Drug Bust on Highway 36

Earlier this week Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputy Leadbetter made a vehicle stop late at night on 36-Highway on a car that was being driven as if the driver was impaired or falling asleep. The vehicle was occupied by two men from Chicago and was returning to Chicago from Kansas City. Several things made the deputy believe a separate crime was […]

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Forgery And Stolen Checks Investigation Ends With Three Arrests

Chillicothe Police have been investigating reports of stolen and forged checks in Chillicothe and completed that investigation Tuesday.  Police Chief Jon Maples says the investigation came to a close when detectives, officers, and Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies and Zaki serve a search warrant at a location in the 100 block of Mitchell Road.  Chief Maples says officers and detectives located […]

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Zaki To Return To Service Soon

It will be a few weeks, but Zaki is expected to return to service soon.  Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says K-9 Zaki was injured in a use of force incident in March when he was assaulted by the suspect.  Zaki has remained off duty since that incident and has made multiple visits to the vet. Cox says they received […]

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Most Wanted Surrenders To Zaki

A man on the run from local authorities was taken into custody Sunday when the Livingston County K9, Zaki, was about to be released to search a home.  Sheriff Steve Cox says 36-year-old Jeffery Gordon Davenport was arrested at a home on Jennifer Lane in Chillicothe.  Davenport was wanted on a Missouri Parole warrant and for alleged child support violations.  […]

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No Dog Days For Zaki

Dog Days – a period of stagnation or inactivity.  That certainly does not describe the activity for Livingston County Sheriff’s Department K9 Zaki over a recent 24 hour period. Sheriff Steve Cox says in that time frame, Zaki and handler Deputy Leadbetter helped deputies in their own department, were called to assist the Chillicothe Police Department, Missouri Highway Patrol and […]

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Livingston County K9 Zaki Makes An Impact

In 2016, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of local citizens and businesses acquired a dual purpose K9 – Zaki, who has become a valuable part of the department.  Zaki has had two handlers already, former Deputy Chris Mueller and current Deputy, Nicholas Leadbetter, and Zaki has become a valued part of the department.  Sheriff Steve Cox, as […]

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Trenton Schools Request Drug Search

The Livingston County K-9, Zaki was called into action in Trenton Tuesday morning.  The Trenton Police Department, at the request of the Trenton R-IX School District, and with the assistance of Livingston County Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K9 Zaki, conducted a search for illegal narcotics at the Trenton High School and Trenton Middle School.  The report from the Trenton Police […]

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Zaki Injured In The Line Of Duty

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office K9, Zaki, was injured earlier this month in the line of duty.  Sheriff Steve Cox says Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki were summoned to assist the Chillicothe Police with a man who was reportedly wanted on Federal Arrest Warrants and allegedly in Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. The suspect was located he was not compliant […]

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