On 04/21/14 at around 4 P.M. Massac County Dispatch was notified by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department that a Johnson County Deputy was pursuing a stolen vehicle on Interstate 24 heading into Massac County. Deputies along with Officers from the Metropolis Police Department and Brookport Police Department along with Illinois State Troopers set up a block near the 37 mile marker. The vehicle being pursued was a stolen box truck. Authorities were able to get the stolen box truck stopped just before the I-24 bridge construction. 21 year old Ryan L. Baker from Plano, IL was taken into custody without incident. 19 year old Cameron T. Olson of Oswego, IL fled from the vehicle on foot. Olson was captured after a short foot chase. Both were taken into custody by Johnson County Deputies and lodged at the Massac County Detention Center. Johnson County Sheriff's Department handled the report and no charges are expected in Massac County. At the time of the arrest, Massac County was unaware of where the box truck was reported stolen.
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PictureLeonard M. Greenfield
On 03/21/14 Deputies went to a residence in the 1000 block of East 2nd St. looking for 40 year old Leonard M. Greenfield. Greenfield had an active Kentucky Department of Corrections Warrant. Once at the residence, Deputies located Greenfield. Greenfield fled out a window of the residence and led Deputies on a short foot chase. Greenfield was captured a block into the foot chase. Greenfield was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Kentucky.

On 03/20/14 a suspicious bag was located near the train tracks in the area of West 9th St. in Metropolis. Inside the bag, Investigators located an active Meth Lab. Wet filter paper located inside the bag showed that the lab was a few hours old. A witness said they saw a white male earlier in the evening with a similar bag in the area. Investigators are seeking any information from anyone with information regarding the discarded Meth Lab. You can contact the Massac County Sheriff's Department, anonymously, at (618)524-2912 or by visiting our TIPS page.

Illinois State Police say March 30 marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of 26-year-old Lisa Ann Carnes of Karnak, Illinois.

They say the murder remains unsolved.According to ISP, Carnes’ body was found in a field in rural Massac County near Macedonia Church Road and U. S. Highway 45. To date, hundreds of leads have been followed, and state police special agents continue to investigate the homicide.

Anyone who has information that may be helpful in solving this crime is asked to contact Illinois State Police Sergeant Chad Brown at 618-845-3740, extension 282.

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On 03/06/14 a Massac County Sheriff's Deputy stopped a vehicle just outside of Brookport for a traffic violation. The driver gave a name that tuned out to be false. After discovering that the driver was actually 28 year old Raymond M. Stangel of Paducah, the Deputy also discovered that Stangel did not have a driver's license. Raymond Stangel was arrested. During a search of the vehicle, the Deputy located what is believed to be a small amount of Crystal Methamphetamine, also known as "Ice". Stangel was charged with No Valid Driver's License, Obstructing Justice, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Investigators received of drug trafficking. Information was obtained of a drug sale in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store located on east 8th St. in Metropolis. Undercover Investigators began surveillance on the parking lot. Investigators witnessed what they believed to be a drug sale. Deputies stopped the vehicle and arrested 19 year old Cody Reed of Metropolis. Deputies located approximately 29 grams of Cannabis and currency used to make the drug sale. Cody Reed was charged with Delivery of Cannabis and was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center. Investigators seized currency and the vehicle belonging to Cody Reed.


Mobile Home Theft


The Massac County Sheriff's Department is investigating a mobile home missing from Hidden Acres Trailer Court. The mobile home was moved sometime last week by a mobile home moving company. It is believed that someone sold the mobile home to another person who had it moved. The mobile home was purchased through taxes and sat empty. Investigators are searching for the company that moved the trailer, possibly to the Paducah area. If you have any information about the mobile home theft, please contact the Massac County Sheriff's Department at (618)524-2912 or through our TIPS line.

On 02/19/14 Sheriff Willie Bear visited Franklin, Jefferson, Unity and Brookport. Sheriff Willie Bear spread his message on making positive choices. Deputy K-9 Balak performed for the kids showing the kids his skill in finding hidden objects. Balak put on a performance with Patrick Meyer, which got high reviews from the kids. All the kids received a Sheriff Willie Bear plush doll. A larger Sheriff Willie Bear was given to the teachers to place in the classroom.
PictureLeonard Lawler
On Saturday 02/22/14 around 11:00 P.M. a Massac County Sheriff's Deputy stopped a vehicle near 145 and Country Club Rd. for a traffic violation. The Deputy detected that the driver, 46 year old Leonard Lawler of Paducah, was under the influence. Lawler was arrested for DUI. The Deputy located prescription medication in the vehicle that was not prescribed to Lawler. The Deputy also located a white powdery substance and drug paraphernalia on Lawler. Lawler was charged with DUI, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center pending bond.