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November 2

Indiana man arrested for DUI

A Metropolis Police officer stopped a white Chevrolet on East Fifth Street near Yasoda Street. The vehicle was stopped for speeding, 60 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone and for weaving in and out of the marked traffic lane. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver's breath and observed other signs of impairment. According to the police department, the driver, James J. Shrewsbury, 33, of Sellersburg, Indiana, subsequently failed the field sobriety tests and was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, speeding and improper lane usage. Shrewsbury was taken to the Metropolis Police Department for processing. He was able to post bond and was released.

November 3

Homeless man arrested on warrant

Joe Taylor, 27, homeless, was arrested in the 1300 block of Girard Street. Metropolis Police were called to the area for a report of a subject looking into a window. Taylor was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for possession of methamphetamine. Taylor was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

November 5

Metropolis woman arrested on charge of aggravated battery

On Oct. 28, Metropolis Police officers initiated a criminal investigation where a female offender attacked a victim. The victim stopped to help the female offender because she seemed to be in distress. The investigation led to a suspect, whom had a warrant for an arrest. On Nov. 5, a Metropolis detective observed the offender Desiree D. Morrison, 31, of Metropolis, at the Massac County Courthouse. Morrison was arrested for aggravated battery and lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

Man arrested on Massac warrant

Issac B. Lambert, 30, of Wingo, Kentucky was arrested at the Citgo on East Fifth Street. Lambert was wanted on a Massac County warrant for burglary to motor vehicle. Lambert was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

Report of possible prowler leads to arrest of Karnak man

Metropolis Police officers were called to the 1300 block of Girard Street. The caller stated people were looking around a residence using a flashlight. Prior to arrival, the Metropolis Police Department was notified the subject left in a maroon van. A Metropolis Police sergeant observed the maroon Nissan on Girard Street and conducted a traffic stop.

The sergeant recognized the driver as Donnie Kindle, 38, of Karnak. The sergeant was aware Kindle had a revoked driver's license. A computer check confirmed the status as revoked. Kindle could not provide proof of insurance. The sergeant also observed three open bottles of liquor in the vehicle. The investigation revealed they were checking on the residence at the request of the people living there, which were not home at the time, but their alarm activated. Kindle was arrested for driving while revoked, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and illegal transportation of open alcohol. Kindle was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

November 7

Disturbance call leads to arrest

Metropolis Police officers were called to a disturbance in the alley in the 1100 block of Market Street. Christopher L. Murphy, 39, of Metropolis was found to be wanted on a warrant issued by Louisville, Kentucky for possession of a controlled substance. Murphy was arrested and lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

November 8

Man arrested for alleged battery, criminal damage to property

Metropolis Police officers responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of West Eighth Street. The victims stated Abraham Lincoln Ward, 44, of Metropolis had damaged property and struck two people. Ward was arrested for two counts of battery and criminal damage to property. Ward was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

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