March 28

Metropolis officers received call that a person was seen entering an unoccupied residence in the 1700 block of Metropolis Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a door had been pried open. The officer also heard noises coming from the second floor, which sounded like wires being clipped. Assisted by Massac County deputies, the officers located Billy J. Purvis, 45, of Metropolis, inside. They also observed that he had cut wires from house. The owner was contacted, and officers were advised that Purvis did not have permission to be in the house nor should he have been cutting the wires. Purvis was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to residence and possession of burglary tools. Purvis was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

March 29

Metropolis officers were called to a disturbance at the Quality Inn on East Fifth Street. Upon arrival, they met with Roxanne M. Herndon, 41, of East Peoria, who advised she had been involved in an argument. A computer check revealed that Herndon was wanted on a warran issued by Tazwell County for failure to appear — DUI. Herndon was arrested and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Leonard Matthew Greenfield, 47, of Joppa, was arrested at the Dollar General on West 10th Street. Greenfield was wanted on warrants — the first warrant issued by Massac County for theft; the second issued by Paducah for burglary. Greenfield was lodged at the Massac County Detention Center.

April 3

Autumn J. Lynn, 36, of Golconda, was arrested outside the Smallville Apartments on East Fifth Stret. Lynn was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for possession of meth. Lynn was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

The preceding information pertains to arrests made by 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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