Police Reports

Donald R. Gilbert

September 15-23

September 16

Driver arrested, released for driving on revoked license

While on patrol, a Metropolis Police sergeant observed a blue GMC pickup truck proceeding down Fifth Street at Metropolis St. The sergeant recognized the driver as Everett E. Mounts, 60, of Metropolis. The sergeant was aware Mounts had a revoked driver's license. A computer check confirmed it. Mounts was arrested and taken to the Metropolis Police Department for processing. He was able to post bond and was released.

Vienna man arrested on warrant

Craig D. Lindsey, 34, of Vienna, was arrested in the parking lot of Family Dollar. Lindsey was wanted on a warrant issued by Johnson County for violation of an order of protection. Lindsey was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

September 19

Arrest made for disorderly conduct

Lauren E. Murphy, 29, of Metropolis was arrested for disorderly conduct. The victim signed a complaint due to Murphy arguing loudly and driving at a high rate of speed through the alley and striking a vehicle on purpose multiple times. The owner of the vehicle did not want to sign a complaint. Murphy had also strewn gravel all over the place due to her driving. Murphy was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

September 20

Woman arrested, released

Metropolis Police officers were called to Acee's Truck Stop for a trespassing complaint. Upon arrival, officers were informed Lauren E. May, 27, of Metropolis had been previously trespassed from the property and had returned. May was arrested for criminal trespass to property and taken to the Metropolis Police Department for processing. May was released on bond.

September 21

Domestic disturbance leads to Grantsburg man's arrest

On Sept. 21, Massac County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 6900 block of Samoth Road for a domestic disturbance. Deputies met with a female victim, who stated she had been beaten by Christopher A. Jones, 30, of Grantsburg, who had beaten her in front of her child. The victim also told deputies Jones took a phone to prevent her from contacting 911. Deputies searched the area and found Jones nearby. He was arrested on charges of domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence. Authorities also learned Jones had a warrant out of Massac County for failure to appear on forgery -- seven counts. He was arrested without incident and lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

September 23

Inmate faces charges following property search

Massac County Sheriff's office announced Donald R. Gilbert, 51, of Joppa, who has been incarcerated and in custody of Massac County Sheriff's Office since Aug. 21, faces additional charges, following a multi-agency search conducted in the 2900 block of North Avenue on Sept. 9. After following up on evidence and stolen items recovered during the search warrant, Massac County State's Attorney Josh Stratemeyer issued charges including aggravated unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle. Gilbert was also charged by the Pope County State's Attorney with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, which stems from the outcome of a joint investigation. Massac County Sheriff Chad Kaylor expects additional individuals will be charged and arrested as the investigation continues.

The preceding information pertains to arrests made by Massac County Sheriff's Department 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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