Aug. 15

At approximately 1:36 a.m., a Metropolis officer observed a blue Mustang parked behind the library. The Mustang had a defective rear registration light. As the officer drove past, the driver took off abruptly and accelerated quickly. The Mustang was observed driving at a high rate of speed on Fifth Street then onto Market Street. The officer was not able to conduct a traffic stop until the intersection of Seventh and Broadway. The driver, Trevor M. Johnston, 25, pf Metropolis, showed signs of impairment and had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. Johnston failed the field sobriety tests. Johnston was arrested and charged with DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and defective registration lamp. Johnston was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

A Metropolis officer stopped a white Ford flatbed truck for numerous equipment violations. After the vehicle pulled into the Fairmont Apartments parking lot, the driver fled the vehicle and was later found hiding under another vehicle. A computer check on the driver revealed that his driver’s license was revoked. Dusty E Baler, 41, of Metropolis, was arrested and charged with driving while license revoked, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, expired registration since 2016, no safety test inspection sticker and resisting/obstructing a police officer. Baker was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Aug. 17

Metropolis officers responded to a fight in progress at Fat Edd’s. Upon arrival, the fight had been stopped. Nobody wished to pursue charges, but Jeffrey L. Sobat, 35, of Metropolis, was told to leave. Sobat had to be told numerous times after his ride arrived to leave and was finally escorted out. Sobat became aggressive and headbutted one of the officers in the nose. Sobat was then resisted arrest. Sobat was charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Aug. 18

A Metropolis sergeant stopped a white Buick for improper lane usage on Devers Road. A computer check on the driver, Katlyn S. Koon, 29, of Joppa, revealed that her driver’s license had expired in 2018. Koon was charged with no valid driver’s license and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. She was released on bond.

Aug. 19

Ashley R. Jenkins, 27, of Brookport, was found hiding on the floorboard in a vehicle parked at the Country Village apartments on Lois Lane. Jenkins was wanted on warrants issued by Massac County for theft and by the Collinsville Police Department for larceny. As she was taken into custody, officers observed a syringe loaded with liquid that ended up testing positive for meth. Jenkins was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jenkins was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Aug. 20

William Cody Parrish, 31, of Metropolis, was arrested outside of Fort Massac State Park. Parrish was wanted on warrants for domestic battery and assault issued by Massac County. Parrish 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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