking photos

Chillicothe Police Detective Whitney Murdock says officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block of Jackson Street on Thursday. The report involved a man taking photos outside of a residence and possibly of the children at the residence. After an investigation, the Chillicothe Police determined the individual was with a third party […]

Chillicothe Police Detective Whitney Murdock

Chillicothe police officer, Whitney Murdock, promoted to Detective

The Chillicothe Police Department reports Whitney Murdock was recently promoted to the position of detective within the department. Murdock has been in law enforcement for approximately four years and became a part of her hometown Chillicothe Police Department in 2017. She began her career with the Carrollton Police Department as a patrol officer and patrol […]

Chillicothe Police officers attend CIT training

Chillicothe Police Department officers attend CIT training

Chillicothe Police Officers Kyle Fletcher, Whitney Murdock, and Brandon Johnson attended Missouri Crisis Intervention Team Training last week. Chief Jon Maples says the training promotes and supports collaborative efforts to create and sustain effective interactions among law enforcement, mental health care professionals, individuals with behavioral health problems, families, and communities. He notes the training also […]