Calls About Suspicious Behavior Lead to 2 Arrests
By West Kentucky Star Staff
METROPOLIS - Two arrests were made Thursday after people called police about suspicious behavior.

Someone called Metropolis police to say they saw a man looking into yards and houses on East 18th Street. Before officers arrived the man went into a garage and allegedly took an air compressor. A neighbor confronted the man as he attempted to leave and told him to return the compressor. When officers arrived they arrested 57-year-old Larry T. Coulter of Evanston, Illinois on burglary and theft charges.

Also on Thursday, the principal at Massac Junior High School called when she saw two people walking around the parking lot, and one of them appeared to have a knife. Police arrived and confronted them, and say one man gave them a fake name and date of birth. He was positively identified as 33-year-old Terry Kirks of Metropolis, and police learned there was a Massac County warrant for his arrest on a domestic battery charge. Kirks was searched and police say they found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles. Police say Kirk told them the shorts he was wearing did not belong to him.

He now faces additional charges for possession and for unlawful use of a weapon. 

Both men were taken to Massac County Detention Center.

Published 12:45 AM, Tuesday Apr. 16, 2019
Updated 08:39 AM, Tuesday Apr. 16, 2019

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