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Incident Reports:

May 10 LCSO responded to a reported domestic disturbance east of Highway 65 on LIV 222.  Investigation shows a female from Spickard had been in a verbal altercation with a Kansas City man in the early morning hours and they somehow ended up on our county road.  No one wanted to prosecute or completely cooperate and the female was given a ride to Grundy County and the male left in his vehicle.

May 17 at 12:27 a.m. LCSO responded to report of assault and burglary at location on North Sherman in Wheeling.  Victim is a 58-year-old female and reported having conversation with the suspect earlier and the male reportedly broke the screen door of the residence, entered and violently assaulted the woman even choking the victim telling her he would kill her.  Deputies arrived and suspect was arrested at a different residence and his alleged violence continued as the suspect attempted to head butt a deputy and was making verbal threats to find and harm the deputy.  Arrested was Robert Wayne Renshaw Jr., 50, Wheeling.  Mr. Renshaw was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail by 2 LCSO staff members due to his actions.  Mr. Renshaw has since been charged in Livingston County Associate Court with case #21LV-CR00249 on 3 alleged class E felony violations being Assault-3rd degree, Harassment-1st degree and Resisting Arrest.  Mr. Renshaw remains incarcera ted in lieu of bond.

May 17 LCSO spoke with parents and witness(es) and the child about a possible child abuse complaint.  Matter remains under investigation and DFS is aware of the situation.

May 18 investigation of fraud was initiated as a citizen reported the credit card number of a deceased parent has been used out of state.   Investigation continues.

May 18 at 11:01 a.m. LCSO responded to a location south of Chillicothe near the Grand River on a report to check the well-being of apparent stranded motorist.  Investigation adult male allegedly tossed drug paraphernalia and further tried to conceal it from the deputy.  Incident resulted in the arrest of Clyde Daniel Robinson, 64, Wheeling on alleged Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Physical Evidence.  Mr. Robinson was processed and released on summons.

May 19 at 3:28 p.m. LCSO responded to a location in Chula on investigation of reported person allegedly allowing child(ren) in the home to smoke marijuana.  Investigation resulted in the person of interest being very cooperative and providing the deputy with drug paraphernalia for both marijuana and methamphetamine.  Various people were interviewed and it was learned this may have been called in by a person with a grudge against the parent.  LCSO deputy issued a summons to a 37 year old female for the drug paraphernalia possession.  Evidence being submitted to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab for analysis and report to prosecuting attorney for consideration.

May 20 LCSO began investigation of burglary and theft in Wheeling where unknown persons removed two racing motorcycles from private property in the 200 block of South Grant in Wheeling.   Motorcycles described as a 2021 Yamaha, blue in color, with number “30” on sides and front and a 2018 Yamaha, blue in color, with number “38” on sides and front.  Investigation continues.  Suspect(s) pushed the motorcycles across ball field to location on South State Street where they may have been loaded onto a trailer or in a vehicle.  Investigation continues.

May 21 LCSO began an investigation on theft of 2 stolen firearms from a rural resident.  Victim reported theft(s) took place sometime in or since March 2021 and both weapons were in the victim’s vehicle.  Both handguns are Ruger, .380 caliber and black in color.  Investigation continues.

May 23 at 9:50 LCSO responded to a location on Highway JJ on report of serious injury accident.  LCSO is continuing to assist the Missouri State Highway Patrol on this crash and criminal death and serious injury investigation.

May 24 about 11:15 a.m. LCSO responded to the 21000 block of LIV 226 for a family domestic disturbance and assault.  Investigation shows 3 adults being 2 males and 1 female are listed as suspects in alleged criminal act(s) ranging from peace disturbance to domestic assault.  Parties had separated prior to deputy arrival and all persons have been interviewed.  Incident report and 3 probable cause statements being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.

May 24 about 2:52 p.m. LCSO responded to the 200 block of N. State Street in Wheeling on a reported Domestic Disturbance.  Investigation shows a parent and son were in verbal argument over son allowing a certain person on the property.  All persons separated and no arrest made due to lack of probable cause.

May 25 LCSO began investigation of theft and property damage in the area of Highway 139 and Grand River Bridge.  Unknown person(s) shot an electronic road construction sign and stole several traffic cones.  A person of interest has been identified and interviewed.  Investigation is continuing.

May 25 at 1:35 p.m. LCSO responded to a report of property damage in the 10000 block of LIV 277.  Reporting person claims possible family member(s) threw a rock through window of outbuilding.  Case remains unsolved at this time.

May 25 at 1:44 p.m. LCSO responded to the 24000 block of LIV 451 regarding a deceased person.  Preliminary investigation shows a 98-year-old resident had passed with other family at the home.  Livingston County Coroner’s Office was summoned to assist.  Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family.

May 26 LCSO was contacted about a landlord/tenant issue in the 21000 block of LIV 226.  Investigation shows the landlord had the electricity turned off just a few days after having eviction notice served.  Information was shared with the landlord and tenant about the situation.

May 26 LCSO began investigation of Violation of Protection Order that allegedly took place in the 21000 block of LIV 226.  Named suspect was interviewed and report being submitted to the prosecuting attorney for consideration.

