A Metropolis officer on patrol saw Adam V. Burnham, 34, of Grantsburg, riding as a passenger in a red pick-up truck. Police said the officer was aware Burnham was wanted on two warrants issued by Massac County on aggravated fleeing and eluding police. A traffic stop was done as the truck pulled into Walgreen’s. Police said Burnham fled from the vehicle on foot, and a foot chase ensued. Police said Burnham was captured in the 200 block of West 17th Street with assistance from the Illinois State Police – Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, which was in the area assisting Metropolis police on another case. Police said Burnham was also charged with resisting a peace officer/arrest. Burnham was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
A Metropolis sergeant on patrol saw Timothy P. Ashworth, 59, of Metropolis, in the 2100 block of Metropolis Street. Police said the sergeant was aware Ashworth was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County on delivery of methamphetamines. Ashworth was arrested and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center, according to police.
Metropolis Police received a 911 call from a frightened female. The woman advised she was parked in the parking lot of Massac Memorial Hospital. Police said she was approached by a man who accused her of watching his house. Police said that, upon arrival, a Metropolis sergeant met with the woman, and she pointed out a house that the man went into. Police said the sergeant recognized the house and was aware the owner has accused many others of watching his house and being aggressive. Police said Johnny B. Cash, 60, of Metropolis, was arrested on disorderly conduct. Cash was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Metropolis officers were called to a domestic disturbance at the Spence Apartments on East Fifth Street. Police said Chyanne I. Leonard, 25, of Metropolis, was arrested on domestic battery. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Metropolis officers were called to a residence in the Spence Apartments. Police said Shane M. Vinson, 20, of Metropolis, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass to state supported property. Police said Vinson was also wanted on two warrants — the first warrant was issued by Massac County on criminal trespass to state supported property; the second by Johnson County on Illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Vinson was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
A Metropolis sergeant stopped a gold-colored Toyota van on Girard at 12th Street. Police said Danielle G. Jeffers, 30, of Metropolis, was charged with no valid driver's license and use of cell phone without hands-free device. She was released on bond.
A Metropolis officer stopped a maroon Chrysler van on 12th and Coburn streets for expired registration. Lauren B. Deasel, 27, of Metropolis, was charged with driving while license suspended, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle with suspended registration, according to police. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Heidi L. Leonard, 36, of Golconda, was arrested. Police said Leonard was wanted on three warrants — the first issued by Massac County on delivery of a controlled substance; and the second and third warrants issued by Williamson County on forgery and driving while license suspended. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Samuel C. Henderson, 25, of Paducah, was arrested at the Speedy Mart on 12th Street. Police said Henderson was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County on retail theft. Henderson was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
While on patrol, a Metropolis sergeant saw a black pick-up truck exit the Casey’s parking lot. The sergeant recognized the driver as Steven J. Youman, 28, of Metropolis. Police said Youman was charged with driving while license revoked – felony enhancement, as well as being wanted on a warrant issued by Pope County on aggravated DUI. Youman was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests were made on the basis of probable cause, and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
If you, or someone you know is struggling with drug use, help is available. People can contact the Metropolis Police Department at 618-524-2310, the Massac County Mental Health crisis line at 618-524-9368 or the 988 suicide line. For recovery resources, people can contact Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition at 618-524-1393.
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