Dec. 1

Wanted man arrested

A Metropolis Police sergeant observed Gregory L. Corzine, 60, of Metropolis sitting in a pick-up truck in the 1600 block of West 10th St. The sergeant was aware Corzine was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for violation of an order of protection. The sergeant arrested Corzine.

A search of Corzine revealed he was in possession of meth and a meth-smoking pipe. He was taken to Massac County Detention Center. A Massac County Detention officer advised he found a container containing pills when Corzine was changing into jail attire. Corzine was charged with the warrant, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges will be sought by Massac County Sheriff's Office.

Dec. 3

2 juveniles in custody

On December 3, at approximately 4 a.m., a call was received of a possible burglary in progress at a residence in the 2200 block of Pell Rd. Deputies arrived shortly after and located two individuals inside the residence. The two individuals were taken into custody without incident. The residence had been ransacked. The two individuals taken into custody were a 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old male. The two male juveniles were detained and charged with residential burglary and possession of cannabis over 100 grams.

After conducting an investigation, deputies executed a search warrant at the residence. Deputies recovered a firearm, meth and more than 500 grams of cannabis. According to the sheriff's office, the investigation continues and further charges are possible.

Dec. 5

'Suspicious person' arrests

Metropolis Police officers were called to the Family Dollar store on West 10th St. The caller stated there were suspicious persons in the parking lot.

The officers located them sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot. A computer check revealed Timothy R. Puckett, 34 and Mareena D. Reynolds, 46, both of Metropolis, were both wanted on warrants issued by Massac County for failure to appear. Both were lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

Dec. 7

Traffic stop leads to 2 arrests

On Dec. 7, at approximately 4 a.m., a Massac County Sheriff's deputy stopped a vehicle in the 1900 block of Ferry St. in Metropolis.

The driver of the vehicle, Xavier Smith, 35, of Paducah, had an active Massac County warrant and a suspended driver's license. Smith was taken into custody. The passenger in the vehicle, Jena Martin, 50, of Metropolis, was found to be in possession of a meth smoking devise.

During a search of the vehicle, over 18 grams of meth was found along with a digital scale and over $400 believed to be funds from the sale of meth. Both Smith and Martin were arrested without incident and lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

Dec. 8

Wanted Pope woman arrested

Rebecca M. Williams, 31, of Golconda was arrested in the 1000 block of E. Eighth St. Williams was wanted on a warrant issued by Pope County for failure to appear. Williams was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

Bicyclist arrested on warrant

At approximately 5:30 a.m. a Massac County Deputy was in the area of 12th and Coburn streets in Metropolis and observed a male on a bicycle and attempted to stop him.

The bicyclist attempted to elude the deputy on the bicycle. The male abandoned the bicycle and fled on foot. After a foot chase, the male was apprehended on Walter Drive.

The male, at first, gave a false name to deputies. He was quicly recognized as Walter Bauer, 34, of Metropolis. It was learned Bauer had an outstanding Massac County warrant for theft. Deputies also learned he is a convicted felon. A deputy searched Bauer's pockets and located ammunition and a used hypodermic syringe. Bauer was lodged at Massac County Detention Center on the warrant, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe and resisting a peace officer.

The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Massac County Sheriff's Office and the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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