October 7

Surveillance leads to arrest of California man

A Metropolis Police detective sergeant set up surveillance in the 1300 block of Catherine Street. The sergeant was looking for a subject wanted on a warrant. The sergeant observed the suspect, James G. Beeson, 38, of California, as he approached a residence. Beeson was wanted on a parole violation warrant issued by the State of California. Beeson was arrested without incident. He was lodged at Massac County Detention Center pending extradition back to California.

Man arrested on multiple charges

A Metropolis Police officer stopped a silver Chevrolet Blazer after it improperly backed out of a parking space in front of Humma apartments on East Third Street. The Blazer almost struck the squad car. The driver, later identified as Jeremy Lee Lynch, 38, of Metropolis, stated he did not see the car. Two other passengers occupied the Blazer. Lynch, who initially gave a false name, and the passengers were told to stay in the vehicle. As the officer was making a computer check, they all fled the vehicle. A foot chase ensued, and Lynch and one of the passengers were taken into custody. Lynch then complained of chest pains and an ambulance was dispatched. Due to prior cardiac conditions, he was transported to a Kentucky hospital. A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine, shotgun ammunition and drug paraphernalia. The methamphetamine and paraphernalia were located in the female passenger's property. The female was identified as Ashley N. Dunn, 27, of Pinckneyville. Dunn was charged with resisting/obstructing a peace officer, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dunn was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Lynch was issued traffic citations for improper backing, expired Illinois registration, obstructed back windshield, no driver's license, operating uninsured vehicle and driving while license suspended/revoked. Warrants will be sought for possession of ammunition by a felon, possession of ammunition -- no firearm owner identification card, resisting/obstructing a peace officer and obstructing justice -- furnishing false information, due to him being taken out of state for treatment.

October 8

Metropolis woman arrested on warrants

A Metropolis Police sergeant observed a person he recognized as Elizabeth A. Leach, 37, of Metropolis walking across the parking lot of the Metropolis Super Bowl bowling alley. The sergeant was aware that she was wanted on warrants issued by Massac County for two counts of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine. Leach was arrested and lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

October 10

Man wanted on warrant is arrested

A Metropolis Police detective sergeant observed Xavier M. Smith, 35, of Metropolis, in the 1700 block of Filmore Street. Smith was wanted on a warrant issued by Cook County for probation violation. Smith was arrested and lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

October 11

Traffic stop leads to Paducah man's arrest

A Metropolis Police officer stopped a Jeep with an expired registration sticker on North Ave. and 12th Street. The driver, James L. Littlemeyer, 36, of Paducah, could not provide proof of insurance. A computer check revealed there was an active order of protection. The protected party was inside the vehicle. Littlemeyer was arrested and charged with violation of an order of protection, expired registration sticker and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Littlemeyer was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

The preceding information pertains to arrests made by Massac County Sheriff's Office and the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests are made on the basis of probable cause and all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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