Sale of wild racoon, other crimes in Metropolis

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METROPOLIS, Ill. (KBSI) – Metropolis police officers had an interesting week judging by the arrest summary for July 3-9.

July 3, 2022
While on patrol, a Metropolis police officer ran a license check on a vehicle parked at the Motel 6. The plate came back to a black Ford Focus that was reported stolen out of Louisville, Ky. Officers located the driver of the vehicle. Nicholas W. Beavers, 38, of Mammoth Cave, Ky. was arrested and faces a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. He was taken to the Massac County Detention Center.

Metropolis officers were called to the Rest Area when a caller said a vehicle was parked in the middle of the road blocking traffic. The officer saw that the driver was passed out behind the wheel, with his foot on the brake and transmission still in drive. Police say the driver, Donald E. McMannis, 34, of Ashville, North Carolina showed obvious signs of extreme impairment and failed the field sobriety tests. McMannis was arrested for DUI, driving while license suspended, operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and improper transportation/container of Cannabis. He was taken to the Massac County Detention Center.

Mackenzie L. Reed, 23, of Golconda, was arrested for a warrant at the Massac memorial Hospital. Mackenzie was wanted on a warrant issued by Pope County, Ill. for unlawful sale of a wild racoon. She was taken to the Massac County Detention Center.

July 4, 2022
Metropolis Officers were called to a home in the 1600 block of Ferry. A caller said an unknown person was sleeping by their shed. Officers found John R. Jaco, 26, of Metropolis. Officers learned that he was in violation of an active order of protection and arrested Jaco He was taken to the Massac County Detention Center.

July 6, 2022
A Metropolis sergeant saw a GMC truck on 10th Street and Triplett. He recognized the driver, Eugene C. Huston, 50, of Metropolis and was aware that Huston’s license was revoked. The sergeant conducted a traffic stop and a compute check confirmed that Huston’s license was still revoked. Huston was faces charges of violation of classification, driving while license revoked and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Huston was released on bond.

July 7, 2022
Metropolis police officers were called to a home in the 1200 block of North Ave. A caller stated an unknown person had entered her apartment while she was there. A sergeant located Michael H. Richards, 54, of Metropolis. He was arrested on charges of criminal trespass to a residence and taken to the Massac County Detention Center.

July 9, 2022
A Metropolis officer stopped a red Jeep Liberty for speeding (47/35 mph zone) on US 45 from 7th Street. A computer check on the driver, Stephanie M. Sexton, 24, of Paducah, Ky. revealed that her driver’s license was suspended. Sexton faces charges of speeding and driving while license suspended. She was released on bond.

Metropolis Officers were called to the campground at Ft. Massac for a disturbance. Officers met with the campground supervisor who said that James C. Stevens tried to enter the shower house and was not a camper. Stevens was told he could not use the facilities and threatened the victim. Police say he drew his hand back to strike the victim and then threw a bottle at him. Stevens was arrested and faces charges of aggravated assault. He was taken to the Massac County Detention Center.

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