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Daviess County Sheriff’s Activity Report

Jamesport man arrested after brief pursuit

Duane Swalley, Jamesport, was charged with 10 misdemeanors  after he attempted to flee from law enforcement on Feb. 21.

According to the probable cause, Deputy Todd Watson observed Swalley entering  a camouflage 2014 Polaris at Sunset Avenue and Missouri Highway 13, south of Gallatin, at 10:53 p.m. Swalley turned north onto Highway 13 at a high rate of speed, and was swerving across the

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Jail Meeting Friday

Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail Board meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, in the training trailer at 102 N. Meadows Lane in Pattonsburg.

The board will hear a financial report and discuss training; high school tours; records disposal; and ORI Number during old business. Closed session will be held pursuant to litigations.

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MSHP Enforces Buckling Up Campaign

Starting Friday, Feb. 20, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol are enforcing a “Click It or Ticket” mobilization. Passengers will be targeted as well as drivers, and troopers throughout Troop H will be observing for child restraint violations, too. There is a zero tolerance approach with this campaign. Troop H includes Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, and Worth Counties.

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

County Commission

No commission meeting was held, as the commissioners were attending training.

Circuit Court

Linda Houghton began duties as a part-time deputy clerk in the Circuit Clerk’s office on Feb. 17. Mrs. Houghton also continues in the elected position of Daviess County Public Administrator, which is also a part-time position.

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Man Wanted in Seven States

According to the Chillicothe Police Department, a Livingston County arrest warrant has been issued for a Kansas man accused of first degree burglary and stealing. The 36-year-old, believed to be in a 2008 gray BMW with Kansas plates, is wanted for questioning in multiple jurisdictions in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Any who could have information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Chillicothe PD.

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Activity Report


10:20 am – Walk-in to Sheriff’s Office (SO) with damages to mailbox on Highway J north of Kidder.

10:42 am – Walk-in to SO regarding vandalism to house and property south of Winston.

1:02 pm – Grundy County advising they have subject in custody on Daviess County warrant. Ryan Southard, 22, McFall, was transferred to DDCRJ on $500 cash bond. The charge is class A misdemeanor fraudulent use of

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Gallatin Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

Bryan Scott Carter, a Gallatin man who plead guilty last month to assault first degree, amended from statutory rape, and one count of incest in a 2013 case involving his then 4-month-old child, appeared in court Feb. 11 for sentencing.

43rd Judicial Circuit Court Judge Thomas Chapman presided during the case in Daviess County and announced a sentence of life in prison for Carter on Wednesday afternoon.

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Activity Report

James D. Whitt, 19, Trenton, was arrested Feb. 5 for the June 24, 2014, burglary of the Jamesport Country Store on State Highway NN. According to the probable cause report, Whitt gained entry into the store by breaking a window and stole $600. Laboratory results from DNA evidence collected at the scene matches Whitt’s DNA. He has been charged with 2nd degree burglary, class C felony, stealing, class C felony

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DWI Saturation in Livingston County

During a DWI saturation that was conducted by the MSHP in Livingston County 11 p.m. Feb. 6 to 3 a.m. Feb. 7, four patrolling officers made seven criminal arrests, and issued 13 citations and 16 warnings: 2 – Driving while intoxicated arrests; 1 – Minor in possession arrest; 13- Summonses issued for traffic violations; 4 – Felony warrant arrests; 16 – Warnings. “Impaired driving poses a significant threat to motorists

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