Livingston County Sheriff – 03/05/2021 – Incidents, Arrests and MORE Public Information

Incident Reports:

February 25 LCSO began investigation of a fraud to a Wheeling resident who learned her social security debit card and bank information may have been compromised.  Investigation shows a total of $500 was accessed through online from another state.  The IP address shows some of the transaction took place in Oklahoma.  The fraud unit for the retailer and other agencies have been contacted for investigation.

February 26 LCSO began investigation on reported violation of a protection order and harassment.  Investigation shows victim has an active protection order against the suspect.  That the respondent was sending messages to victim and even made threat over the phone.  Incident report will be submitted to prosecuting attorney for consideration.

February 27 LCSO responded to a call regarding child custody dispute.  Investigation shows no crime had taken place and the child(ren) refused to leave with the other parent.

March 03 an alleged new drug crime was identified when LCSO Sgt. Woelfle stopped a vehicle in Chillicothe on a fugitive investigation.  Arrested was Shannon L. Buss on a Livingston County arrest warrant, further investigation revealed evidence that is suspected of containing drug(s) and other item(s) inside an object commonly used to conceal controlled substance(s) inside a person’s body.  Ms. Buss was claiming she was about to go surrender to the jail on her outstanding arrest warrant.  Ms. Buss was arrested and processed for attempt to smuggle controlled substance(s) into a jail facility and the report is being submitted to the prosecuting attorney.  Ms. Buss was incarcerated on her outstanding arrest warrant.


Most Wanted Updates:

Arrested February 26, 2021 by Grundy County authorities, William Rex Long, 25, Trenton, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class D felony Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Bond set at $20,000 on case #20LV-CR00189-01.Surrendered to Grundy County authorities February 26, 2021.

Arrested March 01, 2021 by Carrollton Police, Cameron Allen Carmack, 23, Norborne, on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Probation Violation on original class C felony Delivery of Controlled Substance on case #20LV-Cr00350-01 with bond set at $20,000.

Arrested March 03 by LCSO, Shannon Leigh Buss, 40, Chillicothe on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Violation of Bond Conditions on original class E felony Attempted Forgery on case #20LV-CR0631-01.  Ms. Buss was transferred to DDRJ in lieu of bond.

Added March 04, Kurt Bohonsky, 32, Chillicothe, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine.  Bond set at $5,000 on case #21LV-CR00086.

Added March 04, Raychell Ann Vandengerg, 33, Bethany, wanted on Livingston County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original class D felony Possession of Controlled Substance.  Bond set at $5,000 on case #20LV-CR00573.


Other Arrests:

February 19 LCSO stopped a vehicle near Highway H and U.S. 65.  Stop resulted in the arrest of Dylan Eugene Sayers, 22, Ethel MO on Linn County arrest warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on misdemeanor stealing charge.  Further investigation resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine related drug paraphernalia and a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Mr. Sayers was taken to DDRJ in lieu of bond.



March 02 about 5:11 p.m. Zaki and Deputy Leadbetter assisted the Chillicothe Police and Missouri Probation and Parole on a track of a fleeing fugitive.  Zaki followed the suspects trail for quite some distance and then the scent was lost.  Bradley Aaron Case, 45, Chillicothe was arrested by authorities later that evening.



March 02 at 3:22 Trenton driver cited for 80 in a 60 on U.S. 65 at Chula Junction.

March 03 at 3:43 p.m. a Hale driver was cited for 79 in a 60 on U.S. 65 and Highway Z.

March 04 at 3:44 p.m. issued a speeding citation to a Kansas City driver returning from Chicago for 93 in a 65 on U.S. 36 near the airport.

March 05 a Harrisburg driver was cited for 80 in a 65 on U.S. 36 at LIV 255.


Additional Information:

A good tip is if you are to appear in court to plead guilty on a felony is not to get high on drugs the night before court and the morning of court.  At least in this case the person was honest with the Judge but was remanded to our custody until a new court hearing date.  Defendants must be of clear mind in order to plead guilty.

LCSO has assisted several motorists and people along the roadways recently.

LCSO remains short-handed as one deputy remains off due to significant injuries and we have not yet been able to fill a deputy position due to a retirement earlier this year.

LCSO has been busy working multiple investigations including fugitive investigations.  Information has been shared with several agencies in Missouri and even out of state.

Currently the LCSO has 42 people in custody.


Sheriff Steve Cox