Metropolis Police Arrest Woman Charged With Shooting Man Held Against Will

Metropolis Police Arrest Woman Charged With Shooting Man Held Against Will

METROPOLIS – Metropolis Police said Thursday a woman has been arrested in connection with a shooting that happened last weekend in Metropolis.

According to Metropolis Police Chief Harry Masse, 59-year-old Anita C. Prater of Metropolis was arrested by Paducah Police upon her release from the hospital.

Massac County State’s Attorney Josh Stratemeyer authorized charges of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and Unlawful Restraint. A Massac County judge set the bond at $1 million.

Prater is being held in the McCracken County Jail pending extradition back to Massac County.  

Metropolis Police detectives said the investigation revealed that the victim, a 33-year-old man from Wickliffe, Ky. stated that he went to a home in the 400 block of West 20th Street to purchase a PlayStation at 9 p.m. Saturday and held against his will. He said he was able to get out of the home around 11 p.m.

As he was in his vehicle, Prater allegedly shot the man using a shotgun. The man sustained injuries to his upper arm as well as his face from the buckshot. He was initially taken to Massac Memorial Hospital by a motorist who happened to be driving in the area and was then flown to a hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

Metropolis Police were assisted by Massac County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, Paducah Police and the Massac County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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