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Jeremiah Bobbett

Centralia Man Leads Police On Foot Chase Following Foiled Burglary

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A 22-year-old Centralia man was arrested following a foot chase with Centralia Police after allegedly trying to break into a dentist's office Saturday morning.  

Jeremiah Bobbett of Mitchell Street was charged in Marion County Court Monday for alleged attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools and resisting a peace officer.  Bond was set at $25,000 and the public defender appointed.  

Police say an alert resident noticed Bobbett trying to gain entry to the office of Dr. Jess Mikesell on Jonas Street.  While a window was broken out, no entry was gained to the office.  Bobbett had gotten into a vehicle by the time police arrived.   He allegedly stopped the vehicle at Saddler and Franklin and ran on foot.  A chase through yards in the neighborhood ended a few blocks later when Bobbett fell and was taken into custody.  

Police say Bobbett had a large number of burglary tools with him, including a hammer, pry bar, screw drivers and bolt cutters.  

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