Joshua K Hunt, 38, of Metropolis, was arrested on 12th and Market streets. Hunt was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for disorderly conduct (FTA). Hunt was lodged at the Massac County Detention Center.
Metropolis Police responded to a call of an erratic driver in the 600 block of Seventh Street. A Metropolis officer observed a white Toyota Rav4 driving down Seventh Street. The vehicle made several abrupt turns and, at one point, was driving in the opposite lane of traffic. A traffic stop was made. The driver, Travis Lee Boys Miller, 37, of Metropolis, showed signs of impairment and was also irrational. Miller failed the field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI-drugs and improper lane usage. Miller was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Metropolis officers were called to the 400 block of Tanner Drive. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who stated that he was punched in the face. The offender — Joshua K Hunt, 38, of Metropolis, who had bonded out from the earlier warrant arrest — was arrested and charged with battery. Hunt was processed and released on bond.
Wanda G Martin, 50, of Metropolis, was arrested at a residence in the 700 block of East Seventh Street. Martin was wanted on a warrant issued by Massac County for aggravated battery to a police officer (FTA). Martin was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Metropolis officers were called to Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. Upon arrival they met with an agent from the Illinois State Police (Illinois Gaming Board — IGB) and security. They were informed that housekeeping kept hearing a child crying on the fifth floor of the hotel and the child seemed to be getting “hoarse” from all the crying. Housekeeping located the 18-month-old child alone in a room. Video surveillance located the mother gambling. She was escorted back to the room. The investigation revealed that the child had been left alone in the room for approximately two hours. Gemma Lynn Uy Davis, 43, of Nashville, Tennessee, was arrested for endangering the life and health of a child. She was transported to the Metropolis Police Station for processing. DCFS was contacted and responded to the police station as well. Upon completion of the police processing, Uy Davis was released on bond and turned over to DCFS.
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.