Sheriff reports incidents, arrests and more

Incidents:

On Jan. 16, a sex offender registration violation report was initiated. A registered sex offender had not reported an employment change and was contacted about the violation. A report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

On Jan. 17, a sex offender registration violation report was initiated. A registered offender was stopped driving a vehicle that he has not reported on his registration. Further investigation continues and a report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney.

On Jan. 18, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) began an investigation of computer crimes, theft and possible identity theft as a rural resident report falling for a convincing scam artist and allowed remote access to their home computer. Concerns includes a virus being planted in the computer and valuable personal and financial information was obtained and even accessed. The victim is out $1,500 dollars and is working with their bank and creditors to protect themselves. The computer is being examined by the cyber-crime lab to aid in the investigation.

On Jan. 22, a residential burglary investigation began at a home in the Chula area. A locked door to the residence was kicked in and a Visio HD 48” television was stolen. The investigation continues.

On Jan. 23, the LCSO completed an investigation of statutory rape and sodomy-2nd degree involving an adult male and a juvenile female. The alleged incidents took place in Livingston County and another county in 2018. The Child Advocacy Center has assisted the LCSO with the investigation and a report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges. Reports are also being submitted to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.

During afternoon and evening on Jan, 24, the LCSO and Missouri State Highway Patrol were swamped with many slid-offs and other accidents after ice developed on many area highways.

Also on Jan. 24, the LCSO has completed a trespassing and stealing investigation from on or about Nov. 18, 2018. The reported stolen item was recently located and the investigation shows there is no theft crime due to circumstances. However, the reporting person is seeking trespassing charge against the suspect(s) and the report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

On Jan. 25, the LCSO is actively continuing with an investigation of alleged animal abuse/neglect involving livestock. The investigation has shown the farmer has been feeding grain and the livestock has access to water. Information collected will be shared with the District State Veterinarian and the investigation will continue.

Most Wanted Updates:

On Jan. 17, Andrew Scot Robinson, 22, surrendered to the Chillicothe Police on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged felony stealing.

On Jan. 24, Joseph Wesley Story, 32, Chillicothe, was added to the most wanted list because of a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged probation violation on original class E felony domestic assault-3rd degree.

Also on Jan. 24, Sylvia Gurene Nichelson, 27, Carrollton, was added to the most wanted list because of a being sought on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged probation violation on two original class D felony possession of controlled substance violations.

On Jan. 25, Kristopher Dale Grashorn, 29, Chillicothe, was added to the most wanted list because of a being sought on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony sex offender registration violation.

Also on Jan. 25, Ronald Virgil Scott Silkwood, 21, Hamilton, was added to the most wanted list because of a being sought on a Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged robbery-2nd degree.

Arrests:

On Jan. 23, the LCSO arrested Jesse Lee Reeter, 23, Chillicothe, when he surrendered to the LCSO.. Reeter was given bond on the four traffic arrest warrants for alleged DWI, failure to register motor vehicle, exceeding posted speed limit and failure to signal. He Is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 13.

On Jan. 25, the LCSO completed a fugitive investigation and arrested Jeffery Davenport, 35, Chillicothe, on a Missouri Parole Warrant and Cynthia R. Periman, 30, Utica, on a Caldwell County arrest warrant for a traffic offense.

Prisoner Transports:

Om Jan. 24, the LCSO transported the following detainees to the Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC):

Trevor Denton, 28, Mooresville, who was sentenced to two years in DOC for assault in 3rd degree.

Franklin T. Sanders, 38, Chillicothe, who was sentenced for four years in the DOC for possession controlled substance.

Andrew C. McCollum, 19, Chillicothe, was sentenced to five years in DOC for possession controlled substance.

Trenell Beard, 46, Chillicothe, who was returned to DOC after violation of parole.

Additional Information:

On Jan 22, the LCSO had seven detainees from the jail appear before Circuit Judge Horsman.

On Jan. 22, LCSO updated 3 Tier III Registered Sex Offender registrations and photographs.

On Jan. 24, the LCSO had summoned 74 prospective jurors to appear at the Livingston County Courthouse for jury selection of a two-day jury trial and all but three prospective jurors arrived. The jury trial was then cancelled as a plea bargain agreement was reached and the defendant pled guilty to an amended charge.

Currently, the LCSO has 24 people in custody at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail.

The LCSO is working on a variety of fugitive and criminal investigations, assisted other agencies and been involved in multiple meetings.