July 11

Metropolis officers were called to Huck’s for a trespassing complaint. Officers learned that Amber M. Gilbert, 32, of Paducah, had caused a disturbance and had been trespassed from the property. Officers were informed that she returned. Gilbert was arrested for criminal trespass to property. She was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

July 12

Richard J. Todd, 30, of Paducah, was arrested at the Motel 6. Todd was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for driving while license suspended. Todd was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Andrew R. Wilkinson, 29, of McLeansboro, was arrested in the 200 block of Lindsey. Wilkinson was wanted on a warrant issued by Johnson County for failure to appear on a traffic charge. Wilkinson was able to post bond and was released after being processed at the Metropolis Police Department.

July 13

Metropolis officers were called to an injury crash on U.S. Hwy. 45, south of Devers Road. Upon arrival, officers observed a vehicle with extensive damage to the rear. The vehicle had been spun around and was facing the wrong direction. Witnesses stated that the offender fled the scene in a white mini van toward the interstate. A “flash” message was given to McCracken County and Massac County sheriff’s departments to be on the look out. Massac County deputies located the vehicle on the ramp to eastbound I-24. Numerous witnesses advised the driver of the mini van had been driving recklessly prior to the crash. Lemar Johnson Cortez, 29, of Paducah, was charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, reckless driving and failure to reduce speed to avoid and accident. He was released on bond.

July 15

A Metropolis officer attempted to arrest Joshua D Coontz, 43, Elgin, at the Jon Street and Hospital Drive intersection. Coontz was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for failure to appear-resisting arrest. As the officer started to handcuff Coontz, he resisted and fled on foot. After a brief foot chase, Coontz was taken into custody. Coontz was arrested on the warrant and an additional charge of resisting arrest. Coontz was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Brian P. McGuire, 37, of Metropolis, was arrested outside of Walgreen’s. McGuire was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for criminal trespass to property and criminal damage to property. McGuire was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

July 16

A Metropolis officer stopped a blue Chevrolet Impala on U.S. Hwy. 45 near the I-24 interchange. A computer check showed the registration was canceled. A computer check on the driver, Antonio L. Louis, of Paducah, showed his driver’s license was suspended. He could not provide proof of insurance. Louis was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle with canceled registration. Louis was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

July 17

A Metropolis officer stopped a silver Chevrolet Malibu on Devers Road, north of U.S. Hwy. 45. A computer check showed the registration had been canceled. The driver, William B Norwood, showed signs of intoxication and subsequently failed the field sobriety tests. As the passenger, Jay B. Tyson, 28, of Metropolis, was exiting the vehicle, officers observed a handgun in the door storage area. The handgun was loaded with 14 bullets. Norwood was arrested and charged with DUI and operation of a motor vehicle with canceled registration. Tyson was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, no FOID and unlawful use of a weapon. Both were lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. The third passenger, Dwaneka S. Lee, 28, of Paducah, was charged with illegal transportation of cannabis and released on bond.

Darrell A McCoy, 58, Metropolis was arrested in the area of Eighth and Scott streets. McCoy was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for failure to appear-possession of a controlled substance. McCoy was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Joshua C. Angles, 40, of Brookport, was arrested in the 400 block of East 10th Street. Angles was wanted on warrants issued by Massac County for criminal damage to property and theft. A search found him to be in possession of methamphetamine. Angles was charged with the warrants and possession of methamphetamine. Angels was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

The Metropolis Police and Massac County Sheriff’s departments received numerous reports of a driver possible impaired and “all over the road.” A Metropolis sergeant located the white Nissan Frontier on U.S. Hwy. 45. The vehicle was driving way below the speed limit in the passing lane of U.S. Hwy. 45. The sergeant attempted a traffic stop, but the driver would not pull over. Once additional units arrived, all with lights and sirens activated, the driver still refused to stop. The sergeant pulled along side of the vehicle, and the driver looked at the officer, but still refused to stop. Officers boxed in the vehicle and finally forced the vehicle to stop. The driver, Harold E. Inman, 78, of Metropolis, has had numerous contacts with Metropolis Police, Massac County Sheriff’s and Illinois State Police. Inman was again charged with no valid driver’s license, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and fleeing police. He was released on bond, and the vehicle was impounded.

July 18

At 4:07 a.m., officers received a report of a person being stabbed near Filmore and East Fifth Street. The victim was located and transported by ambulance to a hospital in Kentucky. The victim advised he had been in a fight over money. The offender was identified as Johntrell D. Foster, 28, homeless. Foster had fled the scene and a search ensued. At approximately, 6:03 a.m., Foster was located at a residence in the 700 block of East Seventh Street. Foster was taken into custody and a search found him to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Foster was charged with aggravated battery, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Foster 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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