Metropolis officers arrested Tyler J. Flach in the 800 block of Parkview Lane. Flach was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County on battery, according to police. Flach was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Metropolis officers were dispatched to Motel 6 for what was described as a robbery that had just occurred. As units were responding to the motel, a Metropolis sergeant saw a black vehicle at a high speed on northbound U.S. 45, matching the description of the subjects. Police said the sergeant attempted a stop, but the driver refused to yield, and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended when the driver drove down an embankment at Fort Massac State Park and got wedged in the ditch, according to police. The proceeds were found in the passenger door area. Police said the investigation and video showed the driver, Justin G. Walpool, 31, of Shreveport, Louisiana, take cash from the cash drawer and attempt to leave. Police said employees observed Walpool on camera from another room, and when confronted, he fled. Walpool was charged with burglary, theft and fleeing/eluding police, as well as other traffic charges. Police said the passenger, Michelle N. Coleman, 29, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was charged with burglary and theft. Coleman was also wanted on a warrant issued by Harris County, Texas, on aggravated assault with a firearm, according to police. Both were lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
A Metropolis detective observed Helen R. Cissell, 48, of Metropolis, walking on Oak Street at East Second Street. The detective was aware that Cissell was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County on a petition to revoke probation, according to police. Cissell was arrested and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Metropolis officers were called to a residence on Tanner Drive for a domestic disturbance. Both parties claimed to be the victim with injuries to both, according to police. Michael D. Woods, 65, of Metropolis, and Cheston L. Sledd, 34, of Metropolis, each claimed the other was the primary offender. According to police, since both had injuries that needed to be treated and both wanted to sign complaints against each other, they were both arrested and charged with aggravated domestic battery and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
At 4:40 a.m., Metropolis officers were called to a construction site in the 1200 block of North Avenue. An alert citizen observed someone inside the construction site. A Metropolis sergeant was checking the area when the citizen stated the person was in the port-a-potty. Upon confronting the female, the sergeant saw an item sticking out of her shoe, and when asked about it, she attempted to flee. Police said a struggle ensued, and she fought the officers. Police also said that, once she was in custody, officers found a glass meth smoking pipe, as well a baggie containing methamphetamine. Tianah N. Lewkowicz, 37, of Metropolis, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Metropolis officers responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of West 16th Street. Police said the caller stated that a female had been drinking and was causing a disturbance. Police also said that, after numerous attempts to get her to calm down, she was advised she would be arrested if she did not behave. Savannah D. Hillyard, 21, of Metropolis, was arrested on disorderly conduct and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
A Metropolis sergeant saw a white truck being driven down Ferry Street at Fourth Street. Police said the sergeant recognized the driver, Jerel C. Childers II, 49, of Metropolis. The sergeant was aware that Childers had a suspended driver’s license, according to police. Childers was charged and released on bond.
Patricia A. Cain, 67, of Metropolis, was arrested in the 1700 block of Filmore Street. Police said Cain was wanted on a warrant issued by McCracken County, Kentucky, on possession of a controlled substance. Cain was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
The preceding information pertains to an arrest made by the Metropolis Police Department. This arrest was made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty.