On 06/03/15 at around 7:00 P.M. Deputies were called to the 7700 block of Unionville Rd. after reports of shots fired. Deputies found the victim with wounds consistent with being beaten along with a bullet hole in the victim's clothing. It was reported that 37 year old Delman Elmore of the Unionville area had fired a firearm at the victim striking the victim's clothing but not the victim's body. It was also reported that Elmore beat the victim with the pistol. A short time later, a Deputy observed Elmore in his vehicle near Metropolis. Elmore was stopped and taken into custody. A bullet was recovered from the scene of the shooting. Elmore was charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Battery and lodged at the Massac County Detention Center. Bond is expected to be set on 06/05/15.
Metropolis Police filed charges on 28 year old Anthony J. Jones of Metropolis following a Domestic Disturbance. The Massac County States Attorney issued a warrant for Jones on May 6,2015. Bond amount was set at $2,000 cash. Jones' current address is 111 West 19th Street in Metropolis but may be in the Joppa area. If you know the whereabouts of Anthony J. Jones, please contact the Massac County Sheriff's Office or the Metropolis Police Department at 618-524-2310. You can also submit a tip through the TIPS line by clicking the link.
Anthony J. Jones was CAPTURED in Paducah, KY. He is currently waiting extradition back to Massac County.
On May 08, 2015 Tom Riddle, Facilities Manager of the River Metals Recycling Metropolis site presented a check to Sheriff Ted Holder in the amount of $600.00. The donation is to help fund the Sheriff Willie Bear/ Prescription Pill Drug Disposal( P2D2 ) projects that the Sheriffs Office currently operates. This is the third year in a row that River Metals has donated money to help fund the projects. The Massac County Sheriffs Office passed out over 500 Bears to Massac County School children this year for the Sheriff Willie Bear program and have collected over 200 pounds of old prescription drugs from Massac County residents through the P2D2 collection program.
Update: On 05/02/15 a tip led Deputies to a residence in Metropolis where Jeffery S. Ogle was located hiding in an attic. Ogle was arrested and lodged at the Massac County Detention Center. Additional charges are pending. Metropolis Police assisted with the arrest.
The Massac County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating Jeffery S. Ogle. Ogle is wanted by Massac County for Domestic Battery. If you know the whereabouts of Ogle, please contact the Massac County Sheriff's Office at (618)524-2912 or through the TIPS line.
The Massac County Sheriff's Office is now accepting resumes for the position of Correctional Officer and 911 Telecommunication. There are no openings at this time. No interviews will be conducted. Resumes are being taken for future job openings. Resumes will be taken from April 27- May 30, 2015. Resumes can be dropped off at the Massac County Sheriff's Office.
2015 Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship Applications are now available. Students can pick up an application at the Massac County Sheriff's Office or by downloading the application by clicking HERE. Applications must be turned into the Massac County Sheriff by March 15, 2015.
Due to the weather, Inmate Visitation will be closed today 02/18/2015 at the Detention Center. Inmate Visitation will resume on 02/21/2015 as regularly scheduled. The Massac County Courthouse is also closed for today.
A Burglary was reported to the Sheriff's Office on 02/10/2015. The Burglary occurred during daylight hours in the 6100 block of Orchard Rd. Force was used to gain entry into the residence. Jewelry was reported missing. The jewelry missing is described as vintage jewelry. Some of the jewelry dates back to the 1940's. If you have any information regarding this Burglary, please contact the Massac County Sheriff's Office at (618)524-2912 or through the TIPS line. County residents are asked to be watching for anything suspicious, such as vehicles in an area where they would not normally be. Also, keep an eye on your neighbors house if they are gone.
Sheriff Ted Holder is seeking old photos of the Massac County Sheriff's Office.Michelle Longworth, of the Metropolis Planet, is doing a story about the history of the Sheriff's Office. At present, we have very few photos. We are looking for photos of retired deputies, dispatchers and jailers. As well as photos of the old jail. If you have any photos you would like to submit, you can drop them off to Michelle Longworth at the Metropolis Planet or you can email them to Sheriff Holder or Michelle by clicking the link on their names.
Tax season is here and that means IRS Tax Scams. Law Enforcement is not safe from the scammers either. Sheriff Ted Holder received a phone call from a Washington D.C. phone number from a person who identified himself as Mike Ross. Mr. Ross told Sheriff Holder he was delinquent on his taxes and that if he did not pay him he was going to have the "SHERIFF" come to his residence. Sheriff Holder politely explained to Mr. Ross that he was the Sheriff. The conversation abruptly ended. Actually, as I am writing this post, I am receiving a phone call from a Virginia number. You guessed it, a tax scammer. Remember, the IRS is NOT going to call you. They are going to send you a letter informing you of delinquent taxes. Local Law Enforcement has nothing to do with Federal Income Tax. The IRS recently released a statement saying that because of budget cuts they are understaffed and likely not going to be able to take most calls. Therefore, the IRS is NOT going to call you.