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Regional jail raises rates $10 for Livingston County, says farewell to Norma Crabtree

Administrator Bob Gray informed the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail Board that he had advised the Livingston County Sheriff of a raise in per diem rates to $40 from the current rate of $30. Commissioners for Livingston County informed Mr. Gray they could only pay $33 per diem. Mr. Gray told the Board that he would have Jim McKinley with Cameron Accounting run the numbers. The jail’s contract with Livingston County ends

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office incident summary


1:15 pm – Walk-in to Sheriff’s Office (SO) regarding dispute over rental of farmland and crops.

7:09 pm – Complaint regarding domestic assault that occurred sometime earlier and was not reported to SO.


12:40 am – Report of possible trespassing. Found to be friend of family after arrival.

9:17 pm – Assisting MSHP on traffic stop.

9:26 pm – Residential alarm going off at house in Lake Viking.

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Former secretary at Jamesport accused of stealing $150,000 from school

Dana L. Maxwell, former bookkeeper/secretary for Tri-County R-7 School District, has been accused of stealing approximately $151,073 from the Tri-County School, according to a probable cause statement filed by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department on Nov. 20. Ms. Maxwell was taken into custody Nov. 20 with bond set at $100,000 cash only.

According to the online court records, charges include four felony counts of Theft/Stealing (value more than $500 but

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High speed chase ends in Daviess County

Sean Osborn, 26, Sugar Creek, was arrested Nov. 14 after a high speed chase that ended in Daviess County.

Osborn was driving a stolen 2012 Chevrolet Camaro northbound on I-35, which was being tracked by OnStar. Osborn turned east on U.S. Highway 36 and fled from a Cameron police officer at speeds over 120 mph. The Cameron officer was unable to overtake the vehicle.

A short time later, OnStar advised

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Two arrested in Daviess Co. after theft at Walmart

On Nov. 13, Daviess County Deputy Todd Watson arrested Trygve Lewis, 23, Blue Springs, and Michael Wheeler, 22, Oak Grove, at the 72 mile marker on I-35 in Daviess County.

Deputy Watson had been advised by the Cameron Police Department that the two suspects were heading north on Highway 69, after an incident of property damage and stealing at the vending machines located at Walmart in Cameron.  Deputy Watson located

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Daveiss County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary


9:44 pm – Complaint of trespassers on private property.

10:05 pm – Subject in custody from above call. Transferred to DDCRJ on 24-hour investigative hold.


8:20 am – Caller having problems with juvenile child.

9:04 am – Complaint of property damage to fences and vandalism to mailbox on property located north of Jamesport.

9:16 am – Jackson County Detention advising they have Chad Merrill, 32, Independence, on a

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary


12:55 am – Trenton PD needing assistance locating individual in Jamesport with Grundy County warrant.

8:08 am – Disturbance at residence in Jamesport.

11:30 am – Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (SO) took individual into custody on above Grundy County Warrant. Hayden McGill, 17, Trenton, was taken to Grundy County on felony warrant for two counts of 2nd degree burglary. Bond was set at $20,000.

5:45 pm – Suspicious

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Police, Marines, Adventist Community join to bring Toys for Tots

In an effort to make this holiday season a little brighter The Gallatin Police have once again joined together with the Adventist Community Service Center and the United States Marine Corps to bring the Toys for Tots program to Gallatin.

Current drop off locations include Shopko, Dollar General, Mi Mexico, Casey’s General Store and the Office at Lake Viking.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can drop off new, unwrapped

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Altamont couple now charged with witness tampering

An Altamont couple charged with domestic assault back in August is now facing additional charges of witness tampering.

According to the probable cause report, Jarrod Cook and his wife Amy Cook were in contact approximately 258 times by phone between Aug. 19 and Oct. 24, 2015, while she was incarcerated at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail on one felony and one misdemeanor charge of domestic assault. Jarrod Cook was bonded out

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