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Jan. 1

Man wanted on warrants is arrested

At 12:22 a.m., a Metropolis Police officer stopped a Dodge Charger for an equipment violation at Seventh and Girard streets. The driver was issued a warning. The officer observed the rear passenger to be Dakota L. Stevens, 28, of Metropolis. Stevens was wanted on warrants issued by Massac County for failure to appear and one out of Kentucky for parole violation. Stevens attempted to give false information to the officer. A search revealed Stevens was in possession of approximately 85 grams of cannabis in clear zip lock type baggies. Stevens was also charged with giving false identification, possession of cannabis over 30 grams and illegal possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle. Stevens was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

Karnak man arrested for DUI, released

Metropolis Police officers were called to Acee's Truck Stop. A caller advised a silver Dodge pick-up struck two semi's in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver's breath. The driver also showed other signs of intoxication and failed the field sobriety tests. An open bottle of vodka was also located in the truck. Lyndal L. Qualls, 55, of Karnak, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and illegal transportation of open alcohol. Qualls was able to post bond and was released after being processed.

Jan. 2

Man wanted on warrant is arrested

Quaid A.L. Adams, 28, of Metropolis was arrested in the 700 block of Catherine Street. Adams was wanted on a Massac County warrant for failure to appear. Adams was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

Jan. 3

Woman arrested for residential burglary

Metropolis Police officers were called to residence in the 900 block of Vienna Street. The owner/victim stated he returned home and found his front door open and damaged. He also observed items on the front porch, which had been inside the home earlier. The victim then found Amanda R. Binkley, 41, of Metropolis, wearing clothes belonging to a resident who was in the hospital. Binkley had also taken a shower. Binkley was arrested for residential burglary and lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

Man arrested after chase

Metropolis Police officers received a complaint that Kenneth L. Mitchell, 39, of Metropolis was yelling and causing a disturbance in the alley in the 900 block of Market Street. Upon arrival, Mitchell started riding away on a bicycle, which did not have a headlight as required during darkness. Officers attempted to stop Mitchell, but he kept on riding. As he was going around Walgreens, the officer tapped his siren, and Mitchell dropped a bag and continued to flee on the bike. Mitchell then rode between houses on Market Street, got off the bike in the alley and started to run. He was finally caught, as he tried to hide in an outbuilding. A search found him to be in possession of a hypodermic syringe, which tested positive for meth. Mitchell was charged with no headlight on bike, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mitchell was lodged at Massac County Detention Center.

The preceding information pertains to arrests made by the Massac County Sheriff's Department and 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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