Chillicothe Fugitive Apprehended After Foot Chase

A report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office tells of a man who ran from law enforcement in Chillicothe.

Wednesday morning in Associate Circuit Court in Livingston County, the bond supervision employee spoke with a person that had appeared in court about a drug screen. When asked further about drug use and being told the person was being directed to submit to a urine sample, the man fled from the Courthouse.

Early that afternoon, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) received arrest warrants from the Associate Court for 29-year-old Nicholas Allen Duckworth of Chillicothe for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance, Failure to Appear in Court on class A misdemeanor Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Failure to Appear in Court on class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance, with a total bond of $25,000.

A short while later, two deputies responded to the area of the 100 block of Mitchell in Chillicothe in an attempt to serve these warrants. When one deputy made eye contact with Mr. Duckworth, he instantly fled on foot from the officers. The deputies were able to pin him into a block area with one or more citizens helpfully pointing out Duckworth’s direction of travel on foot. The deputies were unable to see the suspect enter any home.

Several Chillicothe Police Officers responded to assist and multiple homes were searched for the suspect. Mr. Duckworth was found hiding in a second home and taken into custody without further incident. CPD detained an additional male for a short while (see CPD for additional information.)

Mr. Duckworth was taken to the Law Enforcement Center and processed then transported to Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail. Additional report of Resisting Arrest by Flight will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.