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December 17

Vehicle accident leads to arrest of Minnesota man

Metropolis Police officers were called to a vehicle in the ditch on Catherine Street, near 19th Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a silver Impala stuck in the ditch. The driver, James H. Smith, 59, of Fridley, Minnesota, could not explain how he ended up in the ditch. Smith had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, slurred speech and other signs of impairment. Smith failed the field sobriety tests. A computer check revealed he did not have a valid driver's license. Smith was arrested for DUI and no valid driver's license. He was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

December 18

Man arrested for alleged criminal damage to property

Metropolis Police officers were called to a residence in the 100 block of East 21st Street. The female caller advised somebody was trying to gain entry by force into her residence. Upon arrival, officers located Christopher E. Walker, 52, of Metropolis in her carport. The door to the residence was damaged but no entry was gained. Walker was extremely intoxicated. An investigation revealed Walker thought he was at his home and was mad because his key was not working. The victim did not know Walker. Walker was arrested for criminal damage to property and taken to the Metropolis Police Department for processing. He was released on bond and taken to his correct residence.

Cartervillle man wanted on warrant is arrested

Anthony G. Jackson, 33, of Carterville, was arrested at the Metropolis Police Department on a Massac County warrant for grooming -- sex offenses. Jackson was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

December 21

Metropolis man wanted on warrant is arrested

A Metropolis Police officer observed Darrell A. McCoy, 56, of Metropolis walking in the 500 block of Yasoda Street. A computer check revealed McCoy was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for battery. McCoy was arrested and found to be in possession of Clonazepam -- a controlled narcotic. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. McCoy was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

December 22

Wanted man arrested

Craig L. Montgomery, 29, of Metropolis was arrested in the 900 block of Vienna Street. Montgomery was wanted on a Massac County warrant for domestic battery. He was also wanted on a McCracken County warrant for vehicle theft. He was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

Domestic disturbance arrest

Metropolis Police were called to the 600 block of Vienna Street. A caller stated he had observed a couple arguing and the male swung at the female. Upon arrival, officers located the couple. The victim had obvious signs of being struck and minor injuries. Matthew L. Owens, 27, of Metropolis was arrested for domestic battery and lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

December 23

Man arrested on warrants

A Metropolis Police sergeant arrested Jeremiah D. Pannell, 34, of Metropolis at 10th and Market streets. Pannell was wanted on two warrants.

Pannell was wanted by Massac County and Union County on warrants for failure to appear. He was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

December 25

Karnak man wanted on warrant is arrested

Ronald L. Greer, 31, of Karnak was arrested at Acee's Truck Stop. Greer was wanted on a warrant issued by Johnson County for failure to appear. He was taken to the Metropolis Police Department for processing and released on bond.

California man arrested for driving on revoked license

A Metropolis Police officer stopped a white Chrysler for speeding -- 48 miles per hour in 35 mile per hour zone -- on U.S. 45 near East Eighth Street. A computer check revealed the driver, Michael M. Kolb, 36, of Glendale, California had a suspended driver's license. Kolb was charged with driving while license suspended and speeding and was released on bond.

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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