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Metropolis Police Report

METROPOLIS – The following information was released by the Metropolis Police Department on Monday, September 12, 2022.

August 30, 2022

Metropolis Officers were called to a disturbance in the 1000 block of E. 6th St. Upon arrival, officers learned that a person was struck in the head with a metal spike. The victim had a severe head injury and an ambulance was summoned. Madyson L  Oliver, 24, Metropolis was arrested for Aggravated Battery and lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Metropolis Officers were called to the 700 block of E. 12th St. for a fight. Upon arrival, the fight was over. The victim and witnesses stated that James A Cox, 47, Metropolis struck and kicked the victim. The victim wished to sign a complaint. Cox was arrested for Battery and released on bond after being processed at the Metropolis Police Dept.

September 1, 2022

While on patrol, a Metropolis Officer observed a white Cadillac SUV on 12th St. This vehicle and driver were wanted for a theft of property that occurred at Big Johns. The vehicle was stopped in the parking lot of McDonald’s. The driver, Christopher M. Roberts, 45, Metropolis was arrested for theft of lost/mislaid property. A computer check also revealed that his driver’s license was suspended and he was charged with that as well. Roberts was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Metropolis Officers were called to Harrah’s Hotel. Upon arrival, Officers met with security and an agent from the IL Gaming Commission/State Police. Officers learned that Juan Carlos Cornejo, 37, Greenville, TX had punched a mirror in the bathroom, breaking the mirror. Cornejo sustained a large laceration on his hand and was transported to Massac Memorial Hospital via ambulance. Cornejo was charged with criminal damage to property and released on bond.

September 2, 2022

Metropolis Officers responded to a traffic crash at 19th and Simmons. Investigation revealed that the driver of a Black Hyundai Elantra failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the other unit. A computer check on the driver, Paige A. Gelso, 20, Metropolis revealed that her driver’s license was suspended and that she was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for driving while license suspended. Gelso was charged and lodged at the Massac County Detention Center.

September 7, 2022

Robert J. Marks, 37, Metropolis was arrested in the 1900 block of McCrary. Marks was wanted on warrants. The warrants were issued by Massac County for Domestic Battery and Criminal Damage to Property. Marks was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Metropolis Officers were called to Massac Memorial Hospital. Upon arrival, Officers learned that the victim had been struck by a baseball bat. The victim stated that Timothy P. Ashworth, 59, Golconda took $10.00 and a flashlight from him. Ashworth struck the victim with a metal baseball bat and fled in a red Jeep Liberty. This occurred in a driveway on Adkins St. around midnight. Officers and deputies began searching for Ashworth. At approximately 6 a.m., a Deputy located the Jeep at 5th and Yasoda in a parking lot. Ashworth was located in the Spence Apartment Complex which he is barred from by Massac Housing Authority. Upon seeing the Officers, Ashworth took off running. A foot pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, Ashworth tripped and fell to the pavement and was taken into custody. Ashworth was charged with Aggravated Battery, Armed Violence, Theft, Criminal Trespass to Property, and Attempted Fleeing/Eluding Police. Ashworth was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

September 11, 2022

Metropolis Officers were called to domestic disturbance at a residence in the 200 block of E. 9th St. Upon arrival, officers could hear yelling from inside. Upon speaking to the victim, officers learned that she was struck, choked and shoved to the ground. The victim was in a lot of pain and an ambulance was called. The victim was transported to a hospital in Paducah with a possible hip fracture. Michael P. Grentzer, 28, Metropolis was arrested and charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery, He was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

The preceding information pertains to an arrest made by the Metropolis Police Department. This arrest was made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty.