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Livingston County Sheriff’s Report

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department report includes a several investigations and a few arrests.

Deputies completed an investigation from September of possible child abuse where a young child had a head injury. Investigation included assistance from the Child Advocacy Center and Children’s division. A report was submitted to the prosecuting attorney.

A theft investigation began October 19th.  License plates were reported stolen from a vehicle in Utica.  Further investigation showed the victim’s license plates were actually on a car owned by someone else which was down the road. The investigation continues as we attempt to locate the primary suspect.

On the 20th, a traffic stop on Route C for an expired plates resulted in a citation for expired plates and Possession of Marijuana.

The 21st, an Endangering the Welfare of a Child investigation was completed.  A parent knowingly allowed a very young child to remain in a child sex offenders home, where the child slept with the offender and their spouse.  A reported was submitted to the prosecuting attorney.

Tuesday, deputies began an investigation of a stolen vehicle which had been abandoned due to mechanical problems. The vehicle was left on US 36 near Mooresville junction the previous week.  And was gone when they went to retrieve the vehicle.

There are three arrests in the report
October 18th, deputies arrested 26 year old Joseph Anthony Bartz in Ludlow, on a Linn County arrest warrant for alleged Non-Support, total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments.

Monday, deputies arrested 57 year old Randy Wayne Adair of Chillicothe on a Livingston County warrant for alleged Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. He is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

Tuesday, 51 year old Steven Kent Depee of Chillicothe surrendered on a warrant for alleged Failure to Appear in Court on original Supplying Liquor to Minor. He posted bond and was released.