Statewide search leads to arrest of man wanted in Livingston County

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Livingston County Sheriff's Office PatchThe Livingston County Sheriff’s Office said a statewide search has resulted in the arrest of a man considered dangerous to law enforcement officials.

The sheriff’s office said it began investigating Tuesday after receiving information that a fugitive allegedly was considering killing certain officials in the judicial and/or law enforcement system. The office said it quickly coordinated with area and statewide law enforcement, notifying those potentially in danger, and increasing security at its courthouse.

Cody McClintick was arrested without incident Tuesday afternoon in Marion County on a felony warrant for probation violation of a felony drug conviction. The office said McClintick has been a fugitive since June 17.

Law enforcement from the Linn County and Marion County Sheriff, Missouri State Highway Patrol, MIAC, NITRO Task Force, the Brookfield, Chillicothe, and Hannibal Police and dispatch, and the Missouri Probation and Parole Office took part in the investigation.

LCSO said McClintick will be extradited back to Livingston County in the near future and an investigation into the potential for additional charge(s) is taking place.