METROPOLIS – The following information was released from the Office of the Director of Public Safety and Metropolis Police Chief Harry Masse on Monday, May 2, 2022.
April 24, 2022
Metropolis officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 200 block of E. 6th St. Upon arrival officers learned that the victim was struck and choked by Kevin D. Berling, 49, of Metropolis. Berling was arrested for Aggravated Domestic Violence involving strangulation. He was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
April 28, 2022
Metropolis officers were called to the Community Center. Caller stated a female that was intoxicated was trying to enter the building. Upon arrival, Offices found Wanda G. Martin, 51, of Joppa. She was intoxicated and had a hard time walking. An ambulance was summoned to check her out. Once inside the ambulance, Martin became combative, striking and EMT in the groin and striking the other. Martin was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery. Once cleared from the hospital, she was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
Reginald R. Thomas, 66, of Metropolis was arrested and charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery. The victim was punched and choked by Thomas at the residence on Walter Dr. Thomas was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
April 29, 2022
A Metropolis officer on patrol observed James R. Beasley, 56, of Metropolis walking on Vienna St. The officer was aware that Beasley was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County on two charges of ID theft. Beasley was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.
The preceding information pertains to an arrest made by the Metropolis Police Department. These arrests was made on the basis of probable cause and all arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty.