On 05/18/17 the Massac County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of shots fired at a residence on West 5th St. in Brookport. Deputies responded and discovered a vehicle and a mobile home with several bullet holes. Shell casings were discovered near the residence. Deputies obtained video from a surveillance system. The video shows 3 subjects approach the residence. It is believed that two of the subjects were caring automatic rifles. In the video you can see the individuals firing at the residence as they run away. It should be noted that the time on the video is off and the actual time would be around 2 A.M. Deputies have been investigating since 05/18/17 and have developed possible suspects. The Massac County Sheriff's Office is requesting that anyone with information about the incident to please call the Massac County Sheriff's Office at (618)524-2912 or at our TIPS page http://massacsheriffsdept.com/tips.html. The Massac County Sheriff's Office is being assisted by the Brookport Police Department and the Illinois State Police.
On 05/06/17 an investigation began when it was reported that a chainsaw and a professional paint sprayer was stolen from a property in the 3000 block of Illinois 145 Rd. On 05/09/17 WPSD aired a segment on Massac's Most Wanted. Jeff Anderson was featured as one of Massac's Most Wanted. Shortly after the segment aired, the Massac County Sheriff's Office received a tip that Anderson was at a residence on Jonesboro Rd. Deputies arrived at the residence and learned that Anderson had saw the segment and left the residence. Deputies searched the residence and located the stolen chainsaw and professional paint sprayer, along with other items beleived to be stolen. Deputies recovered evidence they beleived linked Anderson to the theft on 05/06/17. Additional charges on Jeff Anderson are expected.
Deputies are also investigating a theft of an 18 foot flatbed trailer that occurred on 05/02/17 in the 1300 block of Country Club Rd., which is near where the chainsaw and paint sprayer were stolen. The trailer has white rims along with a wooden floor and wooden retaining walls. It is a 2016 Southern Express 18 foot trailer.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jeff Anderson or information on the stolen trailer contact the Massac County Sheriff's Office at (618)524-2912 or online at http://massacsheriffsdept.com/tips.html
On 05/10/17, 35 year old inmate Samuel Scott Stallions, of Metropolis, was being returned from a court appearance by the Pope County Sheriff's Office. Stallions was wearing jail issued clothing and restraints when he was removed from the vehicle to be taken into the Massac County Detention Center. Stallions broke away and attempted to flee. Deputies, along with Officers with the Metropolis Police Department began to pursue Stallions.Stallions was surrounded and attempted to flee a few blocks from the Detention Center. Stallions was subdued by use of a tazer and taken into custody. Stallions was returned to the Massac County Detention Center and charged with Escape. Stallions was being returned from Pope County Court where he was just given credit for time served and to be released from their custody. Stallions was being returned to the Detention Center on a Massac County warrant.
The Massac County Sheriff's Office is now accepting resumes for the following positions:
- Corrections Officer
- Deputy Sheriff
Qualifications for Telecommunications:
Qualifications for Corrections Officer:
Qualifications for Deputy Sheriff:
Resumes can be dropped off or mailed to:
Massac County Sheriff's Office
515 Market St.
Metropolis, IL 62960
Resumes may also be submitted via email at:
On 01/02/17 at 11:30 P.M. a report of a missing elderly man was taken by the Massac County Sheriff's Office. William "Virgil" Hargan was last seen on 01/02/17 at around 3:30 P.M. in Metropolis. Virgil suffers from Dementia. It is beleived he may have been in the Paducah area at some point. He was last wearing blue jeans, blue/green plaid shirt, loafers and a red "Donald Trump" ball cap. He was driving a white 4 door Chevrolet Impala with Illinois registration P587041. If you know the whereabouts or have information about Virgil Hargan please contact the Massac County Sheriff's Office at 618-624-2912.
On Sunday, December 18, 2016, at approximately 5:25 P.M., the Massac County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from Allan Stephens while at his home located at 6577 Old Marion Road, Metropolis, Illinois. Mr. Stephens advised he had just shot his wife. A Massac County Deputy arrived shortly thereafter and confirmed a female victim in the home with a gunshot wound. Mr. Stephens was taken into custody at approximately 5:43 P.M.
The Illinois State Police (ISP) Zone 7 Investigations and ISP Crime Scene Investigations were called in to assist with the investigation. The victim, identified as Mr. Stephens’ wife, was Deborah D. Stephens, a 59 year old female of Metropolis, Illinois. Mrs. Stephens was pronounce dead at the home by the Massac County Coroner’s Office.
Involved agencies included Massac County Sheriff’s Department, Massac County Coroner’s Office, Metropolis Police Department, ISP Zone 7 Investigations, and ISP Crime Scene Investigations.
Mr. Stephens, a 61 year old male of Metropolis, Illinois (pictured below) is being held at the Massac County Jail on a First Degree Murder Charge. No further information is being released at this time, and any additional information will come from the Massac County State’s Attorney’s Office.
On 06/15/16 A Deputy stopped to check a vehicle located near the bike trail at the end of Belgrade Rd. The Deputy observed 53 year old Darrell McCoy, of Metropolis, naked in the vehicle. While the Deputy was speaking with McCoy, he noticed several pills, not in a container, in plain sight. The Deputy also located a substance that tested positive for Methamphetamine. McCoy was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Additional charges are pending after testing is completed on the pills.
On April 30, 2016 two men came into Hoyer's Outdoor Equipment. The two purchased two chainsaws totaling over $1,100. The two were identified as 51 year old Darrell Keeling and 18 year old Travis Whitehair. The check was written on a closed account of Travis Whitehair. Keeling, shown on the left, has ties to Brookport and Paducah. Whitehair is from Paducah. A warrant was issued in Massac County for Travis Whitehair for Theft and Deceptive Practice. A warrant was also issued for Keeling in Massac County for Theft and Deceptive Practice. Keeling has another outstanding warrant out of Massac County for Failure to Appear on a separate charge of Deceptive Practice. The two are also being sought by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department for similar offenses.
In November 2015 Deputies began investigating a video that had been discovered. The video showed a female minor in a sexual act with a male. Investigators were able to determine that the minor in the video was a 14 year old female. Investigators were also able to determine that the male in the video was 25 year old Cesar Mounts of Metropolis. It was later determined that the video was filmed by Mounts at a residence in Metropolis. Mounts was located in McCracken County. Mounts was arrested and charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and Possession of Child Pornography. The Massac County Sheriff's Office was assisted in the investigation by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department.
Short was apprehended in the area of 6th & Broadway and taken back to the Massac County Detention Center.
On 06/07/16 at around 11:45 A.M. 22 year old Odeisha Short escaped from a Deputy while being transported from Court. Short fled the area of the Detention Center and fled west. Short took off jail issued yellow clothing and discarded it. Short was last seen wearing white underwear in the 7th & Broadway area. Short was being held at the Massac County Detention Center on an Indiana warrant for Battery by Bodily Waste.