May 26 about 8:13 p.m. LCSO responded to a call of suspicious persons in in the area of 22000 block of LIV 443.  Investigation resulted in recovery of a stolen vehicle from Chillicothe.  Three people were found on Highway Z and LCSO was assisted by Chillicothe Police and MSHP.  LCSO arrested Melissa Jean Jones, 45, Dawn for alleged Tampering with Motor Vehicle.  Ms. Jones was taken to the Law Enforcement Center and turned over to Chillicothe Police for their investigation.  The deputy found Ms. Jones to be in possession of a key fob for the reported stolen vehicle.  CPD arrested a male suspect who was taken to DDRJ.  LCSO Jail records show that was Justin Ray Winfrey, 34, Chillicothe who has been charged with alleged felony Tampering with Motor Vehicle and he remains incarcerated in DDRJ in lieu of $10,000 bond.

May 27 at 2:36 p.m. LCSO and Missouri State Trooper responded to a location in Wheeling on a report of an assault where a firearm was also discharged.  Investigation shows a female and her spouse went to the residence of a relative as their vehicle was being repossessed and that the suspect’s vehicle was blocking their vehicle in the drive way.  Soon after arriving the suspect allegedly attacked and violently assaulted the female victim and had victim on the ground and was choking her.  The spouse discharged a firearm toward an open field in attempt to scare the suspect into stopping the assault.  This permitted the reported victim and spouse to flee.  Investigation resulted in the arrest of Joshua Steven Knouse, 33, 800 block Highway B, Wheeling.   Mr. Knouse has been charged in Livingston County Associate Court with class E felony Domestic Assault-3rd degree.

May 27 LCSO began an investigation of possible Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child.  Parents and named suspect have been interviewed.  Investigation continues at this time.

May 27 at 6:10 p.m. LCSO responded to a location in Utica on a domestic disturbance investigation.  No arrest was made due to lack of probable cause.

May 27 at 9:36 p.m. LCSO responded to Utica on concern an adult female may be attempting to commit suicide.  Person was located and taken to HMC for evaluation and additional care.  LCSO completed Crisis Intervention Report and submitted to CIT Team.

May 29 incident report began on alleged theft of property from the 21000 block of LIV 226 where suspect(s) reportedly removed a custom cedar log with name valued at $400, 4 blue colored metal wagon wheels valued at $150, a black water pump valued at $250 and a stihl brand weed eater valued at $300.  Investigation continues.

June 02 convicted child sex offender initially registered with LCSO and advised he had spent the night at location in alleged violation of day care proximity law.  Sheriff Cox informed the person to move immediately and could not be there overnight and provided helpful information.  LCSO checked on subject and found him at address in violation later that night and reinforced the information provided earlier and confirmed the suspect left and went to a lawful location.  Incident report being completed for consideration of charge by the prosecuting attorney.  Investigation continues.


Most Wanted Updates:

May 19 LCSO arrested Hunter C. Loving, 19, Blue Springs on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Delivery of Controlled Substance.

May 23 authorities in Johnson County Kansas arrested Cheyenne D. Hershey, 40, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrants for alleged class E felony Failure to Appear in Court and class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.  Will be extradited once waiver of extradition has been signed.


Other Arrests:

May 19 at 9:55 a.m. LCSO arrested Christy Nicole Wiegand, 19, Chillicothe on Dekalb County arrest warrant for alleged felony Failure to Obey a Judge’s Order on original charge Stealing Motor Vehicle.  Ms. Wiegand was transferred to Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

May 21 at 7:12 p.m. LCSO arrested Anthony Eugene Yeomans, 26, Chillicothe on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class A misdemeanor Domestic Assault-4th degree.  Mr. Yeomans was released from the Law Enforcement Center on bond pending court appearance.

May 22 about 12:15 a.m. a deputy made a vehicle stop for reported multiple traffic violations.  Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Brooklyn M. Moore, 22, Chillicothe for alleged Driving While Intoxicated.  Mr. Moore was processed at the Law Enforcement Center and released on a summons.

May 25 about 6:38 p.m. LCSO stopped a vehicle on a fugitive investigation and subsequently arrested James Riley Yeomans, 23, Hale on a Missouri Parole warrant.  Mr. Yeomans was incarcerated in Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

May 29 about 8:09 p.m. LCSO arrested Desmond Dorian Huff, 29, Chillicothe on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Burglary-2nd degree and class D felony Stealing-$750 or more.  Mr. Huff was released on bond.

May 31 about 10:50 p.m. deputy stopped vehicle for 83 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at Route D.  Stop resulted in arrest of Brexton A. Hamman, 23, Arkansas for alleged Driving While Suspended and Excessive Speed.  Mr. Hamman was processed at the Law Enforcement Center and released on summons.



May 19 at 1:50 p.m. issued a Jamesport driver a citation for Failure to Register Motor Vehicle with DOR (expired May 2020 tags).

May 23 at 7:37 p.m. LCSO issued a Wheeling driver citations for Failure to Register Motor Vehicle and Displaying License Plates of Another Person.

May 28 at 5:44 p.m. a Harrisburg driver was cited for 85 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Utica.

May 28 at 7:20 p.m. a Chillicothe driver was cited for 65 in a 55 on Highway 190 near LIV 237.

May 29 at 6:44 a.m. an Oklahoma driver was issued citation for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near Utica.


Additional Information:

LCSO currently has 46 people in custody.

LCSO has remained extremely busy with these and many other on-going criminal and fugitive investigations.

If you have information on these or other crimes please call us at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121 or submit a non-urgent Crime Tip through our website at

We have had a few questions on accessing the LCSO.  We now refer to this as the Law Enforcement Center so if you wish to physically come into the building to see any of us, please utilize the north door of the building which has always been the main entrance to the Chillicothe Police Department.


Sheriff Steve Cox


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