Sheriff Danny Hickman and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, has received an arrest warrant for 43 year old Greg Chiello for the Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography and are asking citizens for help in apprehending this man.
The initial investigation started as a female acquaintance of Chiello’s was at his residence when Chiello opened his laptop computer and started viewing the child pornography. The female then called the Boone County Sheriff’s Office after she left the residence and alerted Investigator’s about the incident.
A search warrant was obtained for Chiello’s residence to seize his computers and phones. During an initial interview with Chiello, he denied viewing such material and denied access to his computer and phone. Investigator’s obtained another search warrant to search Chiello’s laptop computer and cell phone and these items were taken to the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office Computer Forensics lab in Little Rock for a complete search of the items.
The search warrant returned with over 30,000 images of child pornography on the computer and one image on the cell phone. An arrest warrant was then issued for Chiello however, Chiello has since moved and Investigator’s need the public’s help in locating him. He is described as a White male in his mid 40’s, brown short hair with brown eyes. Chiello is six foot tall and weighs 215 pounds. Chiello has been known to visit family in the Branson, Missouri area but may still be living in the Boone County Area. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Greg Chiello, they are urged to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. The photo displayed here is the only photo available to us at this time.