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Vehicle Theft In Lafayette County Results In Arrest In Livingston County

One of three involved in the theft of a pick-up stolen in Lafayette County Tuesday morning was arrested Tuesday evening near Dawn.  Sheriff Steve Cox says the theft of the pick-up reportedly includes shots fired at the vehicle owner.

During the morning hours Tuesday, the truck was sighted in Carroll County and was chased into Livingston County, where the truck crashed on private property in a remote area southeast of Dawn.  The occupants fled on foot.

Officers from several agencies participated in the search of the area for the suspects.  Cox reports they arrested 35-year-old Jesse M Monreal of Kansas, who was hiding near LIV 437 and LIV 4304.  He is held for alleged Receiving Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, and potential pending charges from multiple agencies.

Cox says shortly after Monreal was taken into custody, two women from Kansas City area arrived and were briefly detained.  The women had been summoned to the area by Monreal to pick him up. One or both may face criminal charges, but were released at the time.

The two remaining suspects are men described as white or Hispanic., but no further information is available.

In the overnight hours, a 2006 white pickup with “Quarry” on the sides in red lettering was stolen from the Quarry in Blue Mound.  The vehicle has Missouri license 5YA-P88 and is covered in dust and reportedly does not run very well.  If you see the vehicle please call your nearest law enforcement agency.

Agencies involved in the search for the suspects include the Livingston and Carroll County Sheriffs offices, Missouri State Highway Patrol and their aircraft, the US Marshalls Office, and Chillicothe Police and Emergency Services.


While The Search Was Taking Place

While the search was taking place in Southern Livingston county, Sheriff Steve Cox says at some point a vehicle was found and fled from law enforcement, with a pursuit through southeast Livingston County into Chariton County and at some point the vehicle may have wrecked and the driver was taken into custody.  Sheriff Cox says they do not have that person’s name.  The Highway Patrol reports it was not the suspects we were looking for, but the driver is believed to have been called to pick up one or more of the suspects.  That individual was reportedly taken to the Chariton County Jail.


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