3 area churches have been burglarized recently. The First Baptist Church in Metropolis, Eastland Church and Zion United Church of Christ on Country Club Rd. have been burglarized. Cash and electronics have been reported missing from the churches along with damage. The Massac County Sheriff's Office and the Metropolis Police Department are investigating these church burglaries. If you have any information regarding these burglaries, contact the Sheriff's Office at 524-2912 or the Metropolis Police Department at 524-2310. You can also submit information through our TIPS page.

24 year old Matthew Jenkins of Metropolis is wanted on Warrants of Retail Theft and Failure to Appear for Driving Suspended out of Massac County. View Most Wanted Flyer here.

Matty Jenkins was Captured on 07/20/15.
PictureScotty P. Cooper
On 06/23/15 a Deputy was on Interstate 24 searching for a stolen truck that was reported out of Herrin, IL. The Deputy located the stolen truck just before midnight. A traffic stop was made on the stolen truck. The driver of the vehicle, 43 year old Scotty P. Cooper of Carbondale, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Driving on a Revoked License. Cooper was lodged at the Massac County Detention Center pending bond. The Massac County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Illinois State Police and the Metropolis Police Department.

PictureCharles J. Morris
On 06/11/15 Deputies took a report of a stolen truck from Strawberry Rd. The truck was later located that night in Metropolis. Deputies found 49 year old Charles J. Morris of Pope County with the vehicle. During the arrest, Deputies located prescription narcotics on Morris that did not belong to him. Morris was arrested and charged with Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

PictureDiane M. Flora
A Deputy was checking on a disabled vehicle on North Ave. on 06/10/15 when he observed drug equipment in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, 44 year old Diane M. Flora of the Joppa area, had arrived and informed the Deputy that she had ran out of gas. The Deputy also discovered a substance believed to be Crystal Methamphetamine. Flora was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Equipment.

Deputies had been conducting an investigation into the sale of Methamphetamine at a residence in the 6700 block of US HWY 45 South. On 06/08/2015 Deputies were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence. Deputies located Crystal Meth, cash and other items related to the sale of Methamphetamine. Deputies arrested 44 year old Richard Joiner of Brookport. Joiner was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver and Possession of Methamphetamine. The investigation continues and further charges are possible.

PictureDelman R. Elmore
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.