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Daviess County Sheriff’s Activity Report


9 am – Associate Court in session, as well as jury trial scheduled for two days.

1:36 pm – Deputies and fire department assisting with emergency call at courthouse. Three people stuck in the elevator.

1:50 pm – Report of trespassing on property on Highway AA between Pattonsburg and McFall.

3:06 pm – People are out of the elevator.


9 am – Day two of jury trial.


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Letter to the Editor: Fugitive in Poosey

Dear Editor:

On Jan. 19, 2015, we had a unique situation in Livingston County, Mo., where a fugitive from the State of Iowa wanted for attempted murder was hiding in a conservation area and reported to be armed and dangerous.

Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra responded to our location for assistance and made his staff available to assist however needed.

Graham later allegedly gave multiple indicators to law enforcement and/or

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Regional Jail Meets January 30

Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Jan. 30 at the training trailer, 102 N Meadows Lane, in Pattonsburg. This meeting is open to the public.

The agenda will include a financial report, old business – training; new business; and a closed session pursuant to litigations.

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Search for Suspect Around Poosey: CAPTURED

Updated 1/20/14: Robert E. Graham is now in custody at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, after a standoff with multiple law enforcement units at a remote area known as Panther’s Den in Poosey Park. No one was injured.

Livingston County authorities are reporting that an Iowa man sought on attempted murder charges was spotted in the area of Pikes Lake and the Poosey Conservation Area just past noon on Monday,

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and crew have been working in the shop.

Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra discussed his department’s 2015 budget with the commission.

Greg Fisher of Maryville Glass & Lock and Todd Burton of Winn Company discussed window replacements and repairs with the commissioners.


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Regional Jail Will Turn Small Profit in 2015

The Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail Board is projecting next year the jail will turn a profit. Not a big profit — $53,000 — but a profit, nevertheless.

Next year will be a trial year. It will be the first year the jail will go a full year with a vastly reduced number of counties being housed. Income is predicted from Caldwell; Daviess/DeKalb; Livingston; and Sullivan. In the years before the jail

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Activity Report


11:31 am – C&I driver westbound on Highway 6.

1:50 pm – Sheriff out at residence.

3:20 pm – Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (SO) took Brittany A. Karstens into custody on a failure to appear warrant on original charges of non-support, misdemeanor A. Bond is set at $2,500 cash. Karstens was transported to DDCRJ.

3:45 pm – Well-being check.


9 am – Court in session.

3:09 pm –

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Harrison County Arrests “Most Wanted”

Jeremy T. Sims, 20, Coffey, who was on the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office “Most Wanted” list, was arrested by a Highway Patrol officer last week near Coffey.

Sims was wanted on a Harrison County warrant charging him with the distribution and delivery of a controlled substance.

Sheriff Josh Eckerson said his office had received a tip about Sims’ location from a member of the public. He had been one of

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Wanted Suspect in Custody

On Jan. 15, 2015, at approximately 10:07 a.m., Troop H received information regarding the possible location of a suspect, Bradley E. Chapman, 35, from Green City, Mo., being in the Trenton area. A Sullivan County warrant indicated that Chapman was wanted for felony assault and a parole violation. Information was developed that placed the subject at a residence in Trenton.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers, along with officers from the

